To recognize an outstanding Company Program Finance member (executive or non-executive) who has demonstrated leadership, professionalism, commitment to the company, and who has gone above and beyond in their role in Finance. 

Minimum Criteria to Apply
  • Has been nominated by their advising team. The advising team for each company can nominate one member of their team for this award.
  • Minimum 80% attendance.

How to Apply
  • You will be asked to create an account and will be able to save your application as you go.

  • You will be asked to include the name and email of an advisor to endorse your application. They will be sent a copy of your submission automatically by email and a request for endorsement.

  • Advisors are not required to provide any additional references beyond the endorsement.

  • Applications must be submitted through the link above. No email applications will be accepted.

Application Tip
  • Make sure you start writing your application in advance of the deadline to account for editing, reviewing, and any unforeseen circumstances. Try not to submit your answers last minute!
  • You can save your application online and return to it. It does not have to be completed all at once. 
  • If you plan on working offline, take note of the word limits to ensure that you don't run into any issues when copy and pasting your answers.
  • Check in with your advisors to determine who you should include in your application for the endorsement.
Application Deadline 
Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 
Complete the application form online here:
What happens after you have submitted your application?
  • Applications will be reviewed by external preliminary judges.
  • Short-listed candidates will be determined to move on to Student Interview Night. 
Student Interview Night
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel of judges selected by JA Central Ontario.
  • Interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 26th between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 
  • Specific instructions will be sent to all finalists.
  • To be eligible for an award, students MUST attend Interview Night.
Selection Process
  • The award winner will be selected on the basis of their combined written responses and interview
  • The award winner will be announced at our virtual ventureON celebration on Wednesday, May 11th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • $1000 Post-Secondary Scholarship provided by Z Zurich Foundation, Certificate of Excellence, Networking Opportunity with a Zurich executive
  • Scholarship winners will be required to provide proof of post-secondary enrolment in order to receive the scholarship funds (i.e. invoice for tuition). If the student defers enrolment, JA Central Ontario will hold the funds in trust until the student is able to provide proof of enrolment. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to the CP Team at