Rutherford Scholars



Eligibility Criteria:

The top ten students, as determined on the first writing of Diploma Examinations, are recognized as Rutherford Scholars.

Application Process:

Recipients are selected from applications for an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. A separate application is not required.

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Selection Process:

Recipients are selected based on the first writing of Diploma Examinations from qualifying subjects. Qualifying subjects are:
One of: 

  • English Language Arts 30-1, 30-2, or
  • Français 30-1


  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

Plus any three other subjects:

  • Mathematics 30-1, or 30-2
  • French Language Arts 10-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
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.