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Endowments at UFV

Make a long-lasting impact on future generations of UFV students


Until December 31, 2022, a Named Endowment Award can be established with a minimum pledge of $18,750, payable over three years, and UFV will top it up to $25,000.


I want to learn more about endowment awards

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How endowment works

Endowment funds are invested by the University, and the earned income is used to fund the student award(s). A $25,000 fund will generate a $1,000 award annually, in perpetuity! Awards can be named after you or your company, in tribute to someone special, or to honour the memory of a loved one.

Thanks to visionary supporters like you, 188 annual endowment awards are available to UFV difference-makers for generations to come. But with nearly 900 students depending on annual awards each year, we still have work to do.

Choose from four types of awards when you establish your own Named Endowment Award

Along with helping students, endowments create legacies. By directing your gift to support students or a program or faculty that matters to you, your values are passed to future generations.



Entrance awards

Granted to students entering UFV immediately following high school based on academic excellence, community/school involvement, volunteer experience, and leadership endeavours.


Leadership awards

Granted to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who have demonstrated excellence in community service, student leadership, volunteerism, and athletic or artistic performance.



Granted to students with demonstrated financial need with a minimum GPA of 2.0.



Granted to UFV students with a minimum GPA of 3.5.


100% of your gift will support UFV students for years to come

Endowed student awards provide student funding in perpetuity. Unlike one-time gifts, endowments are invested and the earned interest provides ongoing support. Your donation can be made through cash, gifts of shares, or bequests.


Year 1

Your total contribution of $25,000 is endowed and a named fund is created.

Year 26

After 25 years, your fund has generated 25 $1,000 annual student awards. Meanwhile, the original $25,000 is still intact.

Year 51

After 50 years, $50,000 has been disbursed to 50 students.

Year 101

Still going strong! In 101 years, 100 students have received a $1,000 award, all generated by your initial contribution of $25,000.



I want to establish an endowment award

Interested in learning more about how endowment funds support students and help strengthen UFV?


View the 2021/22 endowment report

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‌‌Veronica Kobes headshot

“Endowed awards had a big impact on my experience as a student-athlete. Donor-funded scholarships relieved much of my financial stress since playing basketball left little time for a student job with practices, games, and travel added on to classes and homework.

I want to thank all the donors who were willing to support me and many other students at UFV.”

Veronica Kobes
Bachelor of Science, 2021

Ready to build your legacy and help transform lives?

Phone 604-851-6300, email or fill out the form below to discuss how you can establish a new endowment award.


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Meet the team


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Anita Nielsen, MMST, CFRE (She/Her/Hers)
Executive Director, Advancement

Devon Bailey, BBA
Senior Officer, Annual Giving

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