University Of Alberta Alexander Rutherford Scholarship For Undergraduate Students

This fellowship was established in memory of Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. He was well-known for his staunch support for public education, notably the University of Alberta, as well as his active participation in community affairs.

The award honors and celebrates senior high school students’ academic success and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies.

About University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.

Benefits of University of Alberta Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

  • Up to $2,500 scholarship

Eligibility Requirements For Scholarship

To receive this scholarship, you must also meet all of these eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada or 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:
    • one parent or legal guardian must have maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the applicant commencing a program of study;
    • applicant has maintained permanent residence in Alberta at least 12-months prior to commencing a program of study;
    • applicant is not eligible to receive a scholarship with respect to 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.

You may only be awarded the Alexander Rutherford scholarship once.

How To Apply

Students who have obtained their official high school transcript marks should apply for an undergraduate programme in the University of Alberta.

Requirements for high school transcript marks will vary. For more information and to submit an application, visit Alberta Student Aid directly.  Once you have applied, you can check the status of your application on your Alberta Student Aid portal.

For more details, visit University of Alberta website on

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