Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction Last revised June 2020
Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction
Value – Master’s Level $15,000
– Doctoral Level $20,000
The Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction honours the Calgary lawyer, parliamentarian, senator and cabinet minister who served in several federal
parliaments in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
This award recognizes academic excellence and provides Alberta students in graduate programs with the opportunity for study outside of Alberta
at institutions anywhere in the world.
• be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
• be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:
- one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least twelve (12) consecutive months
immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
- Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately prior to commencing
post-secondary studies, or
- the student’s spouse/partner is an Alberta resident.
• be enrolled as a full-time student in the current academic year for both fall and winter terms in a graduate program at an institution
outside of Alberta.
An individual may receive a lifetime maximum of two awards.
Recipients may hold other awards and accept renumerative awards depending on the policy of the institution they attend.
In order to qualify for a doctoral level award, a student must have completed at least one full year of graduate study
or a master’s degree.
Applications are evaluated by selection members consisting of professors of Universities and Colleges in Alberta. Applications are
judged on previous academic accomplishments, program of study, appraiser evaluations, and answers to the essay question.
Applicants must submit:
• a completed and signed application form,
• ofcial transcripts from all institutions attended,
• a resumé that includes:
- all universities, colleges or technical institutes attended
to date, including current institution,
- a list of scholarships, awards, and other forms of
- any publications, if any, such as the name of the journal
they were published in, and
- any performances/exhibitions (dates, location, etc.).
• references, including:
- the applicant’s name and award name, and
- the applicant’s program of study, research (if applicable),
There are seven (7) Master’s level and eight (8) Doctoral level awards available per year.
Alberta Student Number (ASN)
Your Alberta Student Number is on your Alberta Transcript
for High School Achievement.
If you do not know your ASN, or do not have an ASN:
• Visit learnerregistry.ae.alberta.ca for instructions.
• Call toll-free in Alberta at 310-0000 to have a Request for
ASN form mailed to you. Due to privacy issues, ASN’s will
not be given over the phone.
Deadline and How to pply
Deadline and How to Apply
• Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
• Submit application to: Alberta Student Aid
Alberta Student Aid
PO Box 28000 Station Main
Edmonton AB T5J 4R4
• Payment: March
Contact: Alberta Student Aid Service Centre at 1-855-606-2096