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:

Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism

In recognition of Alberta’s centennial and the contributions and experiences of our diverse population, the Minister of Alberta Community Development established the Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism. 

To encourage graduate studies that will create value for Albertans by promoting informed thinking about Canadian human rights, cultural diversity, and multiculturalism. To support the pursuit of studies in Canadian human rights, cultural diversity, and multiculturalism and building capacity to undertake human rights or multicultural work in Canada.

Value:

  • Masters Level - $10,000 
  • Doctoral Level - $15,000

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
  • enrolled as a full-time graduate student (Master’s or Doctoral level) at an Alberta public post-secondary institution,
  • enrolled in a program of study that supports the purpose of the scholarship, and
  • planning to do research that is within a Canadian context and will ultimately benefit Albertans.

Note: The scholarship is only open to students pursuing graduate studies.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit the following:

  • a completed application form,
  • an official post-secondary transcript
  • an essay, and
  • a curriculum vitae.

The essay is the most important component of the application and has the greatest impact on the selection process. Please feel free to consult your academic adviser.

Selection Process:

Recipients will be selected on the basis of the applicant’s information as provided on the application form, post-secondary transcript, the essay, and curriculum vitae.

Successful applicants will receive their award after Alberta Student Aid confirms their enrollment in graduate 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: