FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS

TWU and our donors provide a wide range of merit and need-based awards to help support your investment in a TWU education

Merit-Based Awards

Whether you have academic, artistic, or leadership abilities, there are plenty of scholarships available to reward your achievements.

Academic Scholarships

Incoming new and transfer students are automatically assessed for an academic scholarship using grades submitted at the time of admission.  The specific grades used are based on TWU's admissions requirements. Transfer students (27 or more credits attempted) are assessed solely on the cumulative GPA of their previous college(s).  Students can be assessed on final grades upon request.

GPA Requirements for Canadian and International students

Admissions
Average Requirement
*Award Amount
Per Year
Grades (%) GPA (4.0 scale) IB Diploma 120% Course load 100% Course load 80% Course load
President’s
Scholarship
90.0 - 100 3.73 – 4.00 31 + $7,200 $6,000 $4,800
Provost’s
Scholarship
85.0 – 89.9 3.50 – 3.72 29 - 30 $4,800 $4,000 $3,200
Dean’s
Scholarship
73.0 – 84.9 2.80 – 3.49 26 - 28 $2,400 $2,000 $1,600

GPA Requirements for American Students

*Award Amount
Per Year
GPA (4.0 scale) GPA (4.3 scale) 120% Course load 100% Course load 80% Course load
President’s
Scholarship
3.73 – 4.00 4.01 – 4.30 $7,200 $6,000 $4,800
Provost’s
Scholarship
3.50 – 3.72 3.76 – 4.00 $4,800 $4,000 $3,200
Dean’s
Scholarship
3.25 – 3.49 3.49 – 3.75 $2,400 $2,000 $1,600

IB Diploma students: Score of 31+ points qualify for the President’s scholarship, 29-30 points the Provost’s scholarship, and 26-28 points the Dean’s scholarship.

Course load: Academic scholarship amounts are prorated by the number of semester hours (s.h.) enrolled each semester

120% course load = 18 s.h. per semester (about 6 courses) and 36 s.h. per year (about 12 courses)

100% course load = 15 s.h. per semester (about 5 courses) and 30 s.h. per year (about 10 courses)

80% course load = 12 s.h. per semester (about 4 courses) and 24 s.h. per year (about 8 courses)

Leadership Entrance Scholarship - Up to $2,000 (first year only)

Limited scholarships are available to new and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding involvement in their school, community and church. Successful recipients will be invited to interview for the Trinity Western Ambassador program in their first year.  Applications must be received by January 15 (round 1 evaluations) or March 15 (round 2 evaluations). 

Athletic Scholarship

Limited scholarships are available for varsity-level athletes. Contact your coach for more details.

Music Scholarship - $3,000 per year ($12,000 over 4 years)

Limited scholarships available for new and transfer students enrolling as music majors who demonstrate outstanding talent in vocal, instrumental or piano performance. Recipients are selected by the music department. Application and music recordings must be received by March 15.  View scholarship details

Theatre Scholarship  - $2,000 per year ($8,000 over 4 years)

Limited scholarships available to new and transfer students enrolling as theatre or acting majors who demonstrate outstanding talent and intend to contribute to the TWU community through involvement in theatre. Recipients are selected by the theatre department. Application and audition recordings must be received by March 15.  View scholarship details

Need-Based Awards

Need-based awards are reserved for students who demonstrate financial need as determined by TWU’s Need Assessment or the FAFSA (for American students).

TWU Grant - up to $5,500 per year

Need-based award funding is available to Canadian and U.S. students who demonstrate financial need.  Eligibility is determined by completing the TWU need assessment or the FAFSA (for American students). Please note: Varsity level athletes are not eligible for this grant.

Endowment Awards – varies by award

Especially meaningful, endowment awards are established and funded by donors of the university. Each award has unique criteria, although the majority of awards are reserved for students who demonstrate financial need. Application must be received by March 15.

View complete list of endowment awards

Campus Employment

Commonly referred to work-study, working on campus is a great way to build your resume and help pay for school.  Over 300 positions are available. Most students work 5-10 hours per week depending on class schedule and workload.

Church Matching Grant – up to $4,000 per year

TWU will match up to $2,000 of church support for students who demonstrate financial need. Eligibility is determined by completing the TWU need assessment or the FAFSA (for American students). 

2018-19 Church Matching Grant Application