How to Apply

Register & Apply

Login to your Account:

Submitting Your Application for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Apply Online

To apply online, you must create a personal account and verify your identity with Alberta Student Aid. For instructions, see:

Always have access to your account information!

Student Aid recommends you use your personal email address, rather than your school email address, to create/verify your Alberta Student Aid account.

Providing Parent / Guardian Access to Your Application & Information

Your parent(s)/guardian may want to assist with aspects of your student aid/scholastic awards.

Learn how to grant access to your personal information/accounts or give someone else the authority to act on your behalf:

Rutherford - How to Apply

Step 1:
Student Aid recommends you apply when:

  • Your official high school transcripts are available.
  • You have completed any high school upgrading credit courses you are taking - because you can only apply once - and you will want to submit your highest marks.
    Note: Your high school upgrading credit courses must appear on an official Alberta High School Transcript of Achievement.
  • You are planning on attending full-time post-secondary studies between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021


  • You have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.

Tip!  High school transcript mark requirements vary. For more info:

tep 2: Log in to your personal account and select the following option:

  • Apply for the Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

Information you need to complete your application:

Personal Information

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    Your SIN will be validated with the Government of Canada before your application is reviewed

  • Alberta Student Number (ASN)
    • Your ASN can be found on your Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement
    • If you do not have an ASN, you can request one:

School Information

  • Post-secondary school you are going to attend
  • Start date
  • High School you attended

Keep Your Information Secure

It’s important to take precautions to keep your personal information safe and secure. Learn how:

Now you are ready to apply!

Receiving Your Rutherford Scholarship

You will be notified in writing of the results of your assessment once Student Aid confirms your grades/marks on your final official high school transcript. If you are eligible, Student Aid will send a request to your post-secondary school, asking them to confirm your enrolment:

  • Apply before start of post-secondary studies
    A Confirmation of Enrolment request is sent to your school by the end of your first month of study.

  • Apply during/after post-secondary studies
    A Confirmation of Enrolment request is sent to your school one month after your application is approved.

Once your school receives the request for Confirmation of Enrolment, they have 30 days to respond. If Student Aid does not receive confirmation within 30 days, a confirmation of enrolment form will be sent to you to take directly to your school. The completed form must be submitted to Student Aid within 30 days.

Student Aid will mail a cheque to you approximately 1 month after your school confirms your enrolment.