The University of Alberta Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in Canada for 2023

About the Scholarship:

The University of Alberta is currently accepting applications for its partially funded Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.

About the University of Alberta:

The University of Alberta, commonly known as U of A or UAlberta, is a public research institution located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was established in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier, and Henry Marshall Tory, the university’s first president, with the enactment of the Post-secondary Learning Act. As a “comprehensive academic and research university” (CARU), the university offers a wide range of academic and professional programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is consistently ranked among Canada’s top public institutions in various college and university rankings.

The university has four campuses in Edmonton, an Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a downtown center in Calgary. The original north campus, covering 50 city blocks and housing 150 buildings, is located on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, across and west of downtown Edmonton. With 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries, the university offers 400 programs across its 18 faculties.

The University of Alberta plays a significant role in Alberta’s economy, contributing over $19.4 billion in 2022, which represents more than 5% of the province’s GDP. It boasts a large and successful alumni network, with over 260,000 graduates, including recipients of 72 Rhodes Scholarships, three Nobel Prizes, and numerous other accolades.

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is named in honor of Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier and minister of education, known for his staunch support of public education, especially the University of Alberta, and his significant involvement in civic affairs. The scholarship recognizes the academic excellence of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary education.

Details about the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship at the University of Alberta:

  • Scholarship Sponsor: University of Alberta
  • Scholarship Value: Up to $2,500
  • Number of awards: Not specified
  • Study level: Undergraduate
  • Host Institution(s): University of Alberta, Canada

Eligibility Criteria for Alexander Rutherford Scholarship:

To be eligible for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of Canada, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person protected under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (students on visas are not eligible).
  • Be a resident of Alberta, meeting the specific residency requirements, which include having at least one parent or legal guardian with permanent residency in Canada for at least 12 continuous months and maintaining permanent residence in Alberta for at least one year before starting a program of study.
  • Be a high school graduate who graduated on or after September 30, 1980.
  • Be enrolled in a specified post-secondary program or apprenticeship that is at least one semester long and has a full academic load.

Note: The Alexander Rutherford scholarship can only be awarded once.

Application Process for Alexander Rutherford Scholarship:

  1. Apply for a University of Alberta undergraduate program and obtain your official high school transcript.
  2. Visit the Alberta Student Aid website for additional details and to complete the application.
  3. Once you’ve submitted your application, you can track its progress on the Alberta Student Aid site.

For more information and specific application details, you can visit the official website.

Submission Deadline: Not Specified

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