I am very honored and grateful to be one of eight provincial recipients of the annual Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction from the Government of Alberta! This prestigious award recognizes outstanding academic achievement for Albertan students and awards $20,000 for 8 doctoral students studying outside of the province. Here is some information about the award from their website for those planning to apply next year:
Sponsored by: Established in honour of Sir James Lougheed, a Calgary lawyer, parliamentarian, senator and cabinet minister who served in several federal parliaments in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Purpose: To recognize academic achievement and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at educational institutions outside of Alberta.
Value: Masters Level – 7 scholarships of $15,000 Doctoral Level – 8 scholarships of $20,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. There is a lifetime maximum of two awards per student. At the doctoral level, students must have completed at least one full year of graduate study or a master’s degree.