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Annual Giving

An annual gift is the gift of education for the current and future students here at Trent. Your gift helps support our student’s financial needs through scholarships, awards, and bursaries. As well as help provide them with the services, and programs that will only aid in making the Trent experience as rewarding as possible for every student. Your donation also supports on-campus employment opportunities for Trent students, helping cover living expenses and providing invaluable training and work experience.

MV  1 Van

MV - 1 Accessibility Van

The MV-1 accessibility vehicle helps Trent provide full access to campus facilities for students with disabilities. Donors like you make this purchase possible! Click here to support other Greatest Needs projects at Trent. 

“The use of this vehicle at Trent highlights the University’s commitment to accessibility and wellness, as well as student success and satisfaction,” said Dr. Steven Franklin, former president and vice-chancellor at Trent University. “Trent prides itself on our leadership in accessibility. The introduction of the MV-1 sends the message that Trent recognizes and respects the diverse contributions and needs of members of its community.”

Student Success

Ryan Cole Pursues His Research
Ryan Cole pursues his research

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers support to those with identified disabilities so they can achieve their academic and personal goals.   From note taking to adaptive technologies, SAS is here to help.  

New technology from SAS has allowed legally blind Chemical Physics student, Ryan Cole, to take his own notes as well as conduct vital lab work himself.   A high resolution camera that acts as a powerful electronic magnifier was purchased through a Bursary for Students with Disabilities. It is “quite possibly,my favourite piece of equipment ever” says Mr. Cole. In conjunction with a large monitor, it allows Mr. Cole to keep his hands free to take notes and undertake lab work. "To get a degree in Chemical Physics, I really needed to be able to do certain tasks and lab work on my own. I had a lack of experience with experimental work but this technology opened up a whole new world for me.” Donate now to SAS

Walk Home Program

Trent’s Walk Home Program offers peace of mind. The program provides a safe alternative to walking alone at night and is designed to accompany students, faculty and staff members both on the Symons Campus and downtown at Traill and Champlain College Annex. Many students have made life long friends through volunteering and utilizing the Walk Home service. Donors to the Greatest Needs Fund help support this very successful initiative. To help the Walk Home and other student support programs please click here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship Bursary

Many of our students rely on financial assistance to help them reach their goals. Thanks to generous donors, like you, Trent is able to offer more Scholarships and Bursaries than any other small Canadian university and continually ranks #1 in Maclean’s University Rankings.

Recent graduate, Chanel Christophe, appreciates the generous support he received while at Trent. ”I am well aware that my journey through Trent would not have been possible had it not been for the kind support of donors who pledged their support for students like myself.”

Your donations made a difference. Please support student Scholarships and Bursaries so that more of our students can succeed and reach their goals. Click here to support scholarships and bursaries.




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