The Rutherford Scholarship Forum and the University of Alberta are pleased to work together to award study funds to exceptional young Canadians for the 2022/23 academic year in Canada.
This scholarship is open to students who have completed high school and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta in Canada in 2022.
Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education, is the honorary recipient of this award.
In addition to his strong support for public education, particularly the University of Alberta, he was well-known for his involvement in the community.
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Alexander Rutherford Scholarship at University of Alberta Study Eligibility:
To be eligible for this award, applicants must also complete the following requirements:
- To be a protected person under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada, you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada (Visa students are not eligible).
- A resident of Alberta must meet the following criteria in order to be designated a resident:
- Applicants are ineligible to receive a scholarship for any grade unless the applicant or the applicant’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s) were a resident of Canada for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the applicant beginning a program of study
- The applicant has maintained permanent residence in Alberta at least 12 months prior to beginning a program of study;
On or after September 30, 1980, you must have graduated from high school.
- Have at least one semester of a full course load in a certified post-secondary institution or an apprenticeship program.
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For online applications, you must first create an account with Alberta Student Aid and authenticate your identification. Instructions can be found at:
Submit your application as soon as your high school transcripts are ready and when you begin full-time postsecondary courses. The requirements for high school transcript marks can vary.
Visit Alberta Student Aid for more information on how to apply.
You can track the progress of your application on the Alberta Student Aid website once you’ve submitted it.
A student must have a minimum aggregate grade point average of at least one grade point in five designated courses. Based on the following factors:
- The courses and marks on an official transcript of high school achievement for Alberta residents.
- Outside of Alberta, I graduated from high school.
- Classes and grades taken in a different province but recorded on a diploma
To recognize and reward senior high school students’ academic achievements and encourage them to continue their education beyond high school.
Value of Award
Up to $2,500
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Application Type: Undergraduate degree