O.C. 392/99

A.R. 214/99

September 29, 1999

A P P E N D I X

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Act

ALBERTA HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

REGULATION

Table of Contents

Definitions 1

Alexander Rutherford Scholarships 2

Rutherford Scholar Awards 3

United World College Scholarships 4

High School Citizenship Awards 5

Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships 6

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarships 7

Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction 8

Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction 9

Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships 10

Government of Alberta awards 11

Charles S. Noble Scholarships 12

Michael Luchkovich Scholarships 13

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships (non-academic,

   career development) 14

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships (masters or

equivalent level study) 15

Time and manner of payment 16

Reconsideration of certain matters 17

Fees 18

Maximum aggregate amount 19

Repeal 20

Expiry 21

Coming into force 22

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

(a) "Act" means the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Act;

(b) "educational institution" means

(i) a university,

(ii) The Banff Centre for Continuing Education under the Banff Centre Act,

(iii) a public or private college under the Colleges Act,

(iv) a school of nursing approved under the Nursing Profession Act,

(v) a private vocational school under the Private Vocational Schools Act,

(vi) a technical institute under the Technical Institutes Act, or

(vii) an educational institution anywhere that is approved by the Minister for the purposes of this Regulation;

(c) "full-time study" means enrolment in not less than 60% of a full-time program of study during a term or equivalent as approved by the Minister;

(d) "graduate program" means a program of study that leads to a masters or doctorate degree at an educational institution within or outside Alberta;

(e) "part-time study" means enrolment in less than 60% of a full-time program of study during a term or equivalent as approved by the Minister;

(f) "professional program" means

(i) a winter-session course at The Banff Centre for Continuing Education, and

(ii) a program of study at an educational institution within or outside Alberta in

(A) medicine,

(B) law,

(C) dentistry,

(D) optometry,

(E) veterinary medicine,

(F) chiropractic studies, or

(G) any other program that exceeds a total of 4 years of post-secondary education and is designated by the Minister as a professional program;

(g) "resident" means

(i) a person who has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for a period of at least 12 consecutive months that

(A) is immediately prior to the commencement date of the program of study described in that person's application for a scholarship or award under this Regulation, and

(B) excludes any time spent by that person enrolled in a program of study at a post-secondary educational institution,

(ii) a person whose parents or guardians

(A) have maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the commencement date of the program of study described in that person's application for a scholarship or award under this Regulation, and

(B) are resident in Alberta on the commencement date of the program of study described in that person's application for a scholarship or award under this Regulation,

(iii) a person or member of a class of persons declared by the Minister to be a resident in Alberta;

(h) "short-term study" means full-time study in a program of 6 months or less which does not normally form part of a longer course of study;

(i) "undergraduate program" means a post-secondary program of study that is not

(i) a graduate program,

(ii) a professional program,

(iii) a part-time program of study,

(iv) an apprenticeship program, or

(v) an upgrading program;

(j) "university" means a university as defined in the Universities Act;

(k) "year" means the period commencing on April 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the following year.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarships

2(1)  The Minister may grant an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for High School Achievement to any applicant who

(a) fulfils the residency requirement set out in subsection (4),

(b) has completed a high school education after September 30, 1980, as specified by the Minister, with marks that average at least 80% in not less than 5 subjects, prescribed or accepted by the Minister, in grades 10 to 12 or any one or any combination of those grades satisfactory to the Minister, and

(c) has enrolled for full-time study in an undergraduate program at an educational institution or is engaged in an apprenticeship program as defined in the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.

(2)  An Alexander Rutherford Scholarship shall not exceed $2500, and is apportioned, with respect to grades 10 to 12, as follows:

(a) not more than $400 for grade 10;

(b) not more than $800 for grade 11;

(c) not more than $1300 for grade 12.

(3)  The Minister shall determine the actual amount of each Alexander Rutherford Scholarship to be granted having regard to subsection (2) and the actual marks achieved by the applicant during grades 10 to 12 or any one or any combination of those grades satisfactory to the Minister.

(4)  An applicant is not eligible to receive a scholarship under this section with respect to any grade unless the applicant was a resident throughout the whole of that grade.

Rutherford Scholar Awards

3(1)  The Minister may grant a Rutherford Scholar Award to any student who

(a) has qualified for an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for High School Achievement under section 2,

(b) achieves one of the top 10 averages in grade 12 in the same group of applicants from which the selection for scholarships under section 2 was made, based on diploma examination results in subjects specified by the Minister, as attested to in an Alberta Education transcript, and

(c) completes all grade 12 courses prior to enrolment in a post-secondary educational institution.

(2)  In calculating the average under subsection (1)(b), only the grade earned for the first writing of an examination is used.

(3)  The amount of an award under this section is $1500.

