The Alexander Rutherford Award was created in honour of Alexander Rutherford who was Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. The purpose of the award is to recognize senior high students and the hard work they put into their studies encouraging them to continue on to post-secondary. To be eligible for the award you must have your official high school transcripts and be enrolled full time in post-secondary studies. Some of the requirements is an average of 80% or higher in grade 10,11, and 12. One of the downfalls is after you apply and receive the award you might not get it again, but if you do receive it you can receive up to $2500 that you put toward you secondary tuition.