Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 

A Premier Scholarship Program for Young Women ages 13-18 

 

There are numerous scholarships awarded at Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador. The continuation of each award is determined annually based on sponsorships. Scholarships are awarded once a recipient has provided written documentation of her enrolment at a post-secondary institution.  Awards presented in 2015 are as follows:

 

  • Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador - $2,000
  • 1st Runner-up - $1,000
  • 2nd Runner-up - $500
  • Community Pride Award - $200
  • Spirit of Youth Award - $250
  • Public Speaking Award - $1,700 Dale Carnegie Program
  • Academic Excellence Award - $500
  • VOCM Cares Charitable Activity Award - $500
  • Healthy Living Award - $250
  • Talent Award - $250
  • Environmental Awareness Award - $500
  • Isabella Ashley Spirit of Giving Award - $300
  • Future Leader Award - $500 tuition voucher to Academy Canada
 
Public Speaking Award
Participants are assessed on their originality, flair and ideas presented. Their capacity to demonstrate empathy and a realistic understanding of their topic also forms part of the judging criteria. The highest scoring participant wins the award.

 

Academic Excellence Award

Participants are required to write two short essays on topics relevant to the youth of Newfoundland and Labrador. The essay topics are pre-determined by the judges. The participant achieving the highest score is presented with the award. 

  

Healthy Living Award

Participants are required to complete a physical fitness test as well as a short quiz on healthy living. The participant achieving the highest combined score is presented with the award.

  

Environmental Awareness Award

This award is an essay competition which recognizes outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation and improvement of the environment. Judges will consider excellence in innovation, leadership and accomplishments that influence positive change in such areas as environmental awareness, promoting stewardship, initiatives for greener neighborhoods, energy conservation and wildlife and habitat preservation.

 

Spirit of Youth Award

Competitive events have always offered an opportunity for personal growth and character development, not usually apparent in the everyday aspects of life. This is an award that is voted on by the participants themselves, and presented to the person whom they believe has, in the spirit of friendship and competition, best exemplified a desire to be a good example for others.

 

Talent Award

Participation in this competition is optional and not counted towards a contestant's final score.  It is a fun time for the participants to compete in the performing arts of dancing, singing, acting, playing a musical instrument, or any combination.

 

Charitable Activity Award

This award recognizes the inspiring contributions made by participants who devote themselves to volunteer work. It is not necessary to have any set number of years service to receive this award. The winner will have many positive characteristics, including the following:

Innovation: Someone who has taken initiative to spearhead charitable work which significantly benefited the organization(s)they worked for.

 

Inspiration: Someone who stands as an example of commitment to excellence, perhaps having demonstrated leadership and achievement in a variety of contexts within the charity sector.

 

Influence: Someone who has played a significant role in promoting a charity or charities, and represented a positive image of the work undertaken.

 

This award shines a spotlight on exceptional performance in charitable work. It recognizes that these achievements help to spread best practice throughout the charity sector, drawing attention to the breadth of talent, commitment and expertise that exists within youth volunteers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. All information pertaining to charity work included on participant applications is reviewed and a short-list of potential award winners is determined by a team of experienced volunteer adjudicators. Due to the need for impartiality, the names of the adjudicators are not disclosed until after the assessment process has been completed. References for the short-list are contacted and a winner is determined.


Isabella Ashley Spirit of Giving Award

The Isabella Ashley Spirit of Giving Award is presented to the participant who raises the most money for a charity selected by the Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program's Board of Directors.  All money raised by this year's participants will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador.






 



 

Stellar Educational Opportunity

 

  Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador is an Incorporated, not-for-profit scholarship program. We provide the province's largest scholarship program for young women, which awards individuals for academics, promotion of healthy living, public speaking, community service, volunteer work, environmental awareness and performance-related talents.

  Our participants are inspirational and exciting celebrations of achievement, talent and imagination, who provide unique and exemplary contributions to their schools and communities.

Did You Know?

  •  Since 2006 we've awarded over $70,000 in scholarships. Juliette Dupre, Julia Hiscock, Beth Peddle, Kayla Carroll, Kora Liegh Russell, Jenna Kelly and Kandice Power, have together received nearly $600,000 in educational scholarships since winning their respective titles.
  •   Our titleholders: Juliette Dupre, Kayla Carroll, Jenna Kelly and Kandice Power, as well as alumni Maggie Hynes, Andrea Andersen, Regan Burden, Sabrina Andrews and Catherine Price, have been recognized with prestigious URock Volunteer Awards by the Provincial Government.