Alberta Scholarships

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

Arts Graduate Scholarship

The Arts Graduate Scholarship encourages and recognizes Alberta students who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in the arts to pursue graduate studies. This scholarship is funded by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.


Seven awards of $15,000 each

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants 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:
    - 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 enrolled as a full-time student in the current academic year for both fall and winter term in a graduate program at the master level or equivalent.

    An individual may receive a lifetime maximum of two scholarships. Recipients may hold other awards and accept remunerative assignments depending on the policy of the institution they attend.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit:

  • A completed and signed application form,
  • Official transcript(s),
  • A resumé that includes:
    - all universities, colleges or technical institutes attended to date, including current institution,
    - a list of scholarships, awards, and other forms of achievement received,
    - any publications, if any, such as the name of the journal they were published in, and
    - any performances/exhibitions (dates, location, etc.).
     References, including:
    - the applicant’s name and award name,
    - the applicant’s program of study,
    - research (if applicable), and
    - accomplishments.

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:

Applications are evaluated by selection members consisting of professors of universities and colleges in Alberta. Applications are judged on previous academic accomplishments, programs of study, appraisers' evaluations, answers to essay questions and general impressions from application forms.

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: