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CICN Awards


The awards granted by CICN aim to recognize and commend students whose leadership, special achievements or excellent academic results would serve as an inspiration to others.  They also honour the contributions made by youths who have excelled in their respective fields of endeavour as well as contributed back to the community.  Currently, we have three awards for high school students in Canada. 




Awards are open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 18 (inclusive), presently enrolled in a high school (in Canada or overseas), who have made a difference, are encouraged to submit an application for a CICN Youth Award. 

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.


Selection Criteria


CICN awards are given out to the ideal Canadian students based on their achievements in different areas (such as athletic or artistic accomplishments; or contributions to clubs and extra-curricular activities), academic results, and their leadership in their local community.


Award recipients are selected for their dedication and commitment to making a difference in their schools or community by showing their strong leaderships, special achievements or excellent academic results and have shown their capability to lead and inspire others and demonstrate respect for others and responsibility in their schools and/or community.


Application Submission


The submission should include the completed application form and two letters of endorsement.  Other materials will also be reviewed by the Award Committee and will be used for promoting and representing recipients. 


How to Apply


Choose a category below, download the application form, print, complete, sign form; scan the form and all supporting material; email all

documents to


Types of Award


There are three awards: Youth Leadership Award, Youth Achievement Award and Youth Academic Award.  For each of the three awards, ten recipients will be selected from all the applicants nationwide.

Each award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship coupon from our sponsor, Fox College of Business, for their selected educational programs. 


Selection Process


Applications will be reviewed by an Award Committee of CICN.


Once all of the applications have been reviewed by the committee, the individuals qualified for our awards will be short-listed, and their referees may be contacted by CICN staff for verification.


Award recipients will be contacted by CICN by the end of October via email.  Currently, there is no award ceremony due to geographic diversification.  We plan to have the provincial ceremony in the near future.


Deadline for Submission


The deadline for submission is August 31 of each year.  Completed applications and supporting material must be received by CICN before 11:59 pm on August 31.


All applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.


Applications may be submitted at any time.  Recipients will be informed by email by the end of September that year.


Application Form


Please download the application form below:


Youth Academic Award Application Form


Youth Achievement Award Application Form


Youth Leadership Award Application Form



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