Alberta Scholarships

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

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. This award is administered jointly by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and Alberta Advanced Education.

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.


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

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
  • enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time graduate student (Master’s or Doctoral level) at an Alberta public post-secondary institution,
  • enrolled or plan to enroll 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.

Selection Process:

The selection committee will consider each applicant’s information as provided on the application form, the essay and curriculum vitae.

All applicants will be notified in May. Successful applicants will receive their award in October, after Alberta Student Aid confirms their enrollment in graduate studies.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following:

  • a completed application form,
  • an essay, and
  • a curriculum vitae.

The essay is the most important component of the application and has the greatest impact on the committee’s decision. Please feel free to consult your academic advisor.

The application for this award is not available.

Recipients may expect to receive their awards pending confirmation of enrollment in full-time 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: