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Uggla Family Scholarship

Scholarship Value $35,000

Number of Scholarships 10

This scholarship was created in perpetuity to:

  • Reduce financial and other barriers students face when accessing post-secondary education
  • Foster academic achievement
  • Ensure successful transition to university learning and life
  • Build confidence and develop life skills
  • Position students for career and leadership success
  • Build a life-long international community in partnership with the Uggla Family Scholars program at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and graduates of the Shitima School in Kabwe, Zambia
  • Foster networks for life through a dynamic alumni cohort


Ten scholarships are awarded each year to students who face significant financial barriers to participation in post-secondary education. This may include students who identify as Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour, students living with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ students, and students of all gender identities. The intent of the Uggla Family Scholarship is to promote equity and remove historical and existing discrimination, including barriers to full participation in social, cultural, economic and political life.

Other eligibility criteria include:

Available to domestic (Canadian) students admitted for the fall term to any undergraduate degree.


  • You have applied to SFU as a High School Applicant for Fall 2024 intake.

Application Steps

Review the Uggla Family Scholarship Website for an overview and helpful tips on how to prepare for and complete your application.

  • Your information will be automatically saved in each section and you can log in and out of the scholarship page as many times as you like before submitting your completed application. Make sure you have completed all of the application questions before submitting.
  • Submit only your original and authentic work as your answers must comply with SFU’s Student Academic Integrity Policy. Detection of academic misconduct, including but not limited to: plagiarism, falsification of information, misrepresentation or impersonation will result in the withdrawal of my scholarship application and potentially my offer of admission to SFU.
  • When you are confident you have fully completed your application, you can submit it by clicking on the “Submit Application” button on the last page. Once submitted you will not be able to edit your application again.

Application Overview

  • A written, short answer on your academic excellence and your intended area of study. (250 words max)
  • A description of your achievements and contributions. (250 words max)
  • A short essay sharing your future goals, and how your personal experiences impacted these goals. (750 words max)
  • A Financial Need Assessment, disclosing your parent(s)/guardian(s) gross annual income from 2021 as well as the number of dependents in your household.
  • Two letters of support, each written by someone who is not a family member and who has direct knowledge of the experiences you describe in your application such as your academics, extra-curricular activities, employment, volunteer, or personal achievements. In lieu of one letter you may choose to include a supporting document such as but not limited to: a certificate of appreciation, media story, or community publication.