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External Funding

There are many possible awards, scholarships, and bursaries available to TRU students through organizations external to Thompson Rivers University. Below is a list of several external award search engines to start you on your own search.

External award search engines

Scholarships Canada

  • Free scholarship matching service to help students realize their dreams.

  • Preparing Canadian students and their parents for college and university.

University Study 

  • Universities Canada scholarship matching service for students planning to study in Canada. For domestic and international students.

Government of Canada Student Financial Assistance

  • Information source for student loans, grants, and scholarships available for specified disciplines.

Service BC

  • Provincial scholarships program information for students graduating from high school.

Disability Awards

  • Scholarship information for students with disabilities.

School District #73

  • Connecting students to their futures in the Kamloops-Thompson region, provides information on BC student awards and scholarships.

Student Aid BC

  • Scholarship tips and help for BC students to plan their post-secondary education.

Student Scholarships

  • Scholarship matching service for students in North America.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of students only. While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and completeness, Thompson Rivers University accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided and no responsibility for the content of the linked, non-Thompson Rivers University websites. Students should independently confirm competition details and closing dates by consulting the relevant websites directly.

Your bank likely offers student lines of credit, and some have interactive calculators that help you figure out how much you need to borrow and how long it will take to repay it.

Bank Line-of-Credit Information

I am receiving an external award. How do I get the funds?

Most external awards include a letter outlining what steps you need to take to have the funds released. 

  • Any forms to be filled out by the institution should be emailed (as a PDF file) to or bring the originals to the Student Awards & Financial Aid office in OM1629.
  • For a Confirmation of Enrolment letter provided by the institution, email with your request and any instructions. 
Completed forms will be sent back to the donor for the funds to be released. External funds that are sent to TRU are applied directly to your student account to reduce the amount of fees owing. Unless otherwise specified, once your student account balance is paid, remaining funds are issued as a cheque and mailed to your current mailing address on file. It is important to make sure your current mailing address is up to date.
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