Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Scholarships and Awards

International Mobility Study Abroad Award

International Mobility Study Abroad Award of $1,000 /per is awarded per semester to assist TRU undergraduate students fund their study abroad/exchange experience. 

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be approved by the TRU Study Abroad Program to participate on an exchange
  • Be a full-time registered undergraduate student for each academic term
  • Provide a copy of the Host School Acceptance Letter
  • Complete all required steps as directed by the Study Abroad Office prior to receiving the bursary.

Awards will be applied to the student’s myTRU account. Students who withdraw from the Study Abroad Exchange Program will not be eligible. TRU Study Abroad has the authority to terminate the award if the student’s behaviour is detrimental to the program, to others, to themselves, to TRU, or to any international host partner/organization.

TRU students who participates on a faculty led, field school trip for credit, are eligible for the Student Field School Award of $500.

TRU World Scholarships

These are two $500 scholarships funded by TRU World and awarded to the study abroad student with the highest cumulative GPA during the application process. One scholarship is awarded during the fall application process, and one scholarship is awarded to the winter applicants. No application required, the awards will be provided automatically.

Study Abroad Legacy Award

Study Abroad Ambassadors run special events with the focus of raising funds to support their peers at TRU go abroad. Students helping students here at TRU! Two awards will be drawn at random at the Study Abroad "Seeing Faces Trading Places" event, with two more will being drawn during the winter event. All successful Study Abroad applicants during each semester will automatically be entered for a chance to win!

Global Funding Blog (external and research funding options)

TRU has created a dynamic website called Global Funding that provides a listing of all opportunities and ways to save and travel abroad. This site is updated regularly with additional external funding opportunities which students are encouraged to check by clicking the below search link. The information provided within this Global Funding blog, is a resource to find these funding opportunities on your own. Each individual opportunity will have different application requirements for applying.

Students are also invited to search the Student Awards and Financial Aid webpages for any new funding opportunites.

IK Barber One World Scholarships

The Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society provides two funding opportunities to assist students wishing to study in other countries.

One World International Scholarship Program

Administered automatically through the Study Abroad Office — students do not need to apply. The number of awards available varies depending on the endowment awarded to Thompson Rivers University; the awards are given to Study Abroad applicants based on cumulative GPAs in the amount of $1,000 per student. Qualifying students normally receive notice from the Study Abroad Office in December. No application is required.

Premier’s International Scholarship

Intended for students who are enrolled in overseas programs. Students must complete and submit an application directly to the Victoria Foundation and Premier’s scholarships are funded from the returns on a $15 million endowment fund established by the Province of BC for international education. The scholarships are part of the One World international scholarship program managed by the Society. The Ministry of Advanced Education provided an additional $2 million for the program in 2012 as part of British Columbia’s International Education Strategy.

TRUSU CUEF Grant Proposal

Students are invited to submit a proposal to TRUSU. The Students’ Union and the University have partnered to provide funding to offset the cost for students to attend conferences and host events.

Funding is provided through the Comprehensive University Enhancement Fund (CUEF) and administered by the TRU Students’ Union through an application process. Students can apply for funding online by following the links below or the sidebar menu. To review the application process see the Application Process page. To find deadlines to apply for funding for conference attendance or event hosting see the Deadlines page.

Please keep in mind funding is limited and priority will be given to first time applicants and applications that make cost-effective and efficient use of funding.