Established in honour of Louise McKinney, the Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship recognizes and rewards students for their academic achievements and encourages them to continue in their undergraduate program of study.


Up to 10 scholarships of $2,500 each are available.  

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,
    - 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 continuing their full-time studies at a post-secondary institution located outside of Alberta, in the second or subsequent year of a full-time undergraduate or professional program:
    - have attended full-time studies at a post-secondary institution located outside of Alberta in the previous academic year, and
    - the program of study must not be offered in Alberta, and
    - the student’s class standing is in the top two per cent of their program enrolment of the previous year of study.

  • Students are not eligible for a Louise McKinney Scholarship if they are:
    - in a graduate program,
    - enrolled part-time,
    - an apprentice, or
    - currently upgrading.

Application Process

Students studying outside of Alberta must submit:

  • an academic transcript, and
  • a letter from from the Registrar indicating their class standing in the two per cent of the program enrolment of their previous year of study, and
  • a completed application form. 

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.


January 15, 2020

The application is currently not available. Check back in early August.

Selection Process

Not applicable. 

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: