Prizes & Entrance Awards where no application is required

Entrance Awards

Fasken Law Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2,000

Entrance scholarship awarded annually to a 1L student enrolled in the JD program.

Future Indigenous Lawyers Award by Fulton

Value: $5,000

For an indigenous student enrolled in the JD program with preference from a student in the Thompson-Nicola or Cariboo region.

Gregory S. Pun K.C. Law Entrance Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Scholarship will be awarded annually as an entrance scholarship to a student registered in the JD program at TRU Faculty of Law who demonstrates overall academic achievement upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law.

Law Entrance Award by Fulton

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: $1,200

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

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

Gregory S. Pun K.C. Prize in Advocacy

Value: $500

Details: The Prize will be awarded annually to a TRU Faculty of Law student enrolled and participating in any of the following moots on a rotational basis - year 1 - Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; year 2 - The BC Law Schools Competitive Moot; year 3 - The Wilson Moot; and, year 4 - Donald R.H. Bowman National Tax Moot. and such other moots may be added from time to time on the joint recommendation of the Chair of the Moots Committee, the Associate Dean, the Assistant Dean and Dean. The Prize should be awarded to an eligible student or withheld entirely, in the sole discretion of the Chair of the Moots Committee.

Gregory S. Pun K.C. Prize in Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Value: $500

Guild Yule LLP Advocacy Prize

Value: $1,500

Guild Yule LLP Outstanding First-Year Moot Prize

Value: $1,500

Insolvency Institute of Canada Prize in Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law

Value: $1,000

MacLean Law Prize in Family Law

Value: $1,500

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

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP Prize in Construction Law

Value: $1,500

Stikeman Elliott LLP Prize in Property Law

Value: $1,250

The prize will be issued annually upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a student who demonstrates high academic achievement in a course in Property of Law in the Faculty of Law. 

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.

The Lawson Lundell LLP Award for the Top Performing First Year Law Student

Value: $10,000
Distribution: Fall

Awarded to a returning student who received the highest 1L marks.

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.

Dr. 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.