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:
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.
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.