Musqueam First Nation Scholarship

About the Musqueam First Nation Scholarship

To acknowledge the strong relationship UBC has with the Musqueam First Nation, the President’s Office has created a community-based scholarship to support students from the Musqueam First Nation studying at the University of British Columbia in their undergraduate, post baccalaureate (including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work), and graduate studies. The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.

Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world.

Am I eligible?

To be considered for the Musqueam First Nation Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status
  • Be an Aboriginal student who is a member of the Musqueam community. UBC uses the term "Aboriginal" in the spirit of its use in section 35(2) of the Canadian Constitution, to refer inclusively to members of First Nations, status and non-status, treaty and non-treaty Indians, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, recognizing in doing so that many people prefer the terms that are specific and traditional to their communities.
  • Meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in UBC’s Regulations Governing University Awards

How to apply

Application period

August 1st, 2019 - September 16th, 2019 (11:59 PM PST)

Before you apply

Prepare the following information for the application:

  1. 500-750 word personal statement outlining how the student meets criteria outlined above
  2. TWO community references who can speak to the award description. You will need to provide their name and contact information (email and phone number)..
    • Graduate applicants may provide  one reference from someone outside of the community (ie professor or employer).
  3. Grant permission in writing to UBC to provide the Musqueam First Nation with the student’s application for the final selection

Email musqueam.scholarship@ubc.ca for a link to the application

Band sponsorship

Third-party billing

If you are an Aboriginal student and are thinking about how to finance your education, you might consider band funding. Depending on your band, sponsorship can cover some costs and not others.

One common type of sponsorship is band funding for tuition, also known as third-party billing, where your band office provides your tuition and fee payments directly to UBC through Enrolment Services.

If you are considering band sponsorship, always be aware of deadlines for your band office and UBC Enrolment Services. For more information, read about third-party billing.

If you are already receiving band sponsorship, it's important to make sure you understand the type of sponsorship you are receiving and any restrictions on it.

Read more on third party billing

Aboriginal students

Contact Enrolment Services