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Graduate Awards & Bursaries

Remember - For awards below that require references and transcripts, those must be sent as a PDF to studentresearch@tru.ca.

Letters of support must be emailed directly by the referee. The paper original is not required.
Mailed forms must be received by the deadline.

Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award

Application period: Jun - Aug

Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Award

Application period: Apr - Jun

BC Graduate Scholarships

Application period: Sep - Dec

TRU MBA Entrance Award

Application period: Year round

Graduate Bursaries

Application period: Apr - May

Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award

8 awards valued at $6,600 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be entering first or second year of a full-time campus-based graduate studies program

Deadline: August 15

The Ken Lepin Graduate Student Awards will be given based on outstanding academic achievement in prior course work and research. The selection will also take into account leadership activities and active involvement in the university community. Preference in descending order to students who are from the Kamloops region, are from British Columbia, and who attended TRU for their undergraduate degree. At least one award will be given to a student in the Master of Nursing program.

Complete all sections of the Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award Application including:

  1. A personal statement (in the online application - not to exceed 300 words) indicating leadership activities and academic goals. Areas of leadership or involvement can include student government, volunteer positions, community and religious organizations, sports and athletics, music and art, clubs, and any activity that has developed you as a person and has meaningfully impacted others
  2. A letter of support from an academic or business reference (emailed as PDF - not to exceed 200 words)
  3. Your curriculum vitae and official transcripts (emailed as PDF)

Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Award

8 awards valued at $6000 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be entering first year of full-time graduate studies in a Master of Science in Environmental Science, Master of Education, or Master of Science in Data Science program

Deadline: June 1

The Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Awards will be given based on outstanding academic achievement in prior course work and research. The selection will also take into account leadership activities.

Complete all sections of the Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Award Application including:

  1. A personal statement (in the online application - not to exceed 300 words) indicating leadership activities and academic goals. Areas of leadership or involvement can include student government, volunteer positions, community and religious organizations, sports and athletics, music and art, clubs, and any activity that has developed you as a person and has meaningfully impacted others
  2. A letter of support from an academic or business reference (emailed as PDF - not to exceed 200 words)
  3. Your curriculum vitae and official transcripts (emailed as PDF)

BC Graduate Scholarships

4 awards valued at $17,500 each

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be entering first or second year of a full-time campus-based graduate studies program (with an emphasis on first year)
  • demonstrate academic excellence

Deadline: December 1

BC Graduate Scholarships are given to the best and brightest graduate students who are leaders in their fields. Eligible graduate programs will be research intensive and professional with emphasis, but not exclusive, focus on disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.

Complete all sections of the PDF BC Graduate Scholarship application and attach:

  1. A letter of support from an academic reference (emailed as PDF - not to exceed 200 words)
  2. Your curriculum vitae and official transcripts (emailed as PDF)

TRU MBA Entrance Award

Up to 15 awards per year

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration program
  • enrol in a full-time course load

The TRU MBA Entrance Awards do not require a separate application - awards will be given to program applicants who show exceptional promise for success in and after their MBA studies. Recipients will be selected based on their admission application to the MBA program and will be notified by the program at the time of acceptance.


Graduate Bursaries

It is expected that students applying for bursaries will first access government student loans and grants before applying for other funding.
Drs. Anne and Roland Neave Nurse Practitioner Fund

3 Entrance Bursaries

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be admitted to the first year of the Masters Of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Preference to students who
  • enrol in a full-time course load
  • demonstrate financial need via the standardized assessment in the online application

Deadline: May 31

Funds available to 3 full time students in the Masters of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program. Amount to cover the cost of one year tuition and is renewable for the second year of the program if the student remains in good academic standing.

Complete all sections of the online Graduate Bursary application located in the myTRU student portal under the Awards & Financial Aid heading.


Charles & Jean Whittaker Memorial Nurse Practitioner Bursary

1 Entrance Bursary

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be admitted to the first year of the Masters Of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Program Preference to students who
  • are enrolled in a full-time course load
  • demonstrate financial need via the standardized assessment in the online application

Deadline: May 31

Bursary available to a student in the Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program with preference to a full time student. Award to cover the cost of one year tuition. Award is renewable for the second year (or third year if part-time) of the program if the student remains in good academic standing.

Complete all sections of the online Graduate Bursary application located in the myTRU student portal under the Awards & Financial Aid heading.


Dr. Lloyd Nixon Memorial Nurse Practitioner Bursary

1 Entrance Bursary

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be admitted to the first year of the Masters Of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Program
  • enrol in a full-time course load
  • demonstrate financial need via the standardized assessment in the online application

Deadline: May 31

Bursary of $2000 available to a student entering the nurse practitioner program who demonstrates financial need. Preference to a student from the Kamloops region and additional preference to a single parent.

Complete all sections of the online Graduate Bursary application located in the myTRU student portal under the Awards & Financial Aid heading.


Limited High-Need In-course Bursaries

Limited number of varying bursary amounts.

Eligibility
To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled in a full-time graduate program
  • demonstrate financial need via the standardized assessment in the online application

Deadline: May 31

A limited number of bursaries in varying amounts available to full-time graduate students who demonstrate high financial need.

Complete all sections of the online Graduate Bursary application located in the myTRU student portal under the Awards & Financial Aid heading.

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