One World International Scholarship - LESD & BLES International Exchange

Funded by the Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, The One World International Scholarship - LESD/BLES International Exchange supports LESD and BLES students participating in the academic exchange. LESD student with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Waterford, Ireland and University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth, England, and BLES students with the University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth, England. 


Funded by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, the scholarship will contribute $3,500 per candidate towards travelling abroad for a semester to the University of Portsmouth or Waterford Institute of Technology.  Recipients will also receive an additional $500 through The JIBC Foundation contributing towards tuition for the program.

Eligibility Criteria

An applicant will be selected who best meets the following criteria: 

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada for at least one year;
  • Are resident of Britsh Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in the province for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of full-time enrollment in the program for which the scholarship is applied for;
  • 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;
  • Have clearly demonstrated significant community and/or school involvement and academic achievement, supported by two references; 
  • The capacity for representing JIBC and Canada as an ambassador will be considered;
  • Have not previously received a One World International Scholarship;
  • Students are encouraged to apply to more than one international exchange award (i.e. Law Enforcement;      Studies Diploma (LESD) or Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (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.

Application Deadline

  • March 31

Application Process

  • Download an application form for completion.
  • Download the Academic reference form.
  • Download the Community Involvement 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.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to present a formal presentation to the selection committee relating to their essay as part of the application process
  • 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 March 11, 2020