We are pleased to be able to help our students succeed with the following financial awards. New awards are created every year and many awards are available to students regardless of their area of study.Searchable list of all TRU awards
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
Twelve TRU students are awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). Each student receives a minimum of $7,500, allowing them to conduct research over a 16-week period from May to August.
These competitive, federally funded awards are designed to foster an interest in research and encourage students to pursue graduate studies in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. The funds allow faculty to spend the summer working with exceptional students and help advance their own research programs.
Software engineer student Aniket Mondal won one of the awards in 2022. He spent his summer working on a project alongside Dr. Omer Waqar studying deep learning and intelligent reflecting surface technologies for 6G wireless communication.
Ken Lepin Prize of Excellence in Software Engineering Award
Awarded to engineering student Lorelei Guidos
A $4,400 award provided annually to a top full-time domestic (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) student graduating that year in the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering. The award winner will be one whose achievements have distinguished the student as exceptional. The selection will consider: 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.
2020 Co-op Student of the Year Award
The engineering program and university are two things I really believe in. I’m very excited to watch and help them grow.
— Lorelei Guidos (Read more about the award)