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The Persons Case Scholarship application intake for 2022-23 is now closed.

The Persons Case Scholarship supports women, men and gender-diverse individuals studying in the arts, humanities and social sciences fields whose work advances gender equality or who are studying in fields where their gender is underrepresented or disadvantaged.

  • $100,000 is available for this scholarship.
  • 40 students will receive $2,500 each for their studies.


The Persons Case Scholarship is an annual program and applicants can apply once during each intake. Applicants must meet the below criteria to be considered eligible.

Eligibility criteria:

  • applicants of all genders are eligible to apply
  • be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible)
  • be a resident of Alberta to be considered – one of the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived for 6 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies
    • the student’s spouse or partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 6 consecutive months prior to the person attending post-secondary
  • there is no age limit
  • student status:
    • undergraduates – must be a registered (full or part-time) student in an approved Alberta post-secondary institution
    • graduates – must be an Alberta resident (as described above) and be registered (full or part-time) in a graduate program in Alberta or elsewhere
  • Indigenous students, racialized students and students living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply

Ineligible applicants

  • High school students or below are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Note, while applicants are permitted to apply to both the Persons Case and the Women in STEM Scholarships, they cannot be awarded both scholarships during the same calendar year.
  • Additionally, previous recipients of the Persons Case scholarship will not be considered for this intake.

How to apply

Important: We only accept applications through Grant Administration Tracking and Evaluation (GATE) online application system.

  • To apply for a scholarship through GATE, you require a username and password to access the system.
  • Request a GATE username and password before 11:59 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 (see below).
  • Submit your application through GATE before 11:59 pm on Monday, December 19, 2022.
  • Give the system time to process your application so that we receive notification of your submission before the deadline passes.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Step 1. GATE user registration

First-time applicants will require a GATE username and password.

To request your GATE registration, email us at [email protected] before 11:59 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022.

In the email, Include:

  • your legal name
  • the scholarships you are applying for
  • your email address

Your GATE username and password will be sent to the email address provided.

Step 2. Complete the application

Once you have received your username and password, log in and complete your application.


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