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A variety of student awards, bursaries and emergency financial assistance available to students

Applications are now being accepted for $19,000 in awards and bursaries for students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

Students have until March 1 to apply for 14 awards and bursaries available. JIBC students studying in a range of academic programs can apply, including those in conflict resolution, emergency management, family mediation, firefighting, law enforcement studies, and paramedicine.

The awards and bursaries have been funded thanks to the generous support of donors to The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation). This winter, it includes the Steven Bibby Memorial Award, which was established recently in honour of the provincial leader in emergency management who passed away last summer. Students in the Family Mediation Certificate program can also apply for the $1,000 Lorne MacLean, QC Bursary, and students in the Certificate in Conflict Resolution – Specialization in Negotiation can apply for the $1,000 Bob and Barbara Stewart Award.

There are a number of bursaries available for students enrolled in an eligible certificate, diploma, or degree program of 10 credits or more. Bursaries provide assistance to students in financial need, while awards are based on a combination of criteria that may include community involvement and financial need. For detailed information on specific award criteria and the application process, visit the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships page.

“Student financial support is needed more than ever right now,” said Tracy Campbell, Director of JIBC’s Office of Development, and Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation. “My sincere thanks to our generous donors for their response and for reinforcing JIBC’s critical role in training and educating those who will support and protect the well-being of others.”

Emergency financial assistance for students

JIBC students who have an unexpected financial need due to unforeseen circumstances can apply for emergency assistance funding. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For the full list of awards available to JIBC students and information about emergency assistance funding, visit the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships page

For information about donating to student awards or the JIBC Emergency Assistance Fund, please contact The JIBC Foundation or to donate, visit the Make Your Gift page.


For more than 25 years, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning, and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student financial support in the form of awards and bursaries, highly specialized training equipment and technology, and funding for innovative new initiatives. The JIBC Foundation is proud to be building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.


Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.