Simon Fraser University has received a $34.1M gift from alumnus Lance Uggla and his family to support 10 exceptional undergraduate students per year to study at SFU. The gift will create scholarships that will cover tuition, housing, and other expenses. This is the largest gift ever received in the university’s history and the largest gift of its kind ever given to a Canadian university.

The Uggla Family Scholarship for students who may not otherwise be able to afford a university education and address social mobility, equity, diversity and inclusion. Students who become Uggla Family Scholars will demonstrate strong academic and leadership potential.

The program will support members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, those living with a disability and those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour. The first cohort of students will carry out their studies in SFU’s Beedie School of Business or the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The innovative, new program will expand to other faculties in future years.