Thompson Rivers University (commonly referred to as TRU) is a public teaching and research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational training. Its main campus is in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and its name comes from the two rivers which converge in Kamloops, the North Thompson and South Thompson. The university has a satellite campus in Williams Lake, BC and a distance education division called TRU-Open Learning. It also has several international partnerships through its TRU World division.
TRU offers 140 on-campus programs and approximately 60 online or distance programs through the Open Learning division, including trades apprenticeships, vocational certificates and diplomas, bachelor's and master's degrees and law.
TRU offers 140 on-campus programs, and about 60 distance or online programs through its Open Learning Division, in the following faculties and schools:
Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
Faculty of Arts
School of Business and Economics
Faculty of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Law
School of Nursing
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Student Development
School of Trades and Technology
Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries
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.
Ongoing scholarships, bursaries and awards
Most students who are awarded an ongoing scholarship, bursary or award are invited to the annual awards ceremony.