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The Press for Progress Award provides financial support for JIBC students in eligible programs, who have contributed to changing the status quo to foster equality and inclusivity through their community involvement.

The award was established in 2018 through funds raised at JIBC’s International Women’s Day event focused on women leading in justice and public safety.  



One award of $1,000 is available annually.


eligibility Criteria
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status;
  • Must be a JIBC student enrolled in an eligible degree, diploma, or certificate program of 10 credits or more.
  • Demonstrated community involvement in which they have actively contributed to changing the status quo to foster equality and inclusivity. This must be supported by a letter of reference.


Application Deadline

Annually there is one application deadline:

  • May 30


Application Process

Download and complete an application form.

Download and complete a referee form.