Alberta Scholarships

The Alberta Government through Alberta Student Aid, and in partnership with post-secondary institutions and other community organizations, offers a suite of scholarships and awards to encourage and reward the excellence of Alberta students.

For most scholarships and awards, an application or a nomination process is required. Research your options because in some instances, you may even be eligible for more than one scholarship or award.

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:

To learn more, browse the Alberta Scholarships and Awards list:

Dr. Ernest and Minnie Mehl Scholarships

The scholarship was established by Mrs. Minnie Mehl through Student Aid Alberta. Mrs. Mehl wanted to help Alberta after many wonderful years as a teacher, wife and valued community member.

Value:

One award of $3,500

Eligibility Criteria:

Students must be:

  • a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • an Alberta resident
  • have completed Grade 12 in Alberta at a school that follows the Alberta Education Curriculum, and
  • must be continuing their studies at a degree granting post-secondary school in Canada

Application Process:

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

Selection Process:

Grade 12 high school students are ranked according to the same criteria as for the Rutherford Scholars as determined on the first writing of Diploma Examinations in the following courses:

  • One of English 30-1, 30-2, or
  • Français 30-1, 30-2, and
  • Social Studies 30, 30-1 or 30-2

Plus any three other subjects:  

  • Mathematics 31, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30 or
  • Science 30

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: