Named last year as Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) largest corporate donor, Trans Mountain distributed its first scholarships to seven deserving students at a Donor Awards event held last month at the Kamloops, BC campus. At the event, the award recipients had the opportunity to meet Trans Mountain representatives who attended the event to present cheques to the students and learn more about their studies.

Part of a larger Community Benefit Agreement signed with the University in 2015, Trans Mountain committed to contributing $500,000 over 20 years towards annual awards for students in Trades, Social Work and Applied Research programs, and the Environmental Science graduate program.

Trans Mountain will also receive naming rights to a classroom in the Trades and Technology Building at a later date. The annual scholarships support the growing need for more access to education in BC’s Interior.

Along with investing in TRU, Trans Mountain is also supporting other educational institutions and has signed agreements with Camosun College and the Coquitlam Foundation. 

The following awards were distributed to TRU students in 2018.

  • Trans Mountain Environmental Science Award
  • Trans Mountain Applied Research Award
  • Trans Mountain Trades Bursary
  • Trans Mountain Trades Bursary
  • Trans Mountain Trades Bursary
  • Trans Mountain Social Work and Human Services Bursary
  • Trans Mountain Social Work and Human Services Bursary