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Trent University Offers Free Tuition for Students with an Entering Average of 90%+


New Recruitment Incentive Designed to Attract Best and Brightest Students to Trent

Thursday, March 19, 2009, Peterborough

Trent University has announced an exciting new incentive program, offering free tuition for first-year students with an entering average of 90% or higher, to recruit the best and brightest young students.

Eligible students will receive a $5,000 scholarship, equivalent to the cost of tuition, if they accept their offer of admission to Trent for the fall.

"Given the economic challenges facing Canadian families, we feel that this will be a good incentive to assist top high school scholars pay for their costs of the education,” said Christopher Michael, Trent University registrar and director of Institutional Research.

To qualify, students must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, who is attending a post-secondary institution for the first time, directly from a Canadian high school, and entering with an average of 90% and above for the 2009-10 academic year. Students must also be registering at Trent with a full course load of at least five credits.

The scholarship is renewable. If students maintain an average of at least 80% in five full credits, or equivalent, each year they are at Trent, they could be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in scholarships over four years.

For more information, including a chart of available scholarships, please visit Trent’s Free Tuition website at www.trentu.ca/freetuition/ or contact the Financial Aid Office at Trent by e-mail at financialaid@trentu.ca or by phone at 705-748-1524.


For more information, please contact:

Christopher Michael, University Registrar and Director of Institutional Research, (705) 748-1011 x7752