Cystic Fibrosis Programs Offered in Canada

Vertex Foundation Scholarship Program

The Vertex Foundation Scholarship program financially helps people with cystic fibrosis (CF), or their families (siblings and caregivers) in pursuing two-year, three-year, four-year, or graduate degrees to offset some of the cost of attending college or graduate school. In Canada, seven scholarships are awarded annually.

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 2021, in good academic standing
  • A person who has been diagnosed with CF or their family member (their sibling or caregiver)
  • A legal resident of Canada

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be accepted starting in late 2021 and recipients will be notified early 2022.