Alexander Rutherford was Alberta’s first premier and education minister. The Alexander Rutherford scholarship was set up in his honour and is a scholarship that promotes students to fulfill a further post secondary education after graduating high school. In order to obtain this scholarship a student must meet certain requirements. Such as, you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, must be enrolled in a full course load in a designated post secondary or apprenticeship program. There are different amounts of money that are available depending on how high their high school marks are throughout their grade ten, eleven, and twelve years. If a student averages between seventy-five percent to seventy-nine they are eligible for fifteen hundred dollars. If a student averages above eighty percent they are eligible for twenty-five hundred dollars.