Other Financial Assistance
It’s important to consider all options for financial assistance. There are plenty of opportunities to help offset the cost of your education.
Student Life Leadership Grants: There are leadership roles available for 2nd year students and higher. Leadership grant amounts are based on time commitment and responsibilities (up to $5,000).
Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships: There are student research positions available for the summer months (up to $9,300).
External scholarships: High schools, banks/credit unions, foundations, community agencies, clubs and associations are good places to start looking for external scholarships. View our list of external scholarships.
Family contribution: Whether it’s savings from your parents, a Christmas gift from your grandparents, or gas money for your car – family support can make a big difference.
Church contribution: Your church may be willing to support you through a scholarship or a special offering. If this is a possibility, look into TWU’s Church Matching Grant Program!
Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP): If you or your parents have an RESP, contact the provider for details on how to release the funds. Usually the provider pays in equal portions per academic year.
On or off-campus employment: Working part-time while you study can be a great way to build your resume and help pay for school. TWU provides over 350 on-campus employment opportunities for full-time students with financial need.
Summer employment: As a TWU student, your summers will be four months long! If you worked 40 hours per week at $13.85 per hour, you could make just over $8,000 over the summer.
Sponsorship: If you’re a Canadian Aboriginal student, you may be eligible for sponsorship through First Nations band funding, Metis organizations, Inuit organizations, Indspire and Indigenous Services Canada. Indigenous students interested to become engineers or architects may also be eligible to apply for the ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ education fund.
Veteran Affairs: If you or your parents served in the U.S. Military, you may be eligible for VA benefits. See www.va.gov for more information
We recommend exploring scholarship opportunities offered by external organizations. A good starting point is with your high school guidance counselor. Other organizations that may offer scholarships are clubs, associations, community agencies and ethnic community groups.
Additional scholarship opportunities are posted on our scholarship board in the Mattson Centre.