Persons Case Scholarship

Name
Persons Case Scholarship

Deadline
September 30

Value
The value of each scholarship typically ranges from a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000. A total of $100,000 is awarded each year.

Number
Varies

Eligibility
Applicants must be residents of Alberta and enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in Alberta. In addition, applicants must be enrolled in a program that will contribute to the advancement of women or is non-traditional for their sex.

Donor:
The Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund

Application
Available on website.

Last updated
June 2015

More Information: 
Established in 1979 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Persons Case." These scholarships honour the efforts of five Alberta women: Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards, who fought and won the right for the women of Canada to be officially deemed "persons" under the law.