Entrance Scholarships

Trent University is committed to rewarding academic excellence. All students entering with a final admission average of 80% or higher will automatically receive an Entrance Scholarship; no application required.




National Renewable Entrance Scholarships


Trent’s National Entrance Scholarships are available for Canadian students entering an undergraduate program directly from a Canadian secondary school, and for Canadian students transferring from another post-secondary institution.  Applications are not required for the National Entrance Scholarships and they are renewable for up to 4 years of full-time study.


Eligibility Criteria


Secondary Students - Canadian students entering first year at Trent directly from a Canadian secondary school with an admission average of 80% or higher.  


Transfer Students - Students who transfer from another accredited Canadian post-secondary institution (University or College Diploma program), with an admission average of 80% or higher.


Entering Average Maximum Scholarship Potential Details
95%+ $12,000 $3000 x 4 years
90-95% $10,000 $2,500 x 4 years
85-89% $6,000 $1,500 x 4 years
80-84% $4,000 $1,000 x 4 years



  • Transfer from college certificate program
  • Part-time students
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Mature students (e.g. out of high school for more than 2 years)
  • BEd students


Details & Conditions 

  • Admission grade point average for incoming students
    • Ontario High School student’s average is calculated by averaging the top 6 4U or 4M courses; not program specific.
    • Out-of-Province student’s average is based on undergraduate admission requirements.
    • Transfer student’s average is based on the cumulative average from previous institution attended.
  • For an average ending in 0.5 standard rounding principles apply.
  • Final scholarship amounts will be communicated to students by the Financial Aid office.
  • Scholarships can be renewed by maintaining a cumulative average of 80% or above in 5.0 Trent credits per year.
  • Scholarship conditions and values are subject to change.

Review Current Students for 2017-18 scholarship administration and timeline.

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Scholarships for Home Schooled Students

Only students who have objective, third-party grades, will be offered Entrance Scholarships. 

Students who are home schooled may qualify for scholarships if they completed senior secondary school credits and are using 4U/4M, AP or IB marks as a basis for admission.  Students who have written the SAT test will also be considered for scholarships based on the grade translation assessed by the Admissions office. 


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Scholarships for Non-Canadian High School Students


International Scholarships are awarded through the Trent International office.

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