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 for Indigenous students.

Valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to four years, the scholarship supports students from the Musqueam First Nation studying at UBC in their undergraduate, post baccalaureate (including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work), and graduate studies. 

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.

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must be an Indigenous student who is an enrolled member of the Musqueam First Nation
  • You must be a newly admitted or continuing student in an undergraduate, graduate or post-baccalaureate program at UBC
  • You must meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in UBC’s Regulations Governing University Awards

UBC uses the term “Indigenous” in lieu of "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.

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How to apply

Application period

July 15, 2020 Applications open

September 30, 2020

11:59 pm PDT

Applications close

Before you apply

Prepare the following information for the application

  1. 500-750 word personal statement outlining how you meet the criteria outlined above
  2. You will need to gather two community references who can speak to the award description. You'll be asked to provide their name and contact information (email and phone number).
  3. You must grant permission in writing to UBC to provide the Musqueam First Nation with your application for the final selection

Apply now

If you have any questions, please email musqueam.scholarship@ubc.ca.

Band sponsorship

Third-party billing

If you are an Indigenous 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.

See sponsorship details

Indigenous students

  • Housing
    If you are receiving band funding for four years of on-campus housing, one question to ask your band is whether you could still be funded if you chose to live off-campus.
  • If you are in a co-op program

    If you are participating in a co-op program and need an additional year to finish your degree, check with your band about continued funding for your fifth and last year, or if this makes you ineligible for continued sponsorship.

  • Other costs
    If band funding is not enough to cover all your costs, look at other financial options available to you.

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