The Lou Hyndman Edmonton Glenora Award

The Lou Hyndman-Edmonton Glenora Award is valued at $20,000 over two years for undergraduate students in the eligible fields of study. The award was established in 1986 in honour of Faculty of Law alumnus and university chancellor, Lou Hyndman (’56 BA, ’59 LLB, ‘99 LLD), who was first elected to the Alberta legislature in 1967. He went on to be appointed Government House Leader and Minister of Education in 1971 when his party won a majority. He held the offices of Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs and Provincial Treasurer until 1986 when he retired from political life and returned to practicing law.

Lou Hyndman’s career in elected public service started at the University of Alberta as President of the Students’ Union in 1959. He returned to the University in a voluntary-appointed role as Chancellor from 1994 to 1998. As Chancellor, Mr. Hyndman encouraged students to be well-rounded and engaged in their studies and extracurricular activities, reflecting his own commitment to making the world a better place. His exemplary commitment to public and community service led to his appointment in 1993 as Officer of the Order of Canada.

Base Eligibility

  • Enrolled in the second to last year of study in one of the following undergraduate or professional degree programs at the University of Alberta:
    • Anthropology, Business, Canadian Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Women & Gender Studies 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a full-time course load over the most recent September to April period. 
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities through involvement and participation in university or community organizations, sports activities, cultural or political activities.

How to Apply

  • By application to the Undergraduate & Graduating Scholarship Competition in Bear Tracks.
  • You will be required to provide contact information for a reference. Be sure to choose someone who can speak, from their own experience, about one or more of the points that you have included in your scholarship application.