Funding Your Education
Thompson Rivers University, through the work of our Foundation and volunteers, and the generosity of thousands of individuals, businesses and community organizations, is able to offer hundreds of awards worth over a million dollars each year to TRU students.
Scholarships and awards
Undergraduate entrance scholarships are open to students who have never attended a post-secondary institution (with the exception of up to 12 transferable undergraduate credits completed on a part-time basis). Applicants must be planning to graduate from TRU with a degree or two year diploma, and must enroll in at least 12 undergraduate credits (four courses) per term.Learn more at Student Awards
For students with previous post-secondary education, a TRU Transfer Scholarship of $3,000 may be available.Learn more at Student Awards
Ongoing scholarships, bursaries & awards
More than 500 scholarships, bursaries, awards and prizes are available to students who have completed at least one semester of studies at TRU.Learn more at Student Awards
of scholarship offers of $1000+ are made to students with an 85% average or higher
Student loans and grants
In Canada, student financial assistance is available from the federal and provincial/territorial governments. However, all applications for assistance are made through the province of which you are considered a resident.
There are two main forms of assistance available: loans and grants. Student loans must be paid back with interest, whereas grants, do not need to be repaid as long as eligibility is maintained.
Benefits of government student assistance
- Interest free while you are a full-time student
- No payments required while you are a full-time student
- You do not need to have a co-signer or collateral
- A portion of your loan may be forgiven
- You may also be considered for non-repayable funding such grants and bursaries
- An interest relief safety net is available if you encounter financial hardship during repayment.
Worried about money?
For the 2020-2021 school year, the federal government has significantly expanded grants and loans and made them easier to access.Emergency Funding