Roger Soderstrom Scholarship

Students in a graduate or extended program in the heritage field and working on an eligible research project may apply for a scholarship.

Important dates

Application deadline is the first working day of October

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in November or December.


The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP) provides matching grants and scholarship funds to support initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta's heritage.

The Roger Soderstrom Scholarship honours the late Roger Soderstrom’s work and career with the Government of Alberta in encouraging preservation and interpretation of Alberta’s heritage.

For more information, read the HPPP Guidelines for Other Funding Streams.


An individual is limited to one award of up to $5,000 per degree program.


The applicant must be a permanent Alberta resident enrolled in a graduate or extended study program with a proposed research project at that level, in the following fields, but not limited to:

  • architectural preservation
  • urban or area planning and conservation
  • historic resource management
  • archaeology
  • history
  • palaeontology

The research project must have significant Alberta content and will help with the preservation or understanding of Alberta’s heritage.

How to apply

Step 1. Review the guidelines

Step 2. Contact the program coordinator for more information

Email the Program Coordinator

Step 3. Complete the application form and gather supporting documents

Fill out the Roger Soderstrom Scholarship Application.

The application form consists of the following:

  • research plan
  • other supporting documents listed in the application form

Step 4. Submit the application package

Drop off, mail, send by courier, or email application to:

Heritage Preservation Partnership Program
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2P8
[email protected]

Application deadline is the first working day of October.

After you apply

Applications are evaluated using a number of factors, including:

  • quality of the research plan
  • benefits of the research to Albertans
  • experience and qualifications of the applicant

The level of funding will be further determined based on the program's budget, the project's individual merit and in comparison with other applications.

Applicants will be notified of the funding decisions in November or December.

Funds will be paid to successful applicants once the approval process is complete.

Reporting and funding conditions

Fund recipients are asked to submit a copy of the thesis or dissertation upon completion.

Fund recipients are required to publicly acknowledge the Alberta government’s financial support. Recognition may be on print, online, through media outlets or event opportunities.


Connect with the Program Coordinator:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-431-2305
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]