The Respectful Citizenship Award will be given to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their schools and communities and a commitment to fostering inclusive environments.
Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant announced details of the award Friday at an anti-bullying conference in Halifax.
The government says each school board will be able to hand out one award to an individual and another to a team.
Nomination forms will be circulated in schools, and recipients will be chosen by an independent committee.
Grant will present the first award next Feb. 27 on National Anti-Bullying Day.