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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, caregivers, spouses, and children) in pursuing two-year, three-year, four-year, or graduate degrees. 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 2022, in good academic standing
  • A person who has been diagnosed with CF or their immediate family member (sibling, caregiver, spouse, or child)
  • A legal resident of Canada


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be accepted from December 6, 2021 - February 1, 2022.