The Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction provides Alberta students with the opportunity for advanced study at institutions outside of Alberta. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. Currently, 7 scholarships of $15,000 are available to Master's students and 8 scholarships of $20,000 are awarded to Doctoral students.
- 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:
- Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
- was married to an Alberta resident immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies.
- be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate program at an institution outside Alberta.