This scholarship was named after Alexander Rutherford, who had the significance of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. He was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the University of Alberta and his participation in community affairs. The scholarship consists of a certain amount of money that relates to your grades throughout high school. For example grade 10 Average of 75.0% to 79.9% in five courses – $300 Average of 80% or higher in five courses – $400, grade 11 $500-$800, grade 12 $700-$1300. All the classes you take and grades you get are put into your transcripts which are used to to double check that you have met the standards. This cheque can be sent to anyone at all who has met the requirements. You can cash this cheque anytime you would like however, you can only cash it once. This scholarship was made to recognize the academic achievements of students across Alberta.