Rutherford Scholarship Study Grants in Canada– Fully Funded

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The University of Alberta is proud to partner with the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Forum to provide study grants to outstanding young Canadian students for the 2022/23 academic session in Canada

The 2022 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship at the University of Alberta in Canada is available to applicants who have completed High School and wish to commence Undergraduate study at the University.

This scholarship was named in honor of Alexander Rutherford, who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education.

He was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the University of Alberta, and his active involvement in community affairs.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship at University of Alberta Study Eligibility:

To successfully receive this scholarship, candidates must also meet these criteria:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada, or a Protected Person under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, (Visa students are not eligible).
  • Be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident the following conditions must apply:
    1. one parent or legal guardian must have maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the applicant commencing a program of study;
    2. the applicant has maintained permanent residence in Alberta at least 12-months before commencing a program of study;
    3. the applicant is not eligible to receive a scholarship concerning any grade unless the applicant or the applicant’s parent(s)/legal guardian were a resident in Alberta throughout the whole of that grade.
  • Have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.
  • Be enrolled in a full course load in a designated post-secondary or an apprenticeship program of at least one semester in length.

Application Procedures:

Apply Online

To apply online, you must create a personal account and verify your identity with Alberta Student Aid. For instructions, see:

Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Requirements for high school transcript marks will vary.

For more information on how to apply, visit Alberta Student Aid directly.

Once you have applied, you can check the status of your application on your Alberta Student Aid portal.

Selection Process:

A student must have a minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade. Grade 10, 11, or 12 as calculated from:

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  • Alberta Residents
    Courses/marks on an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement
  • Completed High School Outside Alberta
    Courses/marks that appear on an official high school transcript attained in another province

Purpose

To recognize and reward the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value of Award

Up to $2,500

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Application Type: Undergraduate degree

Location: Canada

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