The Rutherford Scholarship is a prestigious award given to outstanding students entering their first year of post-secondary education. The scholarship is named after Alexander Rutherford, who was the first premier of Alberta.
To be eligible for the Rutherford Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Be enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies at an accredited institution in Alberta
- Have a minimum high school average of 80%
- Have a demonstrated interest in public service
The application process for the Rutherford Scholarship is as follows:
- Go to the Alberta Student Aid website and create an account.
- Complete the online application form.
- Submit your official high school transcript.
- Write a personal statement about your interest in public service.
- Submit two letters of reference.
The Rutherford Scholarships are awarded by a selection committee. The committee will consider the following factors when making their decisions:
- Academic achievement
- Personal statement
- Letters of reference
- Demonstrated interest in public service
The deadline to apply for the Rutherford Scholarship is March 1st of each year.
The Rutherford Scholarship provides the following benefits:
- A $2,500 cash award
- Recognition as a Rutherford Scholar
- Networking opportunities with other Rutherford Scholars
- The opportunity to participate in public service activities
The Rutherford Scholarship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in public service. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are passionate about making a difference in your community, I encourage you to apply.
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