Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award

The purpose of the Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award is to provide support for students in the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) or Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) programs to participate in an established JIBC international learning exchange experience (i.e, LESD International Exchange with the Waterford Institute of Technology and BLES International Exchange with the University of Portsmouth).   


The Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award will be one award annually of $4,000.

Proudly supported by the Peter & Joanne Brown Foundation and through The JIBC Foundation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada for at least one year.
  • Applicants have not previously received a Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award or One World International Scholarship (LESD students applying as BLES applicants)
  • Enrollment in the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) or Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) programs. Preference to students currently enrolled in their second year of studies for LESD applicants only.  
  • Demonstrate academic excellence (minimum B average in cumulative GPA and a minimum B average in required English courses).
  • Demonstrate commitment to the international learning experience
  • A letter of recommendation outlining participation in extracurricular activities, and capacity for representing JIBC and Canada as an ambassador will be considered.
  • Students are encouraged to apply to more than one international exchange award (i.e. Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) or Bachelor of Law Enforcement Students (BLES) International Exchange Scholarship and/or Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award); however, selected recipients will be limited to one international exchange award allocation. Multiple Exchange Scholarships cannot be combined.


Annually there is one application deadline:

  • March 31

Application Process

  • Download an application form for completion.
  • Download the reference form.
  • An unofficial transcript to provide proof of academic performance.
  • A letter outlining personal goals and community/school involvement.
  • Applicants must write a 1,000 word essay comprising a minimum of 4 references, on one of 3 topics "The pros and cons why the Garda Síochána remains unarmed" or "The Impact of Brexit on public safety in the United Kingdom," or "Describe how you will use the knowledge and skills gained at JIBC to leverage your international educational experience. Use specific examples and citations from course readings.”  Your essay must be written using APA referencing.
  • Students will be notified whether or not they have been selected 2-4 weeks after the application deadline. This notification will include information on how funds are disbursed.

Note: Failure to complete all sections of the application form may result in disqualification of your application. Any misrepresentation will result in a penalty which could include, but is not limited to, expulsion from your program, ineligibility to be considered for future awards and forfeit any outstanding awards.

Last updated February 12, 2020