Alberta Scholarship Programs
Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction
Sponsored by: Established in honour of Sir James Lougheed, a Calgary lawyer, parliamentarian, senator and cabinet minister who served in several federal parliaments in the 1800's and early 1900's.
Purpose: To recognize academic achievement and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at educational institutions outside of Alberta.
Value: Masters Level - 7 scholarships of $15,000
Doctoral Level - 8 scholarships of $20,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. There is a lifetime maximum of two awards per student. At the doctoral level, students must have completed at least one full year of graduate study or a master's degree.
Selection: Recipients are chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Presidents of the universities in Alberta. Applicants are judged on previous academic accomplishments, program of study, appraiser's evaluations, answers to the essay question, and general impressions from the application form. Click here to view and print a Profile of Successful Candidates.
Application: Click here to view and print the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction application form.
Applications are also available from Alberta Scholarship Programs.
Deadline: February 1 for study in the following September. Transcripts and appraisals should be submitted by February 15.
Disbursement: Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by May 1.
Audience: Graduate Students