SFU receives $34.1M for scholarships for equity-deserving students

December 9, 2020
Simon Fraser University has received a $34.1M gift from alumnus Lance Uggla and his family. The funds will be used to create scholarships that will cover tuition, housing, and other expenses for 10 exceptional equity-deserving students each year. Students will begin their journey in the Uggla Family Scholars program each Fall and will be able to participate in a comprehensive leadership program with co-curricular opportunities. “We are inspired by and deeply grateful for the Uggla family’s profound vision to empower the future leaders our diverse communities need,” said SFU President Joy Johnson. “This is truly a transformative gift that will help to change lives, advance society and enable SFU to continue its growth as a leading advocate of equity, diversity and inclusion.” SFU states that the gift is the largest ever received in the institution’s history. SFU (BC)