About the UCBeyond Scholarship Program

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


stats 2024


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 a chronic inflammatory disease 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 2024/2025

  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…


Jean O’Hanley
2023 Recipient

I’m a first-year student at Sudbury’s Laurentian University, in the Interdisciplinary Science program

My name is Jean O’Hanley. I’m a first-year student at Sudbury’s Laurentian University, in the Interdisciplinary Science program. I hope to have a career in medicine. I am enormously grateful for the 2024 UCBeyond scholarship that I was so fortunate to receive. It was a little overwhelming to learn that perfect strangers care enough about me and other JIA patients not only to recognize our particular challenges, but to spend their time and energy raising funds to help us deal with the daunting expense of post-secondary education. Speaking of such challenges, and the constant need to rise to them, here’s the last line of the personal essay that I submitted for the UCBeyond Scholarship: “JIA may have won a few early battles, but I’m winning the war!”