Entrance Scholarships, Awards, & Bursaries

Undergraduate entrance scholarships and awards are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have not previously attended TRU other than having completed up to 12 transferable university credits on a part-time basis. Individual scholarships and awards have further requirements.

Remember
Scan and email your application, personal statement and references as a PDF file(s) to entrance@tru.ca. All applications are by email only. All applications must be received by the deadline.

Before you apply
  1. Review the application requirements. This will help you prepare your application and determine your eligibility.
  2. Prepare an essay that describes and elaborates on any areas of past leadership, service, and accomplishments such as positions or roles in student government, community and religious organizations, sports and athletics, music and art, clubs, and travel, and explain how your interactions with others have, and will continue to contribute to fostering the following values:
    • inclusivity and openness
    • community-minded interconnectivity
    • a curiosity that embraces new ideas and risks change
    • a sustainable approach to living

    For more on TRU’s values and vision visit tru.ca/envision.

    We are looking for both accomplishment and/or altruism. Please describe the nature and duration of each involvement. You do not need to explain or define familiar ongoing programs such as LINK and Leadership class other than noting your level of involvement.

    Essays should be in the range of one to two pages (600 – 1200 words).

General Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Application period: Dec 1 - Mar 1

TRU Undergraduate Entrance Bursaries

Application period: Ongoing

View all TRU Entrance Awards


General Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a first time TRU student who has never previously attended a college or university (except for up to 12 credits on a part-time basis)
  • be entering a TRU campus program of two years or longer
  • meet the minimum academic requirement of an 80% average based on grades in the best four academic Grade 12 courses including English Studies 12

Deadline: March 1

Entrance Scholarship Application

The following six scholarships are covered by a single, general application. Applicants are automatically considered for all six scholarships.

Alvin & Lydia Grunert Entrance Scholarship

1 award valued at $30,000 (over four years, renewable)

The Alvin & Lydia Grunert Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects.


TRU Ambassador's Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 6 awards of up to $22,000 (eight funded semesters over four years of tuition & fees)

The Ambassador's Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects. Students offered this scholarship may also accept the responsibility of student leadership activities during the academic year.


TRU Leadership Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 15 awards of up to $5,000 each (two funded semesters of tuition & fees)

The Leadership Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented exemplary leadership and community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects.


TRU President's Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 15 awards of up to $5,000 each (two funded semesters of tuition & fees)

The TRU President's Entrance Scholarship recognizes student academic excellence based on admission averages in the top four Grade 12 academic courses, including an academic English (the equivalent Grade 11 academic subject will be used in each case where a Grade 12 course is in progress).


TRU Community Engagement Entrance Scholarship

Minimum of 15 awards valued at $2,000 each

The Community Engagement Entrance Scholarship recognizes documented community service combined with solid academic performance based on secondary school averages in the core subjects.


TRU Relocation Entrance Scholarship

15 awards valued at $500 each

These scholarships will be awarded to entrance scholarship recipients who live a significant distance from Kamloops and must re-locate in order to attend TRU. Consideration is automatic and no separate application is required.


TRU Undergraduate Entrance Bursaries

Awards range from $500 to $4,000

TRU has a very limited number of undergraduate entrance bursaries available for resilient students who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and
  • have been admitted to a campus degree or diploma program, and
  • will study full-time (minimum 9 undergraduate credits per term), but
  • will face financial adversity even after accessing student loans & grants.

If you fit that profile, please request an application to be opened for you. Once we have opened an application, you can access the application using myTRU.


TRU Entrance Awards

For a complete listing of all TRU entrance awards, including those applied for through SD#73 high schools, see the TRU Awards Guide. Select "Entrance Awards" in the "when the award is available" drop-down and then click the Continue button.

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