Supporting Post-Graduate Studies in Common Law
The Right Honourable Viscount Bennett, PC, KC, LLD, DCL, sought to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and excellence. In 1943, he established a trust fund with 100 shares of Royal Bank stock, valued at $100 per share. The value has increased significantly, allowing the Viscount Scholarship Selection Committee to award up to three scholarships annually.
An award of up to $20,000 may be paid annually to provide for post-graduate studies in an institution of higher learning, in common law, approved by the Committee.
Applicants must be law graduates, articling students or members of the Law Society of Alberta, ordinarily residing in, or if not presently residing in, then with an express intention to return to Alberta.