United World College Scholarships

4(1)  The Minister may grant a United World College Scholarship to any applicant who

(a) is a resident,

(b) is completing grade 11,

(c) intends to enrol at a United World College in a course of study that does not exceed 2 years in duration, and

(d) demonstrates superior academic achievement and involvement in community and extra-curricular activities.

(2)  The Minister may under subsection (1) grant up to 6 United World College Scholarships each year.

(3)  A United World College Scholarship is for a 2-year period and consists each year of an amount of money not exceeding the direct cost to the student of room, board, tuition, books and supplies at the United World College attended by the student and one return trip between the student's home and that College.

(4)  To receive payment of the first and 2nd instalment of a United World College Scholarship, the recipient must be and continue tobe enrolled at a United World College in a course of study that does not exceed 2 years in duration.

High School Citizenship Awards

5(1)  The Minister may grant a High School Citizenship Award to one grade 12 student at each high school in Alberta who

(a) is eligible to graduate that year from high school, and

(b) has displayed

(i) outstanding academic ability,

(ii) leadership in extra-curricular, community or school sponsored activities, and

(iii) a willingness to place the good of others above personal ambitions.

(2)  An award under this section consists of a plaque and a letter of commendation.

Adult High School Equivalency Scholarships

6(1)  The Minister may grant an Adult High School Equivalency Scholarship to any applicant who

(a) is a resident,

(b) has been out of high school for a minimum of 3 years prior to commencing a high school equivalency program,

(c) has completed a high school equivalency program after September 1, 1992 in which the applicant obtained an average of at least 80%,

(d) is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Alberta or elsewhere, and

(e) is nominated by the head of the institution at which the applicant completed the high school equivalency program.

(2)  The amount of a scholarship under this section is $500.

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarships

7(1)  The Minister may grant a Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship to any applicant who

(a) is a resident,

(b) has completed the first year or a subsequent year of full-time study in an undergraduate program, or any year of a professional program, at an educational institution in Alberta and has been recommended for a Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship by an officer of that educational institution on the basis of the applicant's academic achievement during that year of study, and

(c) has enrolled in full-time study in the 2nd year or a subsequent year of an undergraduate program or in any year of a professional program offered at an educational institution in Alberta or elsewhere.

(2)  The Minister may grant a Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship to any applicant who

(a) is a resident,

(b) has completed the first year or a subsequent year of full-time study in an undergraduate program, or any year of a professional program, at an educational institution outside Alberta because that program of study is not offered in Alberta,

(c) has achieved academic distinction in the first year or a subsequent year of study by demonstrating a class standing that is in the top 2% of enrolment in that program for that year, and

(d) has enrolled in full-time study in the 2nd year or a subsequent year of an undergraduate program or in any year of a professional program.

(3)  The amount of a Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship is $2500.

(4)  The Minister may grant more than one Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship to the same individual but shall not grant more than one of those scholarships per year to the same individual.

Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction

8(1)  The Minister may grant a Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction to any applicant who

(a) is a resident,

(b) has achieved academic distinction satisfactory to the Minister in an undergraduate program, graduate program or professional program, and

(c) has enrolled in full-time study in a graduate program at an educational institution outside Alberta.

(2)  A Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction consists of an amount of money not exceeding

(a) $15 000, in the case of study in a masters program,

(b) $20 000, in the case of study in a doctorate program, or

(c) $15 000, in the case of study in a doctorate program where the student has not previously completed one year of graduate studies.

(3)  The Minister may grant 2 Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction to the same individual but shall not grant more than one of those awards per year to the same individual.

Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction

9(1)  The Minister may grant a Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction to any applicant who

(a) is a Canadian citizen or has been lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence,

(b) has achieved academic distinction satisfactory to the Minister in an undergraduate program, graduate program or professional program, and

(c) has enrolled in full-time study in a graduate program at a university.

(2)  The amount of a Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction is

(a) $15 000, in the case of study in a masters program,

(b) $20 000, in the case of study in a doctorate program, or

(c) $15 000, in the case of study in a doctorate program where the student has not previously completed one year of graduate studies.

(3)  The Minister may grant 2 Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction to the same individual but shall not grant more than one of those awards per year to the same individual.

Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

10(1)  The Minister may grant to eligible students

(a) a Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship in an amount not exceeding $9300, and

(b) a Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowship in an amount not exceeding $10 500.

(2)  To be eligible for a scholarship or fellowship under this section, a student must

(a) be enrolled at a university as a full-time student in a graduate program,

(b) be recommended by the president of that university or the president's designate on the basis of academic achievement in the year preceding the grant, and

(c) be a Canadian citizen or have been lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence.

(3)  The Minister shall, for each year and for each university, grant under this section not less than

(a) one scholarship for every 40 students enrolled as referred to in subsection (2)(a) and in a program other than one leading to a doctor of philosophy or a doctor of education degree, and

(b) one fellowship for every 40 students enrolled as referred to in subsection (2)(a) and in a program leading to a doctor of philosophy or a doctor of education degree.

