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

Applications are now being accepted for more than $24,000 in awards and bursaries for students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

Students have until October 30 to apply for 20 awards and bursaries available, including three new awards and one bursary this fall. JIBC students studying in a range of academic programs can apply, including those in law enforcement studies, firefighting, emergency management, paramedicine, conflict resolution and family mediation.

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 fall, this includes the Bernie Magnan Award, the Segal Family Award and the Segal Family Bursary open to any student in a JIBC certificate, diploma, degree or graduate certificate program of 10 credits or more; and the MDC Law Enforcement Education Award for a student in the full-time Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program usually delivered on campus.

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 awards supported by donors help recipients pay for their education costs, focus more on school, and provide encouragement as they pursue their education and career goals,” said Tracy Campbell, Director of JIBC’s Office of Development, and Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation. “Our donors recognize the critical role JIBC plays in educating and training B.C.’s justice and public safety professionals and awards are an important way they support JIBC students.”

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.

About the Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

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.