The Alberta Centennial Award honours students who have contributed to their communities through outstanding characteristics in citizenship/social responsibility, leadership and community service.  Each year 25 young Albertans receive a $2,005 scholarship.


Alberta high school students who receive the Premier's Citizenship Award can be considered for the Alberta Centennial Award.

To be considered for the Alberta Centennial Award, you must also be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program for the fall or winter term.

Application process

Alberta high schools can each select one recipient for the Premier's Citizenship Award. Students may wish to contact their school administration to be considered for nomination.

To select a recipient, schools must submit a completed and signed Alberta Citizenship Awards Application form. To be considered for an Alberta Centennial Award, schools must also submit:

  • A Record of Accomplishments Chart
  • Two letters of reference, no longer than two page each, from:
    • someone who has known the nominee for at least one year either through school or community or volunteer activities
    • someone who knows the nominee well enough to support and/or elaborate on the nominee's activities and initiatives as outlined in the Record of Accomplishments Chart

Students and school administration should work together to compile and submit these documents.

The deadline for schools to submit nominations is June 1, of every year.


To connect with the Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Arts Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-6315
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-9132
Email: ArtsBranch@gov.ab.ca

Mailing address:
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Arts Branch
10708 105 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 0A1