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More than 20 student awards, bursaries and emergency financial assistance available this summer

Applications are now being accepted for $25,400 in awards and bursaries for students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

This summer, a new bursary is available for Indigenous students in financial need planning to enrol in the online delivery of Basic Security Training at JIBC, thanks to the support of Blackbird Security. The Blackbird Security Indigenous Bursary is the first bursary for students in this course.

Students in the Emergency Management Certificate, Diploma in Emergency and Security Management, and Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies can apply for the Steven Bibby Memorial Award, which was established in honour of the provincial leader in emergency management who passed away last summer. While students in the Certificate in Conflict Resolution – Specialization in Negotiation can apply for the $1,000 Bob and Barbara Stewart Award.

Students have until June 30 to apply for 21 awards and bursaries available. JIBC students studying in a range of academic programs can apply, including those in conflict resolution, emergency management, firefighting, law enforcement studies, and paramedicine. A number of general awards are also available for current JIBC students in a certificate, diploma or degree program of 10 credits or more. 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).

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.

"I’m always inspired by the commitment JIBC students have towards their education and training,” said Mary DeMarinis, Registrar and Director of Student Affairs. “These awards provide important support for students as they prepare for roles and careers that make a difference each and every day.”

Emergency financial assistance for students

Eligible domestic 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.


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.