Entrance Scholarships, Awards, & Bursaries

Undergraduate entrance scholarships and awards are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have not previously attended a college or university other than having completed up to 12 transferable university credits on a part-time basis.

Remember - SIGN THE APPLICATION FORM once you've completed the fillable PDF.
Scan and email your application, personal statement and references as a PDF file to entrance@tru.ca. The paper original is not required.
Mailed applications must be received by the deadline.

Before you apply
  • Review the application requirements. This will help you prepare your application and determine your eligibility.
  • Prepare a personal statement that introduces yourself and includes your educational goals and a comprehensive description of your extra-curricular activities and involvements. Only one letter is submitted for all awards for which you are applying. There is no minimum length, but statements for Ambassadors applications should be approaching two pages, while a Community Engagement application statement can be shorter.
  • Your personal statement and references must outline your leadership and service record, including areas such as student government, volunteer positions, community and religious organizations, sports and athletics, music and art, clubs, travel, etc. Any activity which has developed your character, leadership abilities, goal orientation, and passion for learning.
  • We are looking for both accomplishment and altruism, and are interested in the impact of your activities on people and communities, which may not necessarily correspond to the volume of activities. Please describe the nature and duration of each involvement.

You do not need to explain or define ongoing programs like LINK, Me to We, and Leadership class other than noting your level of involvement, as the adjudicators are well familiar with them.

General Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Application period: Dec 1 - Mar 1

TRU Potential Entrance Awards

Application period: Dec 1 - Apr 1

TRU Regional Entrance Awards

Application period: Dec 1 - Apr 1

TRU Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Application period: Dec 1 - Jul 31

TRU Undergraduate Entrance Bursaries

Application period: Ongoing

View all TRU Entrance Awards


General Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a first time TRU student who has never previously attended a college or university (except for up to 12 credits on a part-time basis)
  • be entering a TRU program of two years or longer
  • meet the minimum academic requirement of an 80% average based on grades in the best four academic Grade 12 courses including English Studies 12

Deadline: March 1

The following six scholarships are covered by a single, general application. Applicants are automatically considered for all six scholarships.

Alvin & Lydia Grunert Entrance Scholarship

1 award valued at $30,000 (over four years, renewable)

The Alvin & Lydia Grunert Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects.


TRU Ambassador's Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 6 awards of up to $22,000 (eight funded semesters over four years of tuition & fees)

The Ambassador's Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects. Students offered this scholarship may also accept the responsibility of student leadership activities during the academic year.


TRU Leadership Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 15 awards of up to $5,000 each (two funded semesters of tuition & fees)

The Leadership Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects.


TRU President's Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 15 awards of up to $5,000 each (two funded semesters of tuition & fees)

The TRU President's Entrance Scholarship recognizes student academic excellence based on admission averages in the top four Grade 12 academic courses, including an academic English (the equivalent Grade 11 academic subject will be used in each case where a Grade 12 course is in progress).


TRU Community Engagement Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 15 awards valued at $2,000 each

The Community Engagement Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects.


TRU Relocation Entrance Scholarship

15 awards valued at $500 each

These scholarships will be awarded to entrance scholarship recipients who live a significant distance from Kamloops and must re-locate in order to attend TRU. Consideration is automatic and no separate application is required.


TRU Potential Entrance Awards

15 awards of up to $4,000 each (two funded semesters of tuition & fees, whether full-time or part-time)

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a first time TRU student who has never previously attended a college or university (except for up to 12 credits on a part-time basis)
  • be entering a TRU program of two years or longer
  • demonstrate exceptional potential

Deadline: April 1

Applicants will describe the vision of their future at TRU and how they wish to realize it. Elaborate on past experiences and accomplishments which are indicative of the ability to unleash untapped potential through a TRU education.


TRU Regional Entrance Awards

20 awards valued at $3,000 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • meet the minimum academic requirement of a 70% overall average in your Grade 12 courses (all courses included)
  • be a first time TRU student who has not previously attended a college or university (except for up to 12 credits on a part-time basis)
  • be admitted to a TRU degree, diploma, or 8-month ladderable certificate
  • be graduating from a secondary school within the TRU region but outside the City of Kamloops

Deadline: April 1

Awards are given based on student involvement and service within their secondary school and/or their community. Preference will be given to applicants who are the first person in their immediate family to attend post-secondary education (first generation student). Awards will be given out based on geographic location and by area of study.


TRU Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Transfer Scholarship Application

Up to 5 awards valued at $3,000 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be transferring from another institution to attend TRU to complete a campus degree program
  • have attended post-secondary in the previous year
  • meet the minimum academic requirement of 24 transferable university-level credits with 80% or higher average based on a minimum of two full-time semesters

Priority Deadline: March 1
Final Deadline: July 31

TRU Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships are based upon academic standing. After March 1, applications will continue to be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until July 31.


TRU Undergraduate Entrance Bursaries

Awards range from $500 to $4,000

TRU has a very limited number of undergraduate entrance bursaries available for resilient students who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and
  • have been admitted to a campus degree or diploma program, and
  • will study full-time (minimum 9 undergraduate credits per term), but
  • will face financial adversity even after accessing student loans & grants.

If you fit that profile, please request an application to be opened for you. Once we have opened an application, you can access the application using myTRU.


TRU Entrance Awards

For a complete listing of all TRU entrance awards, including those applied for through SD#73 high schools, see the TRU Awards Guide. Select "Entrance Awards" in the "when the award is available" drop-down and then click the Continue button.

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