Awards

Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP Scholarship

Value: $3,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a first year student who demonstrates overall academic achievement and has demonstrated professionalism and community involvement.

Baker Newby LLP Scholarship

Value: $3,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a second year student who demonstrates overall academic achievement and demonstrated professionalism and community involvement.

Clark Wilson LLP Recruitment Support Award

Value: $500
Distribution: 3 Fall, 2 Winter
Application deadline: Dec. 15 (Fall) : Apr. 15 (Winter)
Send application as per the process below to: lawawards@tru.calinks to external site,

The Award will be issued annually to students enrolled in the Faculty of Law to assist with cost related to their participation in the Vancouver recruitment process. Costs include: travel, accommodation, meals, child care, lost wages, corporate attire, and personal care. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated financial need.

Process:The student will need to:

1. Make a formal application to the Dean of Law

2. Provide proof of financial assistance from the Student Finance and Awards Office (they have forms in the Awards office that is signed by them)

3. Provide expense receipts for any or all of the following or combination of that adds up to approximately $500 to include travel (gasoline receipts or mileage is costed at $0.50 per km, airfare, bus fare), accommodation, meals, child care, lost wages, corporate attire, and personal care.

4. Site the dates of travel, name of event seeking employment, and/or potential employer’s name with which interviews were held

Donich Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Law

Value: $1,500
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Jan. 30
Application details to be announced

The Scholarship will be issued annually to students enrolled in the Faculty of Law distinguished by work experience and academic achievement. (Established by the Donich Law Professional Corporation (www.mydefence.ca), the donor considers work experience to consist of any work experience prior to entering the J.D. program and/or while attending the J.D. program.)

Doug Eastwood Q.C. MacLean Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a student who demonstrates overall academic achievement and has demonstrated professionalism and community involvement

Fraser Valley Bar Association Award

Value: $1,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

One annual Prize of $1,000 will be awarded to a student in the J.D. program of the Faculty of Law. While preference is given to students in financial need with ties to the Fraser Valley, selection of a suitable recipient will remain at the discretion of the Faculty of Law. To be eligible for this award, you will need to have registered with the Student Support & Financial Aid department as being in financial need, and then submit your application to the Faculty of Law through the online submission form indicating that you have ties to the Fraser Valley .

George and Gwyneth Lamperson Law Scholarship

Value: $3,500
Distribution: Winter Term, to begin 2020
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually upon recommendations of the Faculty of Law to a student who has completed their first year and commencing their second year of the JD program at TRU, and has demonstrated high overall academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student from the BC Interior, prior to entering the JD program at TRU Law.

Gervin Metis Award for Distinguished Advocacy and Leadership

Value: $1,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually to a student who self-identifies as Métis entering their second or third-year of the J.D. program at the TRU Faculty of Law. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement, a connection and commitment to strengthening their Indigenous community at home, where they reside during the academic year, or within the University. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in criminal law, social justice, Aboriginal law or law reform. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.

Grace McDonell Law Leadership Award

Value: $1,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually to a student in their second year, or upon completion of their second year of TRU Law JD Program. Preference will be given to a student that has demonstrated both academic achievement and leadership at the Faculty of law in preserving and enhancing the diversity of Canadian society.

Ken Lepin Prize of Excellence in Law

Value: $5,000
Distribution: April
Not yet accepting applications

A $5,000 award provided annually to a top full-time domestic (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) student graduating with the TRU Faculty of Law Juris Doctor degree. The award winner will be one whose achievements have distinguished the student as exceptional. The selection will take into account: academic achievements, research accomplishments, leadership activities and active involvement in the university and/or general community. Additional criteria will include consideration of practical and theoretical achievements, attitude and professional deportment, ability to work with others and leadership potential. This award will be made to the top student possessing these characteristics without prejudice to other awards that the recipient may have received. Preference to students from the Kamloops region. Second preference to students from British Columbia.

Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Award

Value: $5,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Jan. 30
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The public interest award in the amount of $5,000 will be allotted to four incoming 2L and 3L students who have demonstrated commitment to public interest in law and promoting access to justice.

Sunmark Developments Ltd Award

Value: $1,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Awarded annually to a student in their third year of the TRU Law J.D. Program. Preference will be given to a student of South Asian background that has demonstrated academic achievement, with a strong commitment to community service through extra-curricular activities, volunteer work and any kind of public service activities.

The Advocate Legal Writing Prize

Value: $1,000
Distribution: Winter Term
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Closed

Two (2) awards of $1,000 awarded annually upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law to two (2) students in the J.D. program at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, that have demonstrated exceptional skills in legal writing.