Alberta Scholarships

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

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship - Study Outside Alberta

Established in honour of Louise McKinney, the Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship recognizes and rewards students for their academic achievements and encourages them to continue in their undergraduate program of study.


Up to 10 scholarships of $2,500 each are available.  

Eligibility Criteria:

A nominee 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,
    - Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    - the student's spouse/partner is an Alberta resident.

  • be continuing their full-time studies at a post-secondary institution located outside of Alberta, in the second or subsequent year of a full-time undergraduate or professional program:
    - have attended full-time studies at a post-secondary institution located outside of Alberta in the previous academic year, and
    - the program of study must not be offered in Alberta, and
    - the student’s class standing is in the top two per cent of their program enrolment of the previous year of study.

  • Students are not eligible for a Louise McKinney Scholarship if they:
    - are in a graduate program,
    - are enrolled part-time,
    - are an apprentice, or
    - are upgrading.

Application Process:

Students studying outside of Alberta must submit:

  • an academic transcript, and
  • a letter from from the Registrar indicating their class standing in the two per cent of the program enrolment of their previous year of study, and
  • a completed application form. 

Your transcript must have an official signature or seal indicating that the transcript paper is issued by your school/institution. Photocopies and/or faxed copies will not be accepted. Post-secondary students must contact their school to request their official transcripts.

The application for this award is not available. Check back in early August. 

Selection Process:

Not applicable.

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: