Available Awards

The Applied Sustainable Ranching program prepares you for an exciting career with a focus on business strategy, financial management, financing, human resource management, marketing, communications and agritourism.

To help you realize your goals the Applied Sustainable Ranching Program has several specific awards available for students. Thompson Rivers University is an accredited institution and students may be eligible for student loans or qualify under back to work employment programs. Please see the award opportunities below for more information.

There are several opportunities for scholarships, bursaries and awards that students can apply for. More information will be posted here as the awards open up. Please check back with us for updates.

ENTRANCE AWARDS

TRU GRIT entrance award winners

TRU GRIT ENTRANCE AWARDS- extended to August 15, 2017

The deadline for the TRU Grit Entrance Awards has been extended to August 15, 2017. TRU Grit has six awards available of $2000 for full-time students and $1000 for part time students. See the application here Apply to TRU GRIT

BILL FREDING MEMORIAL ENTRANCE AWARD – closes Dec 20, 2017 for the January 2018 Intake

One $5,000 award will be awarded annually to a first year student in the Applied Sustainable Ranching program in memory of Bill Freding, a pioneer in the agriculture industry with a passion for lifelong learning and giving back to the community and industry he loved. The successful recipient will also receive a further $1,000 award from Doug Haughton, also in memory of Bill. Bill Freding had a deep understanding and commitment to the BC beef industry and was always there to lend a hand, provide insight or attend an event. Bill was a strong supporter of developing the local markets and was on the front line when it came to trying new ideas. Bill was very patient and passionate about teaching newcomers to the industry. He was an instigator of fun, learning and innovation.

Submit your application and essay to: Student Awards and Financial Support Email: awards@tru.ca Please enter Bill Freding Memorial Award as the subject line of your email. Emailed applications are required.

Application: Bill Freding Award Application

CARIBOO CHEVROLET BUICK GMC ENTRANCE AWARD: January 2018 Intake

Open to current 4-H members and 4-H alumni

This $5,200 award is open to current 4-H members and 4-H alumni who have been out of 4-H for up to 5 years, in the province of BC who are applying to enter the Applied Ranching Program at the TRU Williams Lake Campus. Preference will be given to members within the Cariboo Region. Applicants will be required to submit a 300-500 word essay outlining why they want to enter the Applied Ranching program at TRU Williams Lake campus. Applicants are encouraged to provide information about themselves and outlining any work done in the 4-H program.

Application: Cariboo GM Award Application

 

General TRU Awards

These awards are for full-time students who have already successfully completed at least one full-time semester at Thompson Rivers University.

The applications for the fall awards open August 1 and close the third Friday in September. The applications for the winter awards open Dec 1- and close the third Friday in January.

To apply for ongoing scholarships and bursaries, all you need to do is sign into your myTRU account. Once you’ve signed in, click on the “Student Resources” tab. On the right-hand side, you will see a box that says “Student Awards and Financial Support.” Under this section, click on the link that says “Award Application.” Fill out the application as completely as you can, it should take about 20 minutes to complete. You are only required to fill out one application to apply for all the awards. To see the awards that are currently available, please visit the Financial Aid and Student Support website: http://www.tru.ca/awards/awards/ongoing-awards.html. You may be required to submit additional information for certain awards (i.e. proof of volunteer work, essay, etc.), but there is a section for you to do this on the myTRU application.

 

INTERIOR SAVINGS BURSARY
Students must be between the ages of 17-24 and be a member of the Interior Savings Credit Union before Feb. 1, 2017.

STUDENT LOANS

In BC: Student Aid BC

In Canada: Canada Student Loan Info

For more information or assistance please contact:

Gillian Watt, BScAg.MBA, Program Coordinator
Applied Sustainable Ranching
www.tru.ca/williamslake
250 319 2367 (c)
gwatt@tru.ca