Alberta Scholarships

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

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

The Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary was established by the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General and recognizes and rewards academic achievement at the post-secondary level.


Five bursaries of $500 each.

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, or
    - 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 full-time in the Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Diploma program at Lethbridge College, Mount Royal University, or MacEwan University, or the Law program at the University of Calgary or the Law or Criminology program at the University of Alberta, and
  • have completed one year of the program and continuing into the second year, and
  • be an Indigenous student.

In addition, preference will be given to Indigenous students who are not receiving sponsorship. However, all non-sponsored students will be considered for the bursary.

Selection Process:

Qualifying students at each institution will be contacted by the Student Awards Office to complete an application form. Nominations will then be forwarded to Alberta Student Aid for review and final approval.

One award is allocated to each of the following institutions:

  • Lethbridge College
  • MacEwan University
  • Mount Royal University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary

Application Process:

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: