Many businesses, associations and organizations offer awards, bursaries and scholarships that provide additional financing solutions for JIBC students.

Funds from external institutions are not administered by JIBC, and JIBC is not involved in the application and selection process. If you consider applying, read the criteria carefully.


External Awards Search Tools

Scholarships Canada
Search through an extensive database of bursaries, grants and scholarships.

Offering free scholarship matching and peer-to-peer support for your life as a student.


Community Health Retraining Fund
Open to workers who fall under the Community Health subsector who have been laid off, displaced or are looking to upgrade their skills towards another job within the Community Health subsector.

Health Officers Council of British Columbia
Bursaries for qualified students who are or who wish to engage in post-graduate study in a field of Public or Community Health Practice within any recognized discipline.


Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Scholarship
Scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially-sighted post-secondary students.

Canadian Mental Health Association several awards are available each year to BC post-secondary students who live with mental illness or addition.

Disability Awards
Database to connect you to hundreds of awards, bursaries and scholarships for post-secondary students in Canada with disabilities.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Equity Awards
NEADS runs two scholarship programs: the $3,000 NEADS National Student Awards Program and the $1,000 Holly Bartlett Memorial Award. These programs support students with disabilities in undergraduate university, graduate university and college and CEGEP level programs.


ASIS Foundation
A non-profit organization that advances the security profession worldwide by funding leading-edge research, education, and training.

Canadian Forces - Paid Education Plan
Reimbursements to JIBC students enrolled in the Advanced Care Paramedic program and actively serving in the Canadian Forces.

Dean Larivee Memorial Bursary
The BCFTOA awards one or more $500 bursaries to the son, daughter or grandchild of an active member of a participating fire department.

National Fire Protection Association
NFPA has a number of grants and awards available related to fire safety.


BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries
BC Hydro has developed scholarships for Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit students who are residents of BC and are enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary program.

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards
Open to all Indigenous Canadians who have been out of school for at least one year, and have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have been back at school for at least one full year.

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
A searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others.

Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in remote communities, rural areas and urban centres across Canada.

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
Offers three award programs for students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous -- First Nations (status or non-status), Métis or Inuit.

Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship
For students interested in pursuing a career in federal, provincial, local government or First Nations administration and policy studies to pursue post-secondary opportunities.

Learning Communities
Various scholarships and bursaries for Canadian resident First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit students who are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

RBC Indigenous Student Awards
Launched in 1992 to assist Indigenous students in completing post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Indigenous community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.


AFABC Youth Bursary 
Established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.

Beedie Luminaries 
Offers financial support to promising British Columbia students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, applying to BC public post-secondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and trade schools.

BCGEU Scholarships
For dependents of BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members.

Bob Baxter E.M.S.Education Bursary 
BCAS 10-7 Association Society is offering a bursary $500 to any qualified student accepted in to any training program resulting in qualification in any level of pre-hospital care within BCEHS. 

Carson Smith Bursary

Chinese Government Scholarship Program
The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for eligible British Columbia (B.C.) students to study abroad.

CICAN Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program - this fund aims to provide financial support to college and institute students who demonstrate financial need. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference. 

Columbia Institute Scholarships
For working people / mature students returning to the classroom for re-training and skills upgrading.

Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia
Bursaries for students based on financial need.

Dr. Peter M. Ransford Education Bursary

Federation of Community Social Services of BC Youth Education Bursary
Supports young people 25 or younger who either are or have been in care and who want to pursue post-secondary education towards a career in human social services.

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
Provides scholarships and financial awards to help BC post-secondary students achieve their educational goals.

Loran Award
Granted to talented young Canadians on the basis of character, service and leadership potential, it includes four years of funding for undergraduate studies and a comprehensive enrichment program.

Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship
Scholarships for eligible students who demonstrate both excellent academic performance and involvement in community volunteer programs.

National Police Federation Benevolent Foundation: For post-secondary students apply to our bursaries in a field relative to public safety.

Nikkei Place Foundation 
Bursaries available for student athletes of Japanese Heritage.

​​​​​​Overwaitea Food Group Diversity Scholarship
Ten scholarships valued at $1,000 each to individuals who have played a significant role in supporting and promoting diversity in their school and/or community.

Prospera Educational Awards Program
Annual awards to Prospera Credit Union members totalling more than $20,000 each year.

Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
Bursaries for individuals who are over the age of 19 and have been permanent wards of the Superintendent of Family and Child Service in the Ministry of Social Services and Housing (or its successors), and who meet the criteria deemed appropriate by the Trustee.

Road Accident Scholarship
League and Williams Law offers one $1,000 scholarship annually to an individual who is pursuing post-secondary training in Canada and who has had their career or education plans derailed by a road accident.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
A national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness and who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Seniorszen Scholarship grants $500 Scholarship each year to Canadian students to help them in pursuing their educational goals. This initiative increases the connection between youth and senior citizens.

Start Proud
Committed to recognizing excellence in Canada's LGBTQA+ community and to providing students with resources to help achieve their goals.

Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program
An annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools.

Veterans Affairs Canada Education and Training Benefit
An education and training benefit for honourably-released members of the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular Forces or Reserves).

Youth educational assistance fund for former youth in care
Provides grants of up to $5,500 per program year to former BC youth in care who are students between 19 and 24 years of age. Students may receive a maximum of four grants.

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