Alberta Scholarships

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

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.



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, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    • was married to an Alberta resident immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies.
  • 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 (students in graduate studies (Master's or Doctoral level) are not eligible),
  • 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 (excluding Spring or Summer courses).

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

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:

The following FAQ answers the most common questions received from students about the Jason Lang Scholarship:

Application Process:

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

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.

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: