The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation's National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes.
The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is open to every graduating high school or CEGEP student from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This non-renewable scholarship is valued at $1000 and tenable at any post-secondary institution.
A) Hold Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, landed immigrant or refuge status
B) Be in the graduating year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school or CEGEP. Exceptions may be considered for those who have undertaken a gap year for academic pursuits or community service-based activities
C) Be between the ages of 16 to 24
D) Financial need is taken into consideration
A) The Future Aces' National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program selection process is one of the most rigorous scholarship programs in Canada. We rely on a network of over 40 volunteers to assist us in making our selections each year.
The following is a breakdown of the selection process for the Citizenship Award and Scholarship:
A) Applications are received in the office and ranked by quantifiable measurements
B) Preliminary Selection Committee volunteers vet applications
C) Advanced applications are distributed to Selection Committee readers
D) On Selection Day, readers come together in their teams to discuss their applicants and make final selections