JIBC General Student Bursary

Procedure Number: 
Policy Number: 
Vice-President, Academic
Vice President, Academic
August 9, 2015
Last Amended: 
March 26, 2014
March 26, 2015
Procedure Statement: 


JIBC recognizes the personal and financial commitment students make to pursue their educational goals. The bursary program provides financial assistance to applicants who primarily demonstrate unmet financial need during their period of study. Bursaries are intended to offset the costs of tuition and mandatory fees.

These procedures apply to any student who is registered in a JIBC program of 10 credits or more within a 12 month period. 


The JIBC General Student Bursary is offered in denominations of $1,000, $1,500, and $2,000. Bursary amounts awarded will not exceed 60% of tuition for a student’s program of study and are awarded directly to tuition accounts.

Administration of JIBC Bursaries

The Bursary Selection Committee allocates all bursaries.  The selection committee consists of:

  1. Registrar or Delegate
  2. Financial Aid and Awards Officer
  3. One representative from each of two program areas (two year terms)

The Financial Aid Office and the Registrar’s Office provide administrative support for the JIBC Bursaries Program and disperse funds in conjunction with Finance.

Bursaries are adjudicated and disbursed three times in the year.  Students must apply for the award in the period immediately prior to the semester for which they will be enrolled.  Students can reapply for the bursary if their situation changes and they are not able to attend their program as planned.  Bursaries are awarded in the following months:

  • December for courses that start between Jan and April
  • April for courses that start between May and August
  • August for courses that start between September and December

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the JIBC General Student Bursary, applicants are encouraged to meet the bursary deadline prior to the start of their program. If applicants are unable to attend their anticipated course they are welcome to apply again for their active enrolment dates.  Students can apply for the JIBC bursary once in every calendar year. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status.
  • Must be eligible for and/or enrolled in a full or part-time JIBC program worth a minimum of ten credits. Applicants may apply for a JIBC general student bursary pending acceptance into a JIBC program.
  • Must demonstrate financial need not met by other available sources of funding including student loans, grants, sponsorship, work income etc.
  • Must not be in receipt of other scholarships or bursaries administered by the Justice Institute.  
  • Must document financial need by completing the JIBC general student bursary application form and signing the declaration. Supporting documentation may be requested to verify information contained in the application form.
  • Application form is available through the website for Financial Aid and Awards.

Last updated March 2, 2016