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TRU Foundation dispenses $475,000

Thompson Rivers University awarded close to a half-million dollars to students at its Annual Foundation Awards Ceremony on Nov. 22.

In total, $474,600 was given out as bursaries and scholarships to 497 students at the ceremony.

“For 30 years, the TRU Foundation has been supporting students and the university,” TRU Foundation board member Les Consenheim said.

“During this time, the foundation through the generosity of our donors has built an endowment portfolio for student assistance of $11.4 million dollars.  Last year the Foundation raised $3.2 million dollars for students, buildings and programs at TRU.”

Although Nov. 22 event is the university’s largest award ceremony, it is not the only one.

Awards are handed out throughout the year at several smaller ceremonies, including one on Dec. 13 at TRU’s campus in Williams Lake.

Some of the new awards handed out this year were:

• Mel Rothenburger Journalism Award; $500

• Yoshie Ozawa & Ron Watson International Scholarship: $500 x 2

• ESL Award; $1,000

• Subway Bursary; $1,000

• Robert Dziekanski Scholarship; $800

• Kamloops Senior Citizens’ Housing; $2,400

• Wiseman Family Scholarship; $1,000


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