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University of Alberta 2023 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

This scholarship was named in honour 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.

The award recognizes and rewards academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies.


University of Alberta Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Application DeadlineNot Specified
Funding TypePartially Funded
Country to studyCanada
School to studyUniversity of Alberta
TypeUndergraduate
SponsorUniversity of Alberta
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of University of Alberta Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

  • Up to $2,500 scholarship

Requirements for University of Alberta Alexander Rutherford 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.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

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


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