Award and Ceremony FAQs


 How do I find out what scholarships and awards are offered at Thompson Rivers University?

Anyone can browse the entire awards inventory in the Awards Guide to see every scholarship, award and bursary offered.

 What awards am I eligible for?

Every award has different requirements. Some are based on your GPA or your program of study while others look at activities and financial need. Most awards only require a single general application through myTRU. Review the online criteria for awards that have requirements in the Description column, then apply for as many as you feel qualified for. Just make sure you highlight how you meet the criteria of each of the awards for which you are applying.

 I'm an international student — what awards are available to me?

As an international student, you are automatically considered for GPA based awards and awards that are selected by faculty. You are also eligible for Thompson Rivers University merit based awards. International students are not considered for awards that are based on financial need (bursaries).

 How do I apply for awards?

Apply using the Thompson Rivers University Awards online application through your myTRU account.

 When do I have to apply for awards?

Please see the Deadlines section of our website for the application deadlines.

 Which award am I receiving, and how much is it?

During the adjudication process, we're unable to provide any details (which in the Fall is anytime prior to the November Awards Ceremony). For Fall awards, your donor or a representative will present you with a letter and cheque at the ceremony.

 Who do I talk to about athletic awards I am expecting to receive?

If you are expecting to receive Athletic awards but have not yet been notified by our office, please contact either your coach or the Athletics office.

 How do external scholarships get applied to my student account?

External scholarships that are sent to Thompson Rivers University are applied directly to your student account - as long as you meet the criteria. Once the scholarship is applied to your account, it will reduce the amount of fees owing, Student Awards will issue you a cheque.

 Where do I go to get my Registered Educational Saving Program form (RESP) signed?

You can get your RESP form signed at the Registrar's Office. The Student Awards & Financial Aid office is not authorized to complete these forms. The Registrar's Office can be found in Old Main.

Award Ceremonies

 When do I pick up my name tag for the TRU Foundation Awards Ceremony?
  • Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Student Awards Office (OM 1629).
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Student Awards Office (OM 1629).
  • Reminder:  Please remember to bring photo ID (Student Card, Drivers Licence etc.)
 What is the schedule of events for the TRU Foundation Awards Ceremony?
  • Student Arrival Thursday, Nov 28, 4:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
  • Presentations Nov 28, 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

The format will allow you to personally meet and thank the donor, therefore it is mandatory that you participate in this ceremony.

If you are unable to attend the awards ceremony your award will be available for pick-up the week of Dec. 3 from the Student Awards Office (OM 1629).

 Which award am I receiving, and how much is it?

As the adjudication process is still being finalized, we're unable to provide any details prior to the ceremony. Your donor or a representative will present you with a letter and cheque at the ceremony — kind of like Christmas!

 What should I wear to the ceremony?

The ceremony is semi-casual. Please dress in a way that you believe would be respectful of your donor, who is choosing to use their money to award or assist you with your education.

 When and how should I provide a thank you note or card to my donor?

When you pick up your name tag, you will be given a TRU Foundation Thank You card. Please take a moment to write a note of thanks on either this card or a card of your own choosing, and drop it off at the Student Awards office (OM 1629) the week following the ceremony.

For additional information, see Thank Your Donor

 Can my spouse, friend, parent, children, etc. attend the ceremony with me?

Unfortunately, due to building capacity, no guests or children are able to attend, only donors and award recipients. No child care is provided at the ceremony.  Only individuals on the recipient list will be admitted.

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