Alberta Scholarships

Scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Student Aid Alberta.

Jason Lang Scholarship

Established in the memory of Jason Lang, a 17-year-old high school student who was killed in a school shooting. The scholarship recognizes and rewards Alberta post-secondary students for their academic achievements and encourages them to continue in their undergraduate or professional program of study.

Value:

$1,000

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible an applicant must:

• Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
• Be an Alberta resident and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:
- One parent must currently be residing in Alberta, or 
- Alberta is the last place you lived for twelve (12) consecutive months before being a full-time postsecondary student, or
- You are married to an Alberta resident before the start of your qualifying year of study.

• Be enrolled in an undergraduate or professional program such as Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine at a participating post-secondary educational
institution in Alberta,
• Be enrolled in a program of study which is a minimum of two years in length or greater, i.e. a program must offer a minimum of four academic terms or 64 weeks of academic
instruction, excluding work term and/or co-op, and
• Have completed at least 80% of a full course load and achieved a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in the previous academic year (“qualifying year”) during the fall and winter semesters.

Students who are nominated for a scholarship and transfer to a non-participating post-secondary institution are eligible to receive payment of the scholarship. Students must be continuing their post-secondary studies in the current academic year and must provide confirmation of their full-time enrollment to Student Aid Alberta.

Students are not eligible for a Jason Lang Scholarship if they:
• Are enrolled in a one year certificate program,
• Interrupt their post-secondary studies for more than one semester in the next academic year,
• Are recipients of a Louise McKinney Scholarship for the same period of study, or
• Have received the lifetime maximum of three Jason Lang Scholarships.

Nominees must be enrolled at eligible Alberta public post-secondary schools (includes publicly-funded colleges, technical institutes, universities and private colleges accredited to grant degrees). View the full list at:

For more on eligibility for this scholarship, refer to:

Selection Process:

Students who meet the eligibility criteria are nominated by the Student Awards Office at the Alberta post-secondary institution where they completed their qualifying year of studies.

Application Process:

Submit your completed application form to the Student Awards Office at your educational institution.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to speak with a funding advisor or visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: