What is a “Rutherford”

The Rutherford, is a scholarship for high school students. It’s named after Alexandra Rutherford, who was Albertas first premier and minister of education. He was remembered for his strong support in public education and active involvement of community affairs. The goal of the Rutherford scholarship is to award the academic achievements of high school students and to push them to further their education at post-secondary.

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses – $300*
  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses – $400
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses – $500*
  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses – $800
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses – $700*
  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses – $1,300
One of:

  • English 10-1, 10-2
  • Français 10-1 or 10-2
One of:

  • English 20-1, 20-2
  • Français 20-1 or 20-2
One of:

  • English 30-1, 30-2
  • Français 30-1 or 30-2
At least two of:

  • Mathematics 10C
  • Science 10
  • Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 10 level.
At least two of:

  • Mathematics 20-1, or 20-2
  • Chemistry 20
  • Physics 20
  • Science 20
  • Biology 20
  • Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 11 level.
At least two of:

  • Mathematics 30-1, 30-2 or 31
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 12 level.
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