Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 

A Leadership Program for Young Women ages 13-18 

Our Scholarships

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

  • Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 
  • 1st Runner-up 
  • 2nd Runner-up
  • 3rd Runner-up
  • 4th Runner-up 
  • Communications Award
  • Academic Excellence Award 
  • Volunteer Activity Award 
  • Healthy Living Award 
  • Talented Teen Award 
  • Environmental Awareness Award 
  • Spirit of Giving Award
  • Future Leader Award 

Communications Award

Participants are assessed during a public speaking competition 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 an essay 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.

Volunteer Activity Award

This award which is not counted towards the overall score, 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 volunteer 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.

Healthy Living Award

Participants are required to complete a physical fitness test and write a short essay  which focuses on healthy living. 

Talented Teen Award

Participation in this competition is optional and not counted towards a participant'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.

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. A participant's standing in this competition is not counted towards their overall score.

Isabella Ashley Spirit of Giving Award

The Isabella Ashley Spirit of Giving Award which is not counted towards the overall scoring, 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.

Future Leader Award

This award is not part of the overall scoring process. It recognizes a program participant who has faced obstacles and despite these challenges continues to excel. The recipient is chosen by the interview panel judges.  .