(4)  A scholarship or fellowship under this section is payable to a student in equal monthly amounts over the period for which the scholarship or fellowship is granted.

(5)  If a student terminates studies before completing the term for which the scholarship or fellowship was granted, the student is not entitled to receive any further money under the scholarship or fellowship after the termination.

(6)  A university may administer the disbursement of money granted under this section on any terms the Minister approves.

Government of Alberta awards

11(1)  The Minister may grant a Government of Alberta award to any student who is pursuing post-secondary studies in Alberta or elsewhere.

(2)  An award under this section may include any one or more or all of the following amounts of money:

(a) a living allowance of not more than $8000;

(b) a research allowance of not more than $1000 to be paid only once during the course of the student's program;

(c) the direct cost to the student of any or all of the following:

(i) tuition;

(ii) books and supplies;

(iii) a return airfare or the equivalent between the student's home and the educational institution to be paid only once during the course of the student's program;

(iv) Alberta Health Care Insurance and Blue Cross premiums.

(3)  If a student receives an award under this section, the money payable to the student must be paid all at one time or in instalments over a period of time not exceeding 12 months.

(4)  The Minister may grant more than one award under this section to the same individual but shall not grant more than one award per year to the same individual.

Charles S. Noble Scholarships

12(1)  The Minister may grant a Charles S. Noble Scholarship to any individual who meets the criteria of a scholarship program approved under this section.

(2)  Any member of the public may submit for the Minister's consideration a proposed scholarship program for achievement in a particular field of endeavour.

(3)  The Minister may approve a proposed scholarship program and may do so with or without changes.

(4)  A Charles S. Noble Scholarship consists of an award of not less than $300 and not more than $5000, or an award other than money that the Minister considers appropriate, or both.

Michael Luchkovich Scholarships

13(1)  The Minister may grant a Michael Luchkovich Scholarship to any applicant who

(a) is a resident,

(b) has been employed or self-employed in Alberta in a field of employment satisfactory to the Minister for a period of not less than 3 years before the date of commencement of the program referred to in clause (d),

(c) provides evidence satisfactory to the Minister of success in that employment and in undertaking academic or practical training, and

(d) has enrolled in a program of short-term study or part-time study related to that employment that is satisfactory to the Minister.

(2)  The Minister shall determine the amount of a scholarship under this section and may establish a committee under section 4 of the Act to make recommendations.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarships (non-academic, career development)

14(1)  The Minister may grant an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarship for non-academic study or career development in the arts to any applicant who

(a) is a resident, and

(b) is applying for assistance

(i) to attend a short-term course in the applicant's field, or

(ii) to study or work with a master in the applicant's field or with an established company or organization in an internship or apprenticeship program.

(2)  The Minister shall determine the amount of a scholarship under this section and may establish a committee under section 4 of the Act to make recommendations.

(3)  The Minister and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts shall share the costs of scholarships granted under this section.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Scholarships (masters or equivalent level study)

15(1)  The Minister may grant an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarship for masters or equivalent level study to any applicant who

(a) is a resident, and

(b) is enrolled as a full-time student in a masters or equivalent level program of study in music, drama, dance, literary arts or visual arts.

(2)  The Minister may under subsection (1) grant up to 5 scholarships each year.

(3)  The amount of a scholarship under this section is $10 000.

(4)  The Minister and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts shall share the costs of scholarships granted under this section.

(5)  The Minister may grant a scholarship under this section to the same student in 2 successive years.

Time and manner of payment

16   Except as otherwise provided in this Regulation, the Minister may pay the amount of any scholarship, fellowship or award granted under this Regulation at the times and in the manner the Minister considers appropriate.

Reconsidera-tion of certain matters

17(1)   Where the Minister makes a decision concerning a scholarship, fellowship or award under this Regulation in regard to which no committee has been established under section 4 of the Act, a student or applicant who is affected by that decision may request that the Minister establish a committee under section 4 of the Act and reconsider the decision.

(2)  Where the Minister agrees to establish a committee and reconsider a decision, the committee is responsible for hearing the submission of the student or applicant and making recommendations to the Minister.

(3)  The Minister may, after considering the recommendations of the committee, make any decision respecting a reconsideration under subsection (1) that the Minister considers appropriate.

Fees

18  For the purpose of covering the costs incurred by the Government in administering scholarships established through assets received under section 2(2)(b), (c) and (d) of the Act, the Minister may charge such fees as the Minister considers reasonable with regard to the receipt of those assets.

Maximum aggregate amount

19   The total amount of money paid as Alberta Heritage Scholarships in one year, excluding money paid as scholarships established through gifts or money referred to in section 2(2)(b), (c) and (d) of the Act, shall not exceed $20 000 000.

Repeal

20   The Alberta Heritage Scholarship Regulation (AR 293/81) is repealed.

Expiry

21   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on September 30, 2004.

Coming into force

22   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 1999.