Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Adventure Studies International Bursary

The Details

Adventure Studies International Bursary

Investment: $875,000 endowment generating $35,000 per year
$35,000 per year for five years.

Opportunity

This award would provide a $35,000 bursary for an international students who wants to study in TRU’s world leading Adventure Studies Department, but who would otherwise not be able to do so due to financial hardship and distance from TRU. Preference will be given to students who display a keen interest in the adventure industry and will be likely to benefit their home communities with their new knowledge base and industry skills. The candidate will be chosen by the Adventure Studies faculty through their network of connections around the world.

Impact

This support would make a tremendous difference in the lives of aspiring international Adventure Studies students who do not currently have the means to attend this world class program. Plus, it would provide local students from the Kamloops and Williams Lake regions access to an international perspective on education, adventure studies and life, tremendously enriching their TRU experience as well. This bursary would reward driven young people from rural international communities who display a strong commitment to Adventure sport studies. Obtaining a post-secondary education in the TRU Adventure program continues to be a challenge for many students. Due to the high number of field days and activity specific professional instruction, full-time international tuition fees and text book expenses average $16,000 per year. This new award would provide financial support to international students in financial need for one of the best programs at TRU: Thompson Rivers University’s Adventure Studies program was named “one of the top ten coolest programs in Canada” by MacLean’s Magazine (http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2011/11/04/in-a-class-of-their-own/).

Budget (Per Student)

Return Airfare (Estimate)

$2,000

International Tuition

$16,000

Program Fees (Estimate; depending on course choices)

$6,500

Equipment & Supplies (Estimate)

$2,800

Housing ($450/month)

$3,600

Food ($350/month)

$2,800

Spending ($150/month)

$1,200

TOTAL

$35,000