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:

Rutherford Scholars

Value:

$2,500 

Eligibility Criteria:

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

Application Process:

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

For more information:

Selection Process:

Recipients are selected based on the first writing of Diploma Examinations from qualifying subjects. Qualifying subjects are:
One of: 

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

Plus any three of:

  • Mathematics 30-1, or 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • 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: