Person's Case Award

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 a resident of Alberta for three years immediately before starting your  full-time studies.  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. Students studying out-of-province may be considered for this award if their program of study is not available in Alberta.

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 application form [pdf].

Internal Deadline: September 27

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

Events Calendar

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00
This roundtable addresses the specific experiences of feminist graduate students—Karissa Patton (...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:00
This discussion based workshop introduces students to several scenarios involving instructor-...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:30
Endnote is a "bibliographic citation management software" used to manage and organize your...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 23:59
Eligibility: Canadian and PRValue:      CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:00
This discussion based workshop introduces students to several scenarios involving instructor-...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:00
This discussion based workshop introduces students to several scenarios involving instructor-...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:30
Endnote is a "bibliographic citation management software" used to manage and organize your...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:30
All graduate students are invited to attend the monthly "Talking About Teaching” seminars. Mark you...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:00
Dr. Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary), Dr. Claudia Malacrida (U of L), and Dr. Heidi...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (All day)
Eligibility: Canadian and PR students in final year of programValue: $5,000Internal deadline: Oct....