Graduate Awards

Remember - SIGN THE APPLICATION FORM once you've completed the fillable PDF.
Scan and email the completed application form, personal statement, references and transcripts as a PDF file to entrance@tru.ca. Letters of support can be emailed in by the student or directly by the referee. The paper original is not required.
Mailed applications must be received by the deadline.

Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award

Application period: Jun - Aug

Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Award

Application period: Apr - Jun

BC Graduate Scholarships

Application period: Sep - Dec

TRU MBA Entrance Award

Application period: Year round

Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award

Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award

8 awards valued at $6000 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be entering first or second year of a full-time campus-based graduate studies program

Deadline: August 15

The Ken Lepin Graduate Student Awards will be given based on outstanding academic achievement in prior course work and research. The selection will also take into account leadership activities and active involvement in the university community. Preference in descending order to students who are from the Kamloops region, are from British Columbia, and who attended TRU for their undergraduate degree. At least one award will be given to a student in the Master of Nursing program.

Complete all sections of the application form below and attach:

  1. A personal statement (not to exceed 300 words) indicating leadership activities and academic goals. Areas of leadership or involvement can include student government, volunteer positions, community and religious organizations, sports and athletics, music and art, clubs, and any activity that has developed you as a person and has meaningfully impacted others
  2. A letter of support (not to exceed 200 words) from an academic or business reference
  3. Your curriculum vitae and official transcripts

Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Award

8 awards valued at $6000 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be entering first year of full-time graduate studies in a Master of Science in Environmental Science, Master of Education, or Master of Science in Data Science program

Deadline: June 1

The Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Awards will be given based on outstanding academic achievement in prior course work and research. The selection will also take into account leadership activities.

Complete all sections of the application form below and attach:

  1. A personal statement (not to exceed 300 words) indicating leadership activities and academic goals. Areas of leadership or involvement can include student government, volunteer positions, community and religious organizations, sports and athletics, music and art, clubs, and any activity that has developed you as a person and has meaningfully impacted others
  2. A letter of support (not to exceed 200 words) from an academic or business reference
  3. Your curriculum vitae and official transcripts

BC Graduate Scholarships

BC Graduate Scholarship Application

4 awards valued at $15,000 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be entering first or second year of a full-time campus-based graduate studies program (with an emphasis on first year)
  • demonstrate academic excellence

Deadline: December 1

BC Graduate Scholarships are given to the best and brightest graduate students who are leaders in their fields. Eligible graduate programs will be research intensive and professional with emphasis, but not exclusive, focus on disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.

Complete all sections of the application form below and attach:

  1. A personal statement (not to exceed 300 words) indicating research interest
  2. A letter of support (not to exceed 200 words) from an academic reference
  3. Your curriculum vitae and official transcripts

TRU MBA Entrance Award

Up to 15 awards per year

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration program
  • enrol in a full-time course load

The TRU MBA Entrance Awards will be given to applicants who show exceptional promise for success in and after their MBA studies. Recipients will be selected based on their admission application to the MBA program and will be notified by the program at the time of acceptance.

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