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Alberta Scholarship Programs

Persons Case Scholarships

Sponsored by: Established in 1979 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Persons Case". These scholarships honour the efforts of five Alberta women: Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards, who fought and won the right for the women of Canada to be officially deemed "persons" under the law.

Purpose: To assist students whose studies will ultimately contribute to the advancement of women, or who are studying in fields where members of their gender are traditionally few in number.

Value: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be an Alberta resident.  Must be enrolled full-time, in the current academic year (September to April) at a post-secondary institution in Alberta. In addition, applicants must be enrolled in a program that is either non-traditional for their sex, or a program that will contribute to the advancement of women. Consideration will be given to undergraduate students studying out-of-province, however, they must identify the special nature of the out-of-province program.  Students pursuing graduate studies out-of-province will be given full consideration.

Selection: Recipients are chosen by a selection committee who will consider an applicant's program of study, academic achievement, community involvement and personal essay.

Application: Click here to view and print the  Persons Case (PDF) application form.

Deadline: September 30

Disbursement: All applicants will be notified of the results of the competition in December. Recipients may expect to receive their award in January after Alberta Scholarship Programs confirms full-time enrollment in post-secondary studies.

Audience: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

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