Prizes & Entrance Awards where no application is required

Entrance Awards

Fulton & Co. Law Entrance Award

Value: $5,000

A $5,000 entrance award is available annually to a well rounded student with a strong GPA and demonstrated involvement in Kamloops or another BC interior community. The Faculty of Law will ask qualified applicants for a submission outlining their community involvement and their future goals.

Law Foundation of BC Entrance Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Six scholarships are offered by the Law Foundation of British Columbia. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students entering the first year of the JD program in the Faculty of Law. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.

The Canadian Bar Association, BC (CBABC) Branch Award

Value: $1,400

Awarded annually to a student entering the Faculty of Law who has best shown strong commitment to the ideals served by the Canadian Bar Association of BC - including promotion of Justice and/or law reform through his or her exemplary public or community service, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities at educational institution, volunteer work with community of charitable organizations, or any kind of public service activities.

Course Prizes

Acumen Law Scholarship

Value: $3,000
Distribution: Fall Term

Awarded annually upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law; preference given to an Indigenous student who has completed Constitutional Law with a satisfactory GPA.

Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP Prize in Torts (Sec 2)

Value: $1,250

Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP Prize in Contract Law (Sec 2)

Value: $1,250

Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP Prize in Corporate Governance

Value: $1,500

Guild Yule LLP Advocacy Prize

Value: $1,500

Guild Yule LLP Outstanding First Year Moot Prize

Value: $1,500

Harris & Company LLP Course Prize in Labour Law

Value: $1,500

Insolvency Institute of Canada Prize in Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law

Value: $1,000

McCarthy Tetrault LLP Prize in Property Law

Value: $1,250

MacLean Law Prize in Family Law

Value: $1,500

Norma Quinn Memorial Prize in Real Estate Law

Value: $10,000

Last prize awarded for Winter 2019 semester. No longer available for 2019/20 school year

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Prize in Contract Law (Sec 1)

Value: $1,250

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Prize in Torts Law (Sec 1)

Value: $1,250

Roper Greyell LLP Prize in Employment Law

Value: $2,000

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Prize (Wills & Estates Course Prize).

Value: $1,000

Thorsteinssons LLP Course Prize in Corporate Tax Law

Value: $1,500

Other Awards

TRU Law Scholarship

Value: $10,000

Awarded to the student with the highest combined two-course average after completing the LAWF 3800, Business Associations and LAWF 3930, Ethical Lawyering courses. Where there is no student who has completed both courses in the same academic year, the first and on-going scholarship will go to the student with the highest mark in LAWF 3930, Ethical Lawyering.

Alvin & Lydia Grunert Undergraduate Scholarship

Value: $5,000
Distribution: Fall

Eight awards of $5,000 each are made annually to the top returning undergraduate student in each TRU faculty, school under a Dean, and CIS athletics. Each January, the top 10 students from each of these bodies will be recognized as nominees based on their Fall GPA. The winners will be selected the following May based on the highest combined fall/winter GPAs at the time of adjudication. Scholarships are for use in the subsequent Fall term. Only undergraduate academic credits will be considered for any aspect of the scholarship.

Law Society of BC Gold Medal

Value: medal
Distribution: At Convocation

Awarded annually on behalf of the Law Society of BC to the graduating Juris Doctor student with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Sherman Jen Law Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Law 2nd or higher Juris Doctor Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and enrollment in at least 12 credits.