FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS

We know finances can be a major factor in choosing a university.  Trinity Western’s financial aid program includes merit and need-based aid. About 97% of our students receive some form of financial aid, so take a look and see what opportunities are available for you. 

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS - $1,600 to $7,200 Per Year

These scholarships recognize students for their academic achievements and contribution to the Trinity Western community.

Award amount per year

80% Course load 100% course load 120% cours load
President’s
Scholarship
$4,800 $6,000 $7,200
Provost’s
Scholarship
$3,200 $4,000 $4,800
Dean’s
Scholarship
$1,600 $2,000 $2,400

Academic scholarship amounts are prorated by the number of credits enrolled each semester

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

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

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

Note: Varsity student-athletes typically enrol in an 80% course load over 5 years.

Eligibility

Incoming new and transfer students: Eligibility for an academic scholarship is based on the specific courses used to determine admission to the university.  Students will be notified of their scholarship in their acceptance letter.

Returning students: Eligibility for an academic scholarship is based on the cumulative GPA from credits earned at TWU upon the conclusion of the academic year.  Refer here for academic requirements for students who entered TWU prior to the 2019-20 academic year.

academic requirements

INCOMING CANADIAN AND NON-U.S. STUDENTS INCOMING U.S. STUDENTS INCOMING IB DIPLOMA STUDENTS RETURNING STUDENTS
High School (%) GPA (4.00 Scale) GPA (4.30 Scale) GPA (4.00 Scale) GPA (4.30 Scale) IB Points GPA (4.30 Scale)
President’s Scholarship 90.0 - 100 3.73 – 4.00 4.01 – 4.30 3.73 – 4.00 4.01 – 4.30 31+ 3.70 – 4.30
Provost’s Scholarship 85.0 – 89.9 3.50 – 3.72 3.76 – 4.00 3.50 – 3.72 3.76 – 4.00 29 - 30 3.30 – 3.69
Dean’s Scholarship 73.0 – 84.9 2.80 – 3.49 3.00 – 3.75 3.25 – 3.49 3.49 – 3.75 26 - 28 3.00 – 3.29

Apply

Incoming new and transfer students: Complete the admissions application and submit all required documents

Returning students: Apply for an academic scholarship.

TRINITY WESTERN FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000 One Time Award

This scholarship is in honor of the founders of Trinity Western University, whose vision and perseverance helped established Canada’s first Christian university. The Founder’s Scholarship recognizes ten outstanding students who exemplify the mission of TWU through academic achievement, exemplary character, and a desire to serve God and impact the community around them.  

Eligibility

Students must be entering TWU directly from high school with a minimum admissions average of 85% or 3.50 GPA using 4.0 GPA scale

Students must have demonstrated significant achievements through leadership, extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities

Apply

Application and supporting documentation must be received by April 1

MUSICAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – Up to $3,000 Per Year

Limited scholarships are available to incoming new and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding talent in vocal, instrumental or piano performance.  Recipients will be selected by the faculty from the Department of Music. See Musical Arts Scholarship page for additional information.

Eligibility

Students must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music. For renewal, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and participate in private lessons with principal instrument and a large ensemble (for singers, one of the choirs; for most instrumentalists, the concert band; for string players the orchestra) in each semester.  Beginning in the second year, students must participate in a small ensemble (vocal or instrumental, as deemed appropriate) for all remaining semesters of the award.

Apply

Application and audition materials must be received by March 15.

THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP - $2,000 PER YEAR

Limited scholarships are available to incoming new and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding talent in various aspects of theatre including acting, playwriting, and/or stage management.  Recipients will be selected by the faculty from the Department of Theatre. See Theatre Scholarship page for additional information.

Eligibility

Students must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. For renewal, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, be actively involved in theatre productions in each semester, and demonstrate commitment and leadership within the theatre program.

Apply

Application and supporting documents must be received by March 15.

