Applications welcome

Email a completed application to [email protected].

Overview

The Premier’s Citizenship Award is 1 of 3 Alberta Citizenship Awards that recognize students who have contributed to their communities through public service and volunteering.

The Government of Alberta annually presents 1 award to a student enrolled in each high school in Alberta. Each recipient receives a letter of commendation from the Premier.

Eligibility

A nominee must:

  • be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible)
  • be an Alberta resident, for which 1 of the following conditions must apply:
    • 1 parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies
  • be graduating from high school in the current academic year

Application process

Alberta high schools can each select 1 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. Students and school administration should work together to compile and submit this document.

Student attributes to considered

The nominee should display outstanding characteristics in:

  • citizenship
  • leadership
  • community service or engagement in volunteer work

The nominee should have also demonstrated initiative and have had a positive impact in the community or school.

Note: Academic achievement is not a requirement for these awards.

Additional information

Additional submission materials and eligibility criteria are required to be considered for an Alberta Centennial Award or a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Citizenship Medallion.

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

Contact

Connect with Strategic Stakeholder Outreach:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-8139
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Mailing address:
Alberta Culture and Status of Women, Strategic Stakeholder Outreach
905, 10405 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4R7

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