About the VFPA-Musqueam Scholarship Award
As part of the Musqueam – Vancouver Port Authority Relationship Agreement signed in November 2021, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has created scholarships specifically for Musqueam post-secondary students.
These scholarships celebrate diversity, and recognize various pathways to achievement including, engagement in the arts, academics, sustainability, leadership or community.
The value of the award is up to $10,000 for full-time students.
VFPA values inclusivity, and these awards are intended to offer an opportunity to Musqueam Members that is easy to access.
If you need assistance in filling out the application or have any questions/concerns, please contact Lindsay Gibson, VFPA’s Musqueam Relationship Advisor, at [email protected].
Scholarships are available to registered Musqueam Members enrolled in the follow types of programs:
- apprenticeship or trades certificates and diplomas
- post baccalaureate
- associate degree
- law degree
- medical degree
- master’s degree
- doctoral degree
Application process & requirements
To apply for this scholarship program, students must complete an application form, which includes a written statement and budget.
In addition, applicants must provide the following:
- Two references. Please note, family members are not eligible references.
- Documentation of acceptance in chosen post-secondary program and course schedule.
Application deadlines: August 15, November 1, February 1 at 11:59pm PST
If your program does not follow the traditional semester schedule, please contact Lindsay Gibson to assess eligibility.
Musqueam Members may attend any accredited post-secondary institution anywhere in Canada. Accredited post-secondary institutions outside of Canada may also be considered.
Award and disbursement process
An internal MIB-VFPA committee reviews applications for completeness and merit. Funds will be split between fall, winter and summer terms. Second term disbursement will require a confirmation of enrolment and submission of transcripts from the previous term prior to the commencement of each school term.
If successful in receiving the scholarship, the recipient is expected to complete a report at the end of each academic year to request a renewal for the upcoming year.
In order to maintain eligibility, recipients of the scholarship will be expected to remain in good academic standing as defined by their institution, pursue full time studies each semester (unless less than a full time course load is need for the last semester before graduation), and show a responsible use of scholarship funds through a reasonable application of their proposed budget.