The Alexander Rutherford Award is a scholarship given to a senior high school student who is recognized for an academic achievement in high school. This scholarship helps to encourage the student to push themselves further and pursue a post secondary career. The Award was honoured after Alexander Rutherford who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. In order to receive this award you must meet a certain criteria such as, completing high school, having minimum combined average based on five courses and be enrolled in courses in a designated post secondary or an apprenticeship program. An additional criteria for this scholarship is that you can combine marks from grades 10, 11 and 12 but, they all must be from the same level. The award is a money amount that is valued up to $2500 that is put towards the students tuition for post secondary schooling.