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Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary
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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 closed for the 2019 TRU Grit Awards. Please check back for the 2020 TRU Grit Awards in Spring 2020. 

Completed award applications and packages can be scanned and emailed to 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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