Persons Case Award

Award Quick Look

Deadline: No Deadline

Amount: $5,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education

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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.


  • To assist students whose studies will ultimately contribute to the advancement of women, or who are studying in fields where members of their gender are traditionally few in number.


  • Internal Deadline: TBD


  • Up to $5,000


  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • Be a resident of Alberta by meeting one of the following conditions:
    • one parent, or legal gardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student lived for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
    • the student's spouse/partner is an Alberta resident.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, in the current academic year (September to April) at a post-secondary institution in Alberta. 
  • Identify as a woman.
  • Graduate Students pursuing studies out-of-province will be considered.

Application: Persons Case application form