TRU announces new resiliency fund for first-year students

New fund for TRU students

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is offering new bursaries and awards for first-year students pursuing their post-secondary studies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university plans to raise $50,000 to provide up to 100 first-year students with added tuition through the First-Year Student Resiliency Fund, according to a news release.

The TRU Foundation is matching the $25,000 donated to the fund and the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, Dr. Airini, is contributing an additional $10,000.

"One thing I’ve learned from living in Kamloops is that we give however we can and together, our help adds up to something big," says Airini in the release. "COVID-19 has affected so many in our communities. TRU offers one way forward, preparing students to be active community members and genuine leaders. If there was ever a time to recognize the potential and resilience of our future students, it is now. We don’t want their pace to slow.”

Anyone is welcome to contribute to the fund by clicking here.

Donations must be made by Aug. 31 for the fall term intake.

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