Rutherford Scholarship for International Students

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Rutherford Scholarship for International Students is open for candidates around the world.

Rutherford Scholarship for International Students

About Rutherford 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.

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 100
Award Deadline: Jun 30, 2022 (Deadline Estimated)

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The main purpose of the Rutherford Scholarship for International Students is to recognize and reward the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

The value of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for International students is up to $2,500


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:

A) 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);

B) Be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident the following conditions must apply:

1) 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;

2) the applicant has maintained permanent residence in Alberta at least 12-months prior to commencing a program of study;

3) the 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.

C) Have completed high school on or after September 30, 1980.

D) Be enrolled in a full course load in a designated post-secondary or an apprenticeship program of at least one semester in length.

You may only be awarded the Alexander Rutherford scholarship once.


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:

A) Alberta Residents:

Courses/marks on an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement

B) Completed High School Outside Alberta

Courses/marks that appear on an official high school transcript attained in another province

Apply For Rutherford Scholarship for International Students

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.

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PAGE: Alexander Rutherford Scholarship


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