Persons Case Award

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (December 15, 2020)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Amount: $2,500

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

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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.


  • To assist students whose studies will ultimately contribute to the advancement of gender equality through
    • a contribution to one of the following Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism adn Status of Women mandate areas; women's economic security, women's leadership and democratic participation, and/or eliminating violence against women adn girls; or
    • a field of study in which their gender is under-represented or disadvantaged. 


  • Internal Deadline: December 15


  • Up to $2,500


  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • Be a resident of Alberta by meeting one of the following conditions:
    • one parent, or legal gardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student lived for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    • the student's spouse/partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 12 months prior to the person attending post-secondary.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, in the current academic year (September to April) at a post-secondary institution in Alberta. 
  • Graduate Students pursuing studies out-of-province will be considered.

Application: Persons Case application form