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Kommotakwa Shepherd Annual Scholarship

The Kommotakwa Shepherd Scholarship is designed to benefit an Indigenous student who is pursuing a pathway of undergraduate education in the Faculty of Arts.  The award was contributed by Dr. Christine Elsey who was an Associate Professor at UFV from 1995-2021, to honor her ancestor Kommotakwa Shepherd of the St’át’imc Nation.  Kommotakwa Shepherd lived from 1845-1921 in St’át’imc territory and in Secwepmec territory at Soda Creek. Being the mother of a large family, she is both remembered and highly respected by her many descendants and relatives.

AMOUNT: $750

AVAILABLE TO: Indigenous students enrolled in UFV's Faculty of Arts.  First preference to be given out to a St'at'imc student.  Must be Canadian citizen.

HOW TO APPLY: Application form for this scholarship is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, then the tab for Financial Aid. 

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