RAISEME MICROSCHOLARSHIPS (AMOUNT VARIES)

Through RaiseMe, high school students in the Unites States can earn micro-scholarships toward TWU for their accomplishments and achievements throughout high school – as early as the ninth grade.  Scholarships awarded by TWU on RaiseMe represent the guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship and aid you will receive in you TWU financial aid package. 

To start, create an account on RaiseMe and complete your profile in you senior year before March 15.

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP (AMOUNT VARIES)

TWU offers athletic financial awards to student-athletes who are on the competition roster of a TWU Spartan’s varsity team.  Recipients are selected by the TWU Athletics department. Athletic financial awards will be administered in accordance to all Canadian University Sports (U Sports) regulations.  Note: Incoming students who are entering TWU from high school must attain an 80% average on the courses used to determine admission to be eligible for an athletic scholarship.  If the academic requirement is not met, the athletic scholarship will be put on hold until the student has completed a minimum of 18 credits at TWU with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

For more information about our TWU Spartan’s varsity teams, visit gospartans.ca

TWU GRANT (AMOUNT VARIES)

TWU provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.  The TWU Grant is generally the final component of a financial aid package, supplementing remaining need after other institutional scholarships have been applied.

Eligibility

Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.

Students must demonstrate financial need as assessed by the Financial Aid Office.

Apply

Complete the Financial Need Assessment.  We recommend submitting the assessment by March 15 for maximum award consideration.

ENDOWMENT AWARDS (AMOUNT VARIES)

Endowment awards are established by donors of the university and are based on a variety of criteria including financial need, academic program, and many other student characteristics.

See full listing of endowment awards. Use drop down box to refine search. Select New/Transfer to see awards for incoming students or select Returning to view awards for current students. Please note that the awards and amounts are subject to change year-to-year.

Eligibility

Although most Endowment awards are reserved for returning students, there are specific awards available to incoming students as well. Recipients are selected based on the student’s match with the donor’s award criteria.

Apply

Both Financial Need Assessment and Endowment Award application must be completed by March 15 to receive priority.  Endowment applications received after March 15 will be considered depending on the availability of awards.

CHURCH MATCHING GRANT – UP TO $2,000 PER YEAR

TWU will match up to $2,000 of church sponsorship for students who demonstrate financial need. 

Eligibility

Students must demonstrate financial need as assessed by the Financial Aid Office

Students must receive financial support from a church

Apply

Complete the Financial Need Assessment

Complete the Church Matching Grant Application or the EFCC Prairie District Church Matching Grant.

The church sponsorship cheque must be written out to Trinity Western University and attached to the application.

Deadline

Application and check should be received by October 1 for students enrolled for the full-year or fall semester only or February 1 for students enrolled in the spring semester only.

SOUTHERN ALBERTA BIBLE CAMP MATCHING GRANT – UP TO $2,000 PER YEAR

TWU will match up to $2,000 of sponsorship from Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC) for students who demonstrate financial need. 

Eligibility

Students must demonstrate financial need as assessed by the Financial Aid Office.

Students must receive financial support from SABC.

Apply

Complete the Financial Need Assessment and the SABC Matching Grant Application

The sponsorship cheque must be written out to Trinity Western University and attached to the SABC Matching Grant application.

Deadline

Application and check should be received by October 1 for students enrolled for the full-year or fall semester only or February 1 for students enrolled in the spring semester only.

MUSKOKA WOODS GRANT – UP TO $2,000 PER YEAR

The Muskoka Woods Grant is available to students who have served as summer staff at Muskoka Woods. 

Eligibility

Students must demonstrate financial need as assessed by the Financial Aid Office.

Students must have served the summer previous to beginning studies at TWU.

Apply

Complete the Financial Need Assessment and Muskoka Woods Grant Application

Deadline

The Muskoka Woods Grant application must be received by September 15 for students enrolled for the full-year or fall semester only or December 1 for students enrolled in the spring semester only.

The financial aid & awards listed on this page apply to students enrolled full-time in traditional undergraduate degree programs.  Note the Adult Degree Completion program, the U1 Program, and English training programs are not eligible.