The Canadian Association of Principals
Student Leadership Award
The Canadian Association of Principals and Lifetouch Canada are proud to sponsor the CAP Student Leadership Award. The purpose of this award is to afford principals the opportunity to recognize one of their student leaders and to enter that student as a nominee for a national scholarship. Nationally, the Canadian Association of Principals will administer the scholarship program.
Please note: CAP Regrets to inform Ontario students they are not eligible for the award. Please contact the Ontario Principals Council for more information.
The CAP Student Leadership Award is designed to provide the broadest possible base upon which to evaluate candidates. For the 2013-2014 program, twelve scholarships of $750.00 each will be awarded. (One scholarship per CAP provincial/territorial affiliate) Only students graduating in the final year of high school from a Canadian High School are eligible for nomination.
Each school that wishes to participate in the scholarship program is asked to nominate one student leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership. Nominees should be in the top 20% of their class. Nominations are not based on need. The method of selection of the principal’s nominee is a local decision. To assist you with your selection, you may use an existing scholarship committee or convene a committee similar to what may be used for other award programs.
Each nominee must complete the questionnaire following these instructions. Advisors should aid students in filling out the questionnaire and in furnishing and verifying entries that are part of the student’s official school records.
Criteria for Selection: (100 possible points)
- Leadership in school activities (1 to max. of 25 points)
- Leadership in the community (1 to max. of 25 points)
- Academic achievement (1 to max. of 20 points)
- Essay (1 to max. of 20 points)
- Recognition, awards, honours and scholarships (1 to max. of 10 points)
Please enclose a copy of the Secondary School Record (transcript form) to be filled out by the school and returned together with the Scholarship Selection Questionnaire. The school may substitute its own official copy of the student’s transcript (record of marks). Please send the material to the CAP Student Leadership Award Program at your provincial principal association’s address (list of provincial addresses following). We emphasize that all materials must be submitted together, and postmarked by March 1, 2014. Incomplete materials will not be returned or considered.
Winners of the CAP Student Leadership Award will be selected in May and the winners and their school principals will be notified in June.
Download the Leadership Award Selection Questionnaire here.