Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some frequently asked questions. Click on the question below, or scroll down, to see the answers to the questions.

  1. What is the closing date for nominations?
  2. What are the eligibility criteria for a Hubbell Award?
  3. When will commanding officers be informed of the 2023 nomination process?
  4. How are the applications evaluated?
  5. My Commanding Officer did not nominate me. Can I apply for a Hubbell Award?
  6. If your selection committee concludes that none of the applicants from one element meet the criteria, will you award that a Hubbell Award to a Cadet from another element?
  7. I have previously won a Hubbell Award and am enrolled in a post secondary program. I am also enrolled in the Cadet program. Can I apply for a second Hubbell Award?
  8. I have been selected for a Hubbell Award but will age out before the Presentations Evening. Can I wear my Cadet uniform to the Awards Evening?
  9. When will the 2023 Hubbell Awards be presented?
  10. What is the value of the Hubbell Awards?
  11. I will complete grade 11 in June 2023, do I qualify for the Hubbell Awards?
  12. I will complete grade 12 in June 2023 but have not decided whether I will take post secondary education. Do I qualify for the Hubbell Awards?
  13. I am the commanding officer of a Cadet unit and have two Cadets who could be considered for nomination. Can I nominate both of them?
  14. I would like to make donations on a monthly payroll deduction plan through work. Are you registered with the All Charities Campaign?
  15. I would like to make a one time only donation. Where should I send it?
  16. I am considering making a donation to the Hubbell Awards but would prefer to do it through a Planned Giving program. Is this possible?
  17. I would like to consider sponsoring an award. How do I do that?
  18. I attended the last Awards Presentations and saw that my name is included in the Copper category. I would like to be included in the Silver or higher category. How do I do that?
  19. How are your donations managed?
  20. I am a high school teacher and have a student who is a high academic achiever. Can I nominate him/her?
  21. My grandson/granddaughter/brother/sister has been selected for the Hubbell Awards this year. Can I attend the Presentations with his/her parents?
  22. How do I get on your mailing list?
  23. Is there a dress code and what should I expect?
  24. I am with the CIC/COATS and would like to attend the 2023 Awards Evening. How do I arrange to do that?
  25. Is the Hubbell Awards associated with other organizations?

What is the closing date for nominations?

The application form will be sent to all unit Commanding Officers in January 2023. The closing date will be confirmed at that time.

Please review the application process on this website and consult with your commanding officer for additional information.

The application form is reviewed annually. Please consult the Apply page to ensure you are using the current version of the application form.

What are the eligibility criteria for a Hubbell Award?

You must be a Cadet in good standing in a unit based in Manitoba.

At the time of application, you must be completing, or have already completed, your final year of high school and are planning to enter directly into, or continue with, a full time program of studies at a fully-accredited post-secondary education facility (university, college or technical institute) where the program to be undertaken leads to a degree, diploma, professional or technical qualification.

You cannot have applied in a previous year.

Proof of enrolment at a fully-accredited post-secondary education facility in the year of application is a requirement.

The application form provides additional information. It is included on the Apply page of this website. A copy of the form in MS Word is also available from Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest) and from all Cadet commanding officers.

A copy in MS Word can also be obtained at awards@hubbellawards.com.

All applications must be typed.

The applicant is responsible to complete the form, obtain the necessary approvals, and personally submit it.

When will commanding officers be informed of the 2023 nomination process?

The application process was emailed to Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest) and all commanding officers in January 2023.

How are the applications evaluated?

Each application is reviewed independently by a team of evaluators who use a numerical rating system. Twelve awards will be presented in 2023. Please refer to the Apply page and the application form for additional information.

My Commanding Officer did not nominate me. Can I apply for a Hubbell Award?

Yes. Each Cadet who wishes to be considered for a Hubbell Award is responsible to complete the application form. You should take the completed form to your commanding officer and request his/her approval in the space provided.

When you have the required approval and supporting documents you should ensure it is submitted by the due date.

If your selection committee concludes that none of the applicants from one element meet the criteria, will you award that a Hubbell Award to a Cadet from another element?

The quality of the applications is consistently high, but if there are insufficient qualified applicants within an element, the remaining award(s) will not be presented.

The bigger challenge has been the need to limit the number of awards that can be presented. Each award is currently sponsored by an individual(s) or corporation. As the number of people who are prepared to sponsor an award increases, so will the number of awards. Similarly, the value of each award will increase as funds become available. When the program began in 2004, we presented three scholarships valued at $500.00 each using the proceeds from the Awards Dinner. They were increased incrementally, as the trust fund grew, to the current level of at least $1,000.00. Similarly, the number of awards has been increased to twelve.

I have previously won a Hubbell Award and am enrolled in a post secondary program. I am also enrolled in the Cadet program. Can I apply for a second Hubbell Award?

The Hubbell Awards is designed to provide an award once to eligible Cadets.

I have been selected for a Hubbell Award but will age out before the Presentations Evening. Can I wear my Cadet uniform to the Awards Evening?

Yes, winners who have aged out prior to the presentations may wear their uniform. You should contact your commanding officer to obtain approval. Your commanding officer may be required to consult with Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest).

When will the 2023 Hubbell Awards be presented?

The 2023 Hubbell Awards will be presented at a special ceremony held in the Manitoba Legislative Building on September 21, 2023. The winners have been sent a letter confirming their selection and details of the evening.

What is the value of the Hubbell Awards?

The Hubbell Awards corporation will endeavour to fund each Award in the amount of at least $1,000.00 each. All awards have an equal value. Twelve Manitoba Cadets will become eligible to receive a Hubbell Award in 2023.

I will complete grade 11 in June 2023, do I qualify for the Hubbell Awards?

All applicants must be in their final year of high school or currently attending a fully-accredited post secondary educational facility to be eligible for consideration of an award.

I will complete grade 12 in June 2023 but have not decided whether I will take post secondary education. Do I qualify for the Hubbell Awards?

Proof of enrolment at a fully-accredited post-secondary education facility in the year of application is a requirement for consideration of an award.

I am the commanding officer of a Cadet unit and have two Cadets who could be considered for nomination. Can I nominate both of them?

Each Cadet who wishes to be considered for an award should personally complete the application and request your favourable recommendation. Your comments are important to the evaluation team, you should consider assigning a priority if you choose to support more than one applicant.

I would like to make donations on a monthly payroll deduction plan through work. Are you registered with the All Charities Campaign?

Yes, the Hubbell Awards is one of the organizations recognized by the All Charities Campaign. Please consult with your payroll office or All Charities coordinator to arrange for automatic payroll deductions.

I would like to make a one time only donation. Where should I send it?

Donations can be mailed to:

The Hubbell Awards Incorporated
Suite 190, 680 Whytewold Road
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Y5

or

The Hubbell Awards Scholarship Trust Fund
c/o The Winnipeg Foundation
1350 One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B OX3

Donations may be made online directly to the Winnipeg Foundation. If you wish to make a donation directly to the Foundation, click here.

Donations may also be made by e-transfer. If you wish to e-transfer your donation, direct your e-transfer to treasurer@hubbellawards.com.

All donations of $10.00 or more receive a charitable receipt.

Pleaase visit the Donation page for full details on how to donate to The Hubbell Awards Incorporated.

I am considering making a donation to the Hubbell Awards but would prefer to do it through a Planned Giving program. Is this possible?

The Winnipeg Foundation has a Planned Giving program that includes the Hubbell Awards. You should contact them directly to inquire about the process you should follow. You may also contact us directly, but donations through Planned Giving are coordinated through the Winnipeg Foundation.

I would like to consider sponsoring an award. How do I do that?

Sponsorship opportunities do occasionally become available. If you are interested in sponsoring an award do contact us.

I attended the last Awards Presentations and saw that my name is included in the Copper category. I would like to be included in the Silver or higher category. How do I do that?

The categories of donors included in the program are for cumulative donations. As the total amount of your donations increase you will automatically move to a higher category.

There are four categories of donors:

  • Diamond - donations with a cumulative total of more than $10,000.00
  • Gold - cumulative total between $5,000.00 and $10,000.00
  • Silver - cumulative total between $500.00 and $4,999.99
  • Copper - cumulative total up to $500.00.

How are your donations managed?

When the Hubbell Awards was incorporated, we wanted to ensure that the program could continue indefinitely. We consulted with the Winnipeg Foundation. They have a program that assists small charities such as the Hubbell Awards. We entered into an agreement with them.

All donations are deposited in the Hubbell Awards Scholarship Trust Fund that they hold. Once each year they inform us of the amount of interest that has been earned. That information is used to determine the value of the awards, which will be increased as the Trust Funds grows.

The Winnipeg Foundation has approved the Hubbell Awards as an Agency, which provides for matching grants on a sliding scale.

I am a high school teacher and have a student who is a high academic achiever. Can I nominate him/her?

We encourage all adult leaders to consider the Hubbell Awards as one venue of supporting youth who are enrolled in a Cadet unit in Manitoba. You should encourage your student to complete the application form and arrange for his/her commanding officer to support it. You are encouraged to include a letter of support for your student.

The student is responsible to sign the completed application form and send it to us.

My grandson/granddaughter/brother/sister has been selected for the Hubbell Awards this year. Can I attend the Presentations with his/her parents?

The parents of the winners attend the evening as our guests. Parents are encouraged to have others attend the evening with them, particularly family members. Parents should ensure the program is informed of the names of the people who will be attending so adequate seating arrangements can be made.

How do I get on your mailing list?

If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to attend, please contact us at awards@hubbellawards.com

Is there a dress code and what should I expect?

Guests who are serving in the military will wear their Designated Environmental Uniform. Civilian guests should wear a business suit, blazer and flannels or equivalent with medals. All Cadets should wear their uniform.

I am with the CIC/COATS and would like to attend the 2023 Awards Evening. How do I arrange to do that?

All CIC/COATS personnel, members of the Leagues and Regional Cadet staff are encouraged to attend the Awards Evening to support our youth. Please contact your commanding officer, League representative, sponsoring committee, Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest) or us at awards@hubbellawards.com to make arrangements to attend.

Is the Hubbell Awards associated with other organizations?

The Hubbell Awards is proudly independent. We collaborate with several charitable and not for profit organizations that support Cadets such as Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest) the Sea, Army and Air Cadet Leagues and sponsoring committees.

We would be pleased to collaborate with other organizations with similar objectives.