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 student grants 

Overview

At VSEUS, we understand the challenges that many students face when it comes to financial constraints. That's why we're dedicated to easing this burden through our comprehensive Student Grants program. We offer three distinct types of grants, each tailored to support students in their academic success, career preparedness, and personal development. These grants are designed to be versatile, providing assistance where it's needed most. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence and fostering a spirit of service, our grants open doors to a world of opportunities, enabling students to pursue their dreams and shape a brighter future for themselves and the world around them. Discover how VSEUS grants can be the catalyst for your journey towards a transformative education and a promising future. Apply today and let us help you turn your aspirations into achievements.​

Criteria

  1. You are currently majoring in an Economics program at UBC (BA or BIE).

  2. You are able to demonstrate how the grant will benefit your undergraduate experience, as well as how your initiatives will contribute to the greater Economics student community at UBC.

  3. You are currently a fee-paying member of VSEUS.

Application

If you/your club meets all criteria, please view our online application form to apply for the grant best suited for your needs.

VSEUS offers three types of grants:

  • Professional/Academic Development

  • Student Initiatives

  • Empowerment Grant

Individual students are eligible for up to $500 in funding or 50% of the relevant fee, whichever is less.​ We will take all aspects of your applications into account to determine the most appropriate funding needs. Grants will now be approved at the end of each academic semester, following a comprehensive review of all applications by the VSEUS council. This strategic shift will enable VSEUS to thoroughly assess each applicant's qualifications and allocate funds based on merit.

The applications for fall term are due by November 26th 2023, 11:59 pm PST. The grant allocation will be based on the quality of your application, the cause and need of financial aid. The applications this term are set to be reviewed on Nov 28th, 2023 by the VSEUS Council.

Applicants will then be notified about the decision made on their application.

Empowerment Grant

The Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society is committed to proactively take actions to tackle racial injustice and underrepresentation of the Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities present in Economics and our society as a whole. Given the current and always present manifestations of hate and injustice towards certain ethical and racial groups, VSEUS is glad to announce the creation of the new VSEUS Empowerment Grant.

The VSEUS Empowerment Grant seeks to encourage initiatives and events run by self-identified minority students or associate bodies representing minority groups that provide demonstrable support for minority communities through (but not limited to):

  • Increasing awareness of extra difficulties suffered because of race and ethnicity

  • Undertaking special projects to empower marginalized groups

  • Providing better support for marginalized groups

  • Fighting racial and ethnic injustice

  • Professional or academic development of students from marginalized communities

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