This fund will provide one year free tuition to the University of the Fraser Valley and, when funding allows, a minimum of $1000 from Mission Community Foundation, to two graduating Mission students accepted in Applied or Basic Sciences. Students who receive this award have no education financial worries for their first year, a tremendous relief that enables them to focus on learning.

Strong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education. Vic had been quoted as saying, “Students are our country’s future; I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission. With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic realized his dream.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation. By creating many funds, they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days. All of the funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they made anonymous contributions to other funds.

To date (2019) this fund has paid first year tuition for 62 students as well as provided funding for books, etc. A tremendous relief for the student and it allowed them the ability to focus on learning rather than worrying about finances.

If you would like to help a student study sciences at UFV, donate today!

Note: :Mission Community Foundation is now able to accept Interac E-transfers. Email funds to
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