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Alexander Rutherford Scholarship 2021 application is open for qualified student like you to Apply.

The University of Alberta in partnership with Alexander Rutherford is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Rutherford Scholarship for undergraduate students. It is a partially funded scholarship for all students.

All you need is to meet up the recommended requirements to Apply.

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship was named in honour of Alexander Rutherford, who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. He was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the University of Alberta and his active involvement in community affairs.

Purpose

To recognize and reward academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value

Up to $2,500

Eligibility

Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Requirements for high school transcript marks will vary.
       
To receive this scholarship, you must also meet all of these eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada or Protected Person under
    Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, (Visa students are not eligible);
  • Be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent or legal guardian must have maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the applicant commencing a program of study;
    • applicant has maintained permanent residence in Alberta at least 12-months prior to commencing a program of study;
    • applicant is not eligible to receive a scholarship with respect to any grade unless the applicant or the applicant’s parent(s)/legal guardian were a resident in Alberta throughout the whole of that grade.
  • Have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.
  • Be enrolled in a full course load in a designated post-secondary or an apprenticeship program of at least one semester in length.
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You may only be awarded the Alexander Rutherford scholarship once.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Selection 2021

A student must have a minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade. Grade 10, 11 or 12 as calculated from:

  • Alberta Residents
    Courses/marks on an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement
  • Completed High School Outside Alberta
    Courses/marks that appear on an official high school transcript attained in another province

Students will automatically be considered for the following awards when they apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. There is no separate application required for these awards.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship  Deadlines 2021

Apply online when your official high school marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Disbursement

Once your enrollment or attendance has been confirmed by your post-secondary institution, Alberta Student Aid will mail a cheque to you within one month.

How to Apply for Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.

Submitting Your Application for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Apply Online

To apply online, you must create a personal account and verify your identity with Alberta Student Aid. For instructions, see:

Always have access to your account information!

Student Aid recommends you use your personal email address, rather than your school email address, to create/verify your Alberta Student Aid account.

Providing Parent / Guardian Access to Your Application & Information

Your parent(s)/guardian may want to assist with aspects of your student aid/scholastic awards. You can complete a Consent to Disclose form or assign a Power of Attorney available in Applications and Forms.

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Rutherford – How to Apply


Step 1:
 Student Aid recommends you apply when:

  • Your official high school transcripts are available.
  • You have completed any high school upgrading credit courses you are taking – because you can only apply once – and you will want to submit your highest marks.
    Note: Your high school upgrading credit courses must appear on an official Alberta High School Transcript of Achievement.
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  • You are planning on attending full-time post-secondary studies between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022

AND

  • You have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.

Tip!  High school transcript mark requirements vary.


S
tep 2: Login to your Alberta Student Aid account and choose the Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship in the Apply section.

Information you need to complete your application:

Personal Information

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    Your SIN will be validated with the Government of Canada before your application is reviewed
  • Alberta Student Number (ASN)
    • Your ASN can be found on your Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement
    • If you do not have an ASN, you can request one:

School Information

  • Post-secondary school you are going to attend
  • Start date
  • High School you attended

Receiving Your Rutherford Scholarship

You will be notified in writing of the results of your assessment once Student Aid confirms your grades/marks on your final official high school transcript. If you are eligible, Student Aid will send a request to your post-secondary school, asking them to confirm your enrolment:

  • Apply before start of post-secondary studies
    A Confirmation of Enrolment request is sent to your school by the end of your first month of study.
  • Apply during/after post-secondary studies
    A Confirmation of Enrolment request is sent to your school one month after your application is approved.

Once your school receives the request for Confirmation of Enrolment, they have 30 days to respond. If Student Aid does not receive confirmation within 30 days, a confirmation of enrolment form will be sent to you to take directly to your school. The completed form must be submitted to Student Aid within 30 days.

Student Aid will mail a cheque to you approximately 1 month after your school confirms your enrolment.  

HighSchool Transcript Marks

In Alberta

  • Only marks recorded on an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement are accepted.
  • You are not required to submit a transcript. Student Aid will receive your official marks from Alberta Education.

Border Communities

Students attending the following high schools do not have access to Alberta Diploma marks. These students should refer to out-of-province below.

  • Holy Rosary High School
  • Lloydminster Comprehensive High School

Upgrading Courses

  • Upgrading high school credit courses appearing on an official Alberta High School Transcript of Achievement are accepted. General Education Development (GED) exam marks are not eligible.
  • Consider completing your upgrading high school credit courses before applying – because you can only apply once – and you will want to submit your highest marks.

Out-of-Province

Eligible students who complete high school outside of Alberta must submit a copy of an official transcript of their high school marks for that province.

For more information on how to request high school transcripts from another province, visit:

You can log in to your account and upload your official transcript.

Alberta Student Aid will review the courses/marks to determine whether Alberta Education curriculum equivalencies and the Alexander Rutherford scholarship requirements are met.

Submit a Mark Change

In the event of a mark change, log in to your account and upload a letter indicating the appeal with your grade, mark change.

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