Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Financial Aid and Awards

TRU offers a comprehensive range of programs to both assist students in financing their educational and living costs and to recoginze academic excellence. Financial support can be a combination of bursaries, scholarships, awards, work-study, loans and grants.

TRU Williams Lake offers scholarships and awards that are specific to the Williams Lake Campus. These awards can be found at Student Awards & Financial Aid.

TRU Grit Entrance Awards

TRU Grit is a group of local community members in Williams Lake committed to supporting post-secondary education in the Cariboo. Every year they hold a gala, with all proceeds from the event going towards Scholarships and Awards for students planning on attending the TRU Williams Lake Campus. Generally, awards range between $500 and $2,000.

Applications are now open for the 2019 TRU Grit Awards. Decisions will be sent out to applicants by the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. Please note: only applicants selected to receive an award will be notified.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

2019 TRU Grit Award Application

Completed award applications and packages can be scanned and emailed to rlanglands@tru.ca. Alternatively, completed packages can also be dropped off or mailed to the TRU Williams Lake Campus (1250 Western Avenue, Williams Lake, BC  V2G 1H7), Attention: Reta Langlands. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for the TRU Grit Entrance Award, applicants must:

  • Be a student attending a full-time or part-time post-secondary program at Thompson Rivers University - Williams Lake Campus. First-time students will be given priority, but all applications will be considered
  • Hold a 70 percent average or better in two Grade 12 semesters
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Students who demonstrate a financial need will be given a higher priority
  • Students who have received other TRU Entrance Awards are not eligible for this award

The awards will be applied as a tuition reduction at the start of classes in the Fall 2019 semester. The remaining balance will be applied as a tuition reduction for the Winter 2020 semester.

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