In order to meet the criteria for an award, applicants must :
A) Be Deaf or Hard of Hearing (the extent of hearing loss must be significant).
B) Be permanent residents or citizens of Canada.
C) Be residents of Alberta.
D) Be pursuing an academic or training program at a qualified post-secondary or vocational school in Alberta. Alternatively the educational institution could be outside Alberta if it specializes in programming for Deaf or Hard of Hearing students (more detail below).
E) Demonstrate financial need.
Consideration and priority will be given to:
A) Involvement in local Deaf organizations.
B) Leadership within school or community.
C) Diligence and effort in studies.
D) Regular attendance and punctuality in school or in the workplace.
E) Likelihood the program of study will lead to employment or further educational opportunities.
F) Commitment to the qualifying program and the proposed field of study or employment.