Jason Lang Scholarship & Louise McKinney Scholarship

The Jason Lang Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Scholarship recognizes and rewards the outstanding academic achievements of Alberta post-secondary students and encourages them to continue in their undergraduate or professional programs of study. This scholarship program is funded by the Government of Alberta through Alberta Advanced Education and administered by the University of Alberta, in conjunction with Alberta Student Aid.

Jason Lang Scholarship: Value: $1,000

Louise McKinney Scholarship: Value: $2,500. To be considered for the Louise McKinney Scholarship, applicants must apply by the Fall Application Deadline. 


Deadlines

  • Application Open: July 15
  • Fall Application Deadline: September 15, 2021 
  • Winter Application Deadline: January 18, 2022

Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.2 between September to April of the previous academic year at an eligible Alberta post-secondary institution.
  • Have completed at least 80% of a full-normal course load (i.e. at least 24 units of course weight for most programs) between September to April of the previous academic year at an eligible Alberta post-secondary institution.
    • Transfer students will be assessed for the Jason Lang Scholarship by the institution they are currently attending and are encouraged to apply by the Fall Application Deadline.
    • Transfer students are not eligible for the Louise McKinney Scholarship.
  • be continuing in the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate degree program or continuing in any year of a professional or after-degree program
  • be enrolled full-time in at least one term in the upcoming academic year
  • be an Alberta Resident as defined by the Alberta Scholarship Act:
    • a person who has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately prior to attending a post-secondary institution, or
    • a person whose parents or guardians have maintained permanent residence in Canada for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and reside in Alberta, or
    • a person who was married to an Alberta resident immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies

Co-op work terms will not be included, but co-op students will be assessed based on paired academic terms. It is recommended that co-op students apply each year and Student Financial Support will determine your eligibility.

Students who participated in an official University of Alberta exchange should apply and Student Financial Support will determine your eligibility.

For clarification on eligibility, please visit Alberta Student Aid and if you have further eligibility questions, please contact Student Connect.


How to Apply

Apply online using the Student Awards application form:

Apply for Awards

You can also access the award application form via Bear Tracks.


Notification

You will be notified by Student Financial Support approximately one month after the competition closing date as to whether or not you have been nominated.