The David Johnston Law Scholarship was established to reflect the Right Honourable David Johnston’s long and distinguished academic career in the field of law. The scholarship recognizes and rewards academic achievement of an outstanding student taking a law degree at the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.

Value

Two scholarships of $10,000 each are available.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • 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 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    - the student’s spouse/partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 12 consecutive months prior to the person attending post-secondary.
  • enrolled in the first year of study in a Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary, and
  • enrolled in full-time post-secondary.

You are not eligible to receive the award when you withdraw from studies or drop from full-time to part-time studies before the award is paid.

How to Apply

For further information, contact the Faculty of Law at the:

  • University of Alberta or
  • University of Calgary

Selection Process

Each school will select an award recipient on the basis of academic standing, LSAT score and demonstrated involvement in volunteer activity. Consideration will also be given to applicants who are enrolled in combined programs, e.g. LLB/MBA program.

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: