Alberta Scholarships

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

Earl and Countess of Wessex - World Championships in Athletics Scholarship

The Earl and Countess of Wessex - Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics Scholarship was established by the Government of Alberta to commemorate the visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex to the 8th International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics. This scholarship recognizes the top male and top female Alberta students who have excelled in track and field, have a strong academic record and plan to continue their studies at the post-secondary level in Alberta.


Two awards of $3,000

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants 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 the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months before being a full-time student, or
    - is married to an Alberta resident before the start of the qualifying year of study.
  • plan on entering full-time post-secondary studies at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary or the University of Lethbridge and must join the Track and Field team at that institution within one year,
  • have completed Grade 12 in Alberta in the same year that they apply for the scholarship, and
  • have met the entrance requirements to be accepted at either institution.

Selection Process:

Selection will be based on a student’s placement in provincial and national championships, Alberta Athlete Development Program (AADP) standards, best performances, Mercier score and a written recommendation from the applicant’s coach. Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee with representation from Athletics Alberta and from each of the varsity track and field programs in Alberta.

Application Process:

Applications are also available from high school counsellors.

Applicants will be notified of the result of their application in December. The award will be issued in January after Student Aid Alberta confirms the recipients’ full-time enrolment.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to 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: