Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Program 2024-2025 Application Guide

The University of Alberta in Canada sponsors the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Program for 2024-2025.

If you’re looking for a fully funded scholarship at the University of Alberta in Canada that covers all your expenses, You’re in the right place. In this article, I’ll provide you with all the details you need to know about the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Program. I’ll also break down all the application eligibility requirements, deadline, scholarship amount, and guide to apply.

The University of Alberta in Canada is currently open for applications for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Program for the 2024 application Year.

Scholarship Details:

Open Date August 1, 2023
Deadline July 31, 2024
Renewal Type Fully Funded
Amount $2,500
Organization University of Alberta

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What is Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is designed to recognize and reward the academic achievements of senior high school students in Alberta, Canada, and to encourage them to pursue further education at the post-secondary level. This scholarship is named in honor of Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education, who was a strong advocate for public education and community involvement.

The scholarship aims to acknowledge and incentivize outstanding academic performance among senior high school students, motivating them to continue their education at the post-secondary level.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada, or a Protected Person under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (Visa students are not eligible.)
  2. Be a resident of Alberta, with the following conditions:
    • One parent or legal guardian must have maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before you start your program of study.
    • You must have maintained permanent residence in Alberta for at least 12 months prior to starting your program of study.
    • You should not be eligible for a scholarship for any grade unless you or your parent(s)/legal guardian were residents in Alberta throughout that grade.
  3. Have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.
  4. Be enrolled in a full course load in a designated undergraduate post-secondary program or an apprenticeship program lasting at least one semester. Please note that graduate-level studies and professional programs (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry) are not eligible for this scholarship.
  5. You can only receive the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship once.

Selection Criteria:

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have a minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade (Grade 10, 11, or 12). For Alberta residents, this is calculated from courses and marks on an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement. For students who completed high school outside Alberta, it’s based on courses and marks from an official high school transcript from another province.

Additional Awards:

When you apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, you will also be considered for the following awards without the need for a separate application:

Application Deadline:

To apply for this scholarship, you should submit your application online once your official high school marks become available, and you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

Disbursement of Funds:

Once your enrollment or attendance in your undergraduate or apprenticeship program is confirmed by your post-secondary institution, Alberta Student Aid will send you a cheque within one month.

Course Requirements for Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

High School Graduated After April 1, 2008 Average in Five Courses Scholarship Amount
Grade 10 75.0% to 79.9% $300*
80% or higher $400
Grade 11 75.0% to 79.9% $500*
80% or higher $800
Grade 12 75.0% to 79.9% $700*
80% or higher $1,300

Course Requirements:

  • Grade 10:
    • One of English 10-1, 10-2 or Français 10-1, 10-2
    • At least two of Mathematics 10C, Science 10, Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2, a language other than Grade 10 level.
  • Grade 11:
    • One of English 20-1, 20-2 or Français 20-1, 20-2
    • At least two of Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Science 20, Biology 20, Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2, a language other than Grade 11 level.
  • Grade 12:
    • One of English 30-1, 30-2 or Français 30-1, 30-2
    • Any two courses with a minimum five-credit value at Grade 12 level, including those listed above and combined option and advanced CTS courses.

High School Graduated Before April 1, 2008

Average Before 1999 1999 to 2006 April 1, 2006
80.0%+ $300 $400 $400
$500 $800
$700 $1,300

Notes:

  • French and Français are not interchangeable.
  • Marks are not rounded up when calculating eligibility.
  • Scholarship value is based on the overall average in five designated courses.
  • Only pre-post-secondary study marks can be used.
  • ‘Pass’ on a transcript is equivalent to a 50% mark.

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Courses

  • Grade 10 & 11 (Groups of up to two):
    • Three one-credit CTS modules can be combined, or
    • One-credit CTS modules and one/two-credit option courses can be combined.
  • Grade 12 as of April 2006 (Groups of up to two):
    • Five one-credit CTS modules can be combined, or
    • One-credit CTS modules and one to four-credit option courses can be combined.

To Combine:

  • All courses must be from the same level (Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced).
  • Courses can be from different subject areas.
  • Marks will be calculated, and the total average will be used for Grades 10, 11, and 12.

Note: This table above provides a clear overview of the course requirements and scholarship amounts for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.

How to Apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Application guide:

Step 1: Create an Alberta Student Aid Account

  • To begin the application process, you must have a verified account on the Alberta Student Aid system. If you need assistance with creating your account, please refer to the step-by-step instructions and videos available on the How to Apply page.
  • It is recommended to use your personal email address rather than your school email address when creating or verifying your Alberta Student Aid account. This ensures easy access to your account information.

Step 2: Granting Access to Parents/Guardians

  • If your parent(s) or guardian(s) wish to assist with your student aid and scholarship applications, you can grant them access to your secure account by completing a Consent to Disclose form or assigning a Power of Attorney. These forms can be found in the Applications and Forms section.

Step 3: Applying for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

  • Apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship once your official high school transcript marks are available and you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. The specific requirements for high school transcript marks may vary.
  • Apply when:
    • You plan to attend full-time post-secondary studies between August 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024.
    • You are currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies, as this is a requirement for scholarship eligibility.
    • Your official high school transcripts are accessible.
    • You have completed any high school upgrading credit courses you are taking since you can only apply once, and you’ll want to submit your highest marks. These upgrading credit courses must be listed on an official Alberta High School Transcript of Achievement.
    • You have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.

Step 4: Logging into Your Alberta Student Aid Account

  • Log in to your Alberta Student Aid account and select the Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship from the Apply section.

Information Needed for 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 don’t have an ASN, you can request one.

School Information:

  • Post-secondary school you plan to attend.
  • Start date of your post-secondary studies.
  • High school you attended.

Receiving Your Rutherford Scholarship

  • After you apply, you will receive written notification of the results of your assessment once Student Aid confirms your grades/marks on your final official high school transcript.
  • If you are eligible for the scholarship, Student Aid will send a request to your post-secondary school to confirm your current enrollment.
  • If you applied before starting your post-secondary studies, a Confirmation of Enrolment request is sent to your school by the end of your first month of study.
  • If you applied during or after your post-secondary studies began, the request is sent to your school one month after your application is approved.
  • Your school has 30 days to respond to the Confirmation of Enrolment request. If the confirmation is not received within 30 days, Student Aid will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment form. You must take this form directly to your school for completion and submission to Student Aid within 30 days of receiving it.
  • Student Aid will mail a cheque to you approximately one month after your school confirms your enrollment.

For further information and to apply, visit the official Website Link Below:

Sources:https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/#page2018

https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tuition-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship.html?


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