Alberta Scholarships

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

Rutherford Scholars



Eligibility Criteria:

The top ten students, as determined on the first writing of Diploma Examinations, are recognized as Rutherford Scholars.

Selection Process:

Recipients are selected on the basis of results obtained on Diploma Examinations in one of: English 30-1, 30-2 or Français 30, 30-2, Social Studies 30 plus three other subjects. Averages normally are in the 96.0 to 98.8 per cent range. Only the first writing of the diploma exam will be considered.

Application Process:

Recipients are selected from applications for an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. A separate application is not required.

For more information:

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: