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Cystic Fibrosis Programs Offered in Canada

Vertex Foundation Scholarship Program

The Vertex Foundation Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 CAD to help people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate family members (including spouses, siblings, caregivers, and children) pursue two-year, three-year, four-year, or graduate degrees.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by an independent committee of CF community members based on a submitted essay and an applicant’s demonstrated level of community involvement and academic achievement. 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • Anticipating enrolment as a part-time or full-time first year, second year, third year, fourth year, or graduate student of a post-secondary program in fall 2024, in good academic standing
  • A person who has been diagnosed with CF or their immediate family member (spouse, sibling, caregiver, or child)
  • A legal resident of Canada

Application Status: Closed

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted from January 16, 2024-February 23, 2024, at 3:00 PM CT.

Vertex Canada Lifestyle Resource

Follow @CFPossibilities on Instagram for lifestyle content. 

Topics include:

  • Exercise: Posts like targeting your chest and abdomen, strength training & more
  • Recipes: Recipes like "Peanut Noodles" or "No Bake Energy Balls"
  • Wellness: Check out posts on "Fitting fat into your diet" or on "Mindful breathing"
  • Adulting 101: Tips on looking for jobs, traveling with CF & more
  • Relationships: Topics like friendships and date ideas