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Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship
Purpose:  To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.
Value:  Up to $2,500
Eligibility:  To receive this scholarship, you must meet all of these eligibility criteria:

    • be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • be an Alberta resident; You or your parent(s) must have resided in Alberta during the qualifying grade(s).
    • be enrolled in, or have completed 60% of a full course load in a post-secondary program of at least one semester in length, or an apprenticeship program.


  • A student must have a minimum 75% combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade: Grade 10, 11 or 12. A student does not need to meet this average in all three school years or in all courses to qualify for a portion of the scholarship. The minimum average, value of the award, and courses that can be used depend on the year the student graduated.

How to Apply

  • The application for Alexander Rutherford is available only online through the Students Finance System (SFS) on the Student Aid Alberta website. 
  • No more application deadlines! Apply online anytime after you have completed your grade 12 year – once you have been accepted by your preferred post-secondary institution.
  • Recipients of the Rutherford Scholars Award will be notified by mail after their application has been reviewed

For more questions, see the website: http://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/rutherford-scholarship/

Contact:  Student Aid Alberta Service Centre (SAASC)

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday:  Dial Toll Free in North America:  7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Alberta time    1-855-606-2096

For further information concerning Rutherford Applications please view this power point!


Teacher Sponsor(s)

Ms. A. Behrens, Phone: 403 289-9241 extension 2501, Email: ambehrens@cbe.ab.ca