JIBC General Student Bursary

Policy Number: 
3204
Policy Responsibility: 
Vice-President, Academic
Approved: 
Board of Governors
Previous Name: 
JIBC Bursaries Policy
Effective: 
January 26, 2006
Last Amended: 
March 26, 2014
Review: 
March 6, 2015

Context / Purpose: 

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recognizes that a lack of financial support may prevent some students from participating in programs offered by the Institute.  Accordingly, a portion of tuition fee revenue is allocated to assist students in need.

This policy addresses only JIBC general bursaries that have been established from tuition fees.  Bursaries and awards that have been established through the JIBC Foundation are covered by the Foundation’s policies.

Policy Statement: 

The Institute provides a limited number of bursaries to students with a demonstrated financial need and a commitment to a program of study offered by the Institute.

Annually, the Institute sets aside a portion of tuition fees to be awarded as bursaries in the following year to students who meet specified eligibility criteria. The number of bursaries is limited by the funds available for the current year.

The administration of bursaries is structured to maximize flexibility while adhering to legislation, public policy and Justice Institute strategic plans.

Bursaries are awarded on the basis of criteria that include confidential financial need disclosure by applicants. Accordingly, names of applicants for bursaries and recipients of bursaries are not publicized, nor, under any circumstances, released by the JIBC without the applicants’ or recipients’ written permission.

The JIBC Bursary Selection Committee decides on the awarding of all bursaries. Decisions of the JIBC Bursary Selection Committee are final.

All JIBC Bursary Selection Committee members identify all possible real and perceived conflicts of interest that may exist regarding individual bursary applicants.

Bursaries are normally applied directly to tuition fees through the Registration Office.

Procedures and criteria for bursaries are approved by JIBC’s Vice-President Academic Council.

Last updated August 9, 2015