Every year, ADLC recognizes our students’ accomplishments through an extensive Awards Program.

Merit Award certificates recognize consistent student effort that results in significant improvements in academic achievement, organizational skills, or quality of work. Merit Award certificates are also presented to students who display acts of compassion in their communities or demonstrate significant commitment to volunteerism.

These certificates are presented to students participating in the SuccessMaker® program in recognition of consistent effort that results in significant improvements in academic achievement, organizational skills, or quality of work.

Senior high students who earn the highest mark in a given course are presented with Top Marks certificates.

Full-time students who achieve 80% or better in all core courses are awarded honour roll certificates. Students who achieve honours in CTS courses are also recognized with CTS Honours.

Students or alumni who have completed all grades in either elementary, junior high, or senior high with ADLC are recognized with this award.

Students, families, and partners who demonstrate outstanding involvement with ADLC are honoured with a plaque. Family and partner awards are presented to a nominee from both Northern and Southern Alberta. The number of these awards presented is kept to a minimum to maintain the prestige of this ultimate Merit Award.

Contact ADLC for more information about awards.


Students are invited to apply for the following scholarships:

Note: ADLC students wishing to apply for scholarships must do so here by August 31, 2017.

The Raju family established this monetary award to recognize students who show diligence in their work while studying at a distance through ADLC. In addition to consistent hard work, students must also demonstrate good citizenship in caring for others. For the purposes of this award, success is measured in terms of the positive differences students make in the lives of others. Students who receive this award may use the money however they chose.

This award recognizes elementary and junior and senior high students who demonstrate concern for their school and community and/or participate in local or regional organizations (ie., 4-H, youth groups, etc.). Students who receive this award have an active history of volunteerism, a proven ability to learn from errors and positively accept consequences for their actions, and a proven history of actively seeking positive solutions to problems and issues. Students must also maintain an overall academic standard of at least 70% in the four core courses to qualify for consideration.

Pembina Hills Local #22 – An annual scholarship of $1000 is presented to graduates (one from each PHPS Senior High School in ATA Local #22, including ADLC) pursuing careers in education. The principal of ADLC chooses the recipients of these awards based on qualifications that include success in distance education and an overall academic record of at least 70% in each of the four core subjects.

The Alexander Rutherford scholarship is awarded to students achieving a minimum of 75% in five designated courses in at least one senior high grade. Apply online when your final high school marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

This scholarship was established by the estate of the late Mildred Rowe Weston to assist students who have taken courses through ADLC and intend to pursue post-secondary studies. Up to three scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded each year.

Students will automatically be considered for these awards when they apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. There is no separate application form for these awards.

Alberta Scholarships and Bursary Programs can be accessed at Alberta Education – Scholarships and Bursaries.