The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate leadership and community service. This scholarship was named in honour of Lois Hole, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 2000 to 2005.


Seven scholarships of $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
  • 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 full-time in the Fall and/or Winter term. A term is defined as a study period of up to 17 weeks in length.

  • enrolled in the second or subsequent years of full-time post-secondary studies in the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, or Faculty of Arts at an eligible, publicly funded institutions in Alberta.

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 Student Awards Office at your school.

Selection Process

Awarded on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated leadership and community service. Recipients are selected by the Student Awards Office at participating educational institutions. 

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – we encourage you to visit Alberta’s public university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer.

For more information, see Alberta post-secondary institutions.