Alta Vista's Community Newspaper

The Celine Tower Grant

Are you a senior high school or post-secondary student from the Alta Vista/Canterbury/Elmvale Acres/Ellwood community who is pursuing or currently enrolled in studies in Writing, Journalism or Communications? VISTAS is once again funding The Celine Tower Grant in the amount of $1,000 (CAD) to honour the memory of our long-time editor, Celine Tower. See below for the eligibility rules, application form, and instructions.

Applications are due no later than November 30, 2021.



  • Must be currently residing or studying in the Alta Vista/Canterbury/Elmvale Acres/Ellwood area.
  • Must be in senior year at High School or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school.
  • Must be pursuing or continuing studies at University/College in Writing, Journalism or Communications.
  • No repeat applications from previous winners please.

Eligible applicants are invited to complete one of the following forms to apply:


  • Write a 500 to 800 word essay which could be an article in VISTAS. Create a story or a non-fiction article that would be of interest to our readers, based on current VISTAS themes. Please check out our previous editions of the VISTAS at The writing will be evaluated on topic, grammar, style and organization.

Documents to Send: Complete and email the following files to no later than November 30, 2021:

  • Celine Tower Grant Application
  • essay
  • Resumé (which highlights community interests, if any, etc.)

Note: The name of a contact is requested as this person may be contacted for a reference letter.

The applicant may be contacted for an interview and, if successful, notified by January 31, 2022.

All applicants will be informed when a decision has been made.

The recipient of the award may have their writing published in VISTAS, at the discretion of the Editor. If published, a photo of the recipient will be published. Permission to publish writing and photo, if applicable, is granted by the completion of the application.

Acceptance of The Celine Tower Grant is conditional on providing VISTAS proof of enrolment to one of the post-secondary programs named by August 1, 2022.