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More than 20 student awards and bursaries as well as emergency financial assistance available

Applications are now being accepted for $26,150 in awards and bursaries for students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). Students are encouraged to visit the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships page for full details as eligibility criteria for awards and bursaries vary.

New awards and bursaries this fall

Indigenous students in financial need planning to enrol in the online delivery of Basic Security Training at JIBC can apply for the Blackbird Security Indigenous Bursary, the first bursary for students in this course, thanks to the support of Blackbird Security. 

As well, the first donor-funded award for international students is accepting applications. International students in the Primary Care Paramedic or Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Disaster Management are encouraged to apply for the International Academic Excellence Award.

Wide range of awards and bursaries available

Students in the Certificate in Conflict Resolution – Specialization in Negotiation program can apply for the $1,000 Bob and Barbara Stewart Award. Students in the Family Mediation Certificate program can apply for the Lorne MacLean, QC Bursary

Many general awards and bursaries are also available for JIBC students currently in a certificate, diploma, or degree program of 10 credits or more.

Students have until November 12, 2021 to apply for 22 awards and bursaries. There are awards and bursaries available for students in conflict resolution, emergency management, firefighting, law enforcement and paramedicine. These 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 assist students in financial need, while awards are based on a combination of criteria that may include community involvement and financial need. 

“I encourage JIBC students looking for additional financial support to learn more about what’s available and apply,” said Mary DeMarinis, Registrar and Director of Student Affairs. “All our awards and bursaries supported by our generous donors are there to help our students complete the education and training they need to help realize their commitment to making a difference.”

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 complete list of awards available to JIBC students and information about emergency assistance funding, visit the Financial Aid 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.