About the UCBeyond Scholarship Program

The UCBeyond Scholarship Program is available to students who live with inflammatory arthritis diseases. These include (but aren’t limited to): rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.​


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If you could use some financial assistance, the UCBeyond Scholarship Program may be able to help. See if you qualify.


Eligibility Requirements


If you are a student who is...

  1. A legal and permanent resident of Canada

  2. Diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis by a physician

  3. Seeking an associate’s, undergraduate, or graduate degree from a Canadian university; seeking a diploma or certificate from a Canadian college; or enrolled in a trade school educational program

  4. Enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based institution of higher education for the fall/winter semester of 2023/2024

  5. Demonstrating academic ambition and embracing a way of life that goes above and beyond the boundaries of living with inflammatory arthritis!


If you have already received the UCBeyond scholarship, you are not eligible to reapply.

Congratulations to…

Brendan Olson

Brendan Olson
2022 Recipient

First year student in Urban Studies, in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia

My name is Brendan Olson and I am a first year student in Urban Studies, in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia. I am thankful to have received the UCBeyond scholarship to allow me to reach my goal of studying urban planning. I’m grateful for the support that was provided to me, as a student with JIA. I would like to encourage other youth to keep reaching for their goals - perseverance through adversity is so important.