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Apply for the Stars Awards

The Civida Foundation presents the Stars Awards to recognize the academic excellence and positive impact high school students and community members make in our communities.  

Award Categories

  1. Academic Award recognizing academic achievement
  2. Community Impact recognizing individuals commitment to the community 
  3. Leadership Award recognizing exceptional leadership that aligns with CHF values 
  4. Creative Arts Award recognizing students for their creative accomplishments 
  5. Sports Performance Award recognizing students for their athletic accomplishments 

Eligibility

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To be eligible, you must currently live in Civida community housing, or your family must receive rent benefit from Civida.

Grade 12 students and anyone entering post-secondary can apply for the awards.

  • Please note this is a change from previous years where only high school students were eligible. 

You must submit a letter of support from a community leader, teacher, or coach. The letter cannot be from a relative. You may wish to include a sample of the work you have done such as art project, speeches written, event brochures, sports photos, or videos, etc.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted online, and are due by Friday July 12, 2024 at midnight. 

If you are applying for the Community Impact, Leadership, Creative Arts and/or Sports Performance Award:

You must submit ONE written essay and a letter of support. The letter of support should include the following information from your supporter: 

  • Their name 
  • Phone number and email address (incase Civida Housing Foundation needs to contact them) 
  • Their relationship to you / role
  • A brief description of the impact and involvement your have in the community 
  • Any extenuating circumstances or unique consideration the adjudication committee should know about 

You may also wish to include a sample of work you have done such as art project, speeches written, event brochures, sports photos, or videos, etc.

If you are applying for the Academic Award:

You must submit your School Transcript. Enter your course grades and upload your Detailed Academic Report (final transcript) or latest report card if you do not have your final transcript from this school year, 2023-2024.

This award is only available for grade 12 students of this academic year.  

  • Please download your “Detailed Academic Report” (final transcript) from the Government of Alberta MyPass website or your school website. 
  • Ask your school office if you need help getting your detailed academic report (final transcript). 

    Applicants can apply for more than one award, however, applicants can only win one award.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can apply for an Award?

    To be eligible, you must currently live in Civida community housing, or your family must receive rent benefit from Civida. 

    Grade 12 students and anyone who is entering post-secondary are welcome to apply for the awards. Please note this is a change from previous years where only high school students were eligible. 

    When are applications due?

    Applications are submitted online, and are due by Friday July 12, 2024 at midnight.

    Can I apply for more than one award?

    Yes, you can apply for as many awards as you would like to, however, you can only receive one award. 

    Who do I contact with questions or to get help?

    Contact the Civida Housing Foundation at [email protected] or [email protected].

    When will the Award Ceremony be held?

    The Stars Awards Gala will be held in October 2024.

    Apply For a Stars Award