$2 million for TRU scholarships

February 10, 2009

On Saturday, Alvin Grunert, a retired prison guard, made the largest individual gift to Thompson Rivers University by donating $1.5 million to create endowed scholarships for top students in each of TRU's schools and faculties. Grunert was motivated to make the donation because he was unable to attend university after leaving the family farm in Saskatchewan back in 1943. "If I can step up here and change the world tonight, what will you do tomorrow?" TRU News Release