External Awards

Below is a list of awards, scholarships, and bursaries offered by external institutions that may be helpful to some of our students. Please read the criteria carefully. These funds are not administered by JIBC nor do we have any involvement in the application and selection processes.

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Aboriginal Learners

Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool - The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 680 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. 

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres - Provides financial assistance to eligible students towards the cost of their post-secondary education.

BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarships BC Hydro has developed 9 new scholarships for Aboriginal students currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program. 

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards - This award is open to all Aboriginal Canadians who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return to an educational system.

Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship - This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in federal, provincial, municipal or First Nations administration and policy studies.

IndspireThis scholarship is for students from First Nations, Inuit and Métis heritage interested in careers from Fine Arts to Health.

Metis BC Nation - The BC Scholarship Society is offering awards to BC residents of Aboriginal ancestry who have been active in their school or community. Students planning to study in a certificate or diploma program or an undergraduate or graduate degree program are eligible.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation - Building Brighter Futures brochure featuring 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 Aboriginal Student Awards - The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal 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.

Disability Resources

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Scholarship - The AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary school students. Click on the link for information, deadlines, and how to apply.

Disability Awards This database will link you up to hundreds of awards, bursaries and scholarships for students in Canada with disabilities.

Fire Fighting and Emergency Services Funding

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

CompTracker Student Scholarship - What inspired you to choose your current field of study? Students in PCP and ACP are eligible to apply.

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

Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC Scholarships - Scholarships for those in the BC fire service and for volunteer firefighters wishing to take further education/training.

Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Bursary Fund - For qualified students who enagage in post-graduate study in a field of Public or Community Health Practice in a recognized discipline.

National Fire Protection Agency - For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fire & Safety Studies. NFPA has a number of awards for students in undergraduate programs in fire safety and fire protection.

Tema Conter Memorial Trust - The Tema Conter Memorial Trust was founded to give our heroes - Emergency Services Personnel - the attention they deserve.

The British Columbia (B.C.) Associated Boards of Health Dr. Ken Benson Memorial BursaryFor qualified students who enagage in post-graduate study in a field of Public/Community Health Practice in BC who demonstrate a committment to remain in BC and live and practice in rural areas of BC.

JIBC Students Studying Abroad

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, administered by the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad.

http://www.ikbbc.ca/international-scholarships/how-to-apply/

Premier's International Scholarship - The Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering scholarships to students planning to study abroad for three months or more. As well, qualified applicants need to have a GPA of B+ or greater. 

Young Learners

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship - The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is open to students who, after completing one year (minimum of 30 credits) or two years (minimum of 54 credits) of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, will transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree.  Successful applicants must demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

Loran Award - The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation grants Loran Awards to talented young Canadians on the basis of character, service and leadership potential. A Loran Award includes four years of funding for undergraduate studies and a comprehensive enrichment program.

Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship - Any student who is 17 years or older and will be beginning or continuing their studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis may be eligible to receive a $300 scholarship.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Equity Awards - The NEADS Equity Through Education Student Awards Program will offer up to 20 outstanding applicants with disabilities an award in the amount of $3000 to support the costs of their tuition and student fees.

Passport to Education - (for students grade 10-12) The Passport to Education Program is intended to encourage secondary school students to pursue further education through post-secondary institutions and job-training programs. Passport awards are used to further students' post-secondary education and job training.

Prospera Credit Union - An annual award from $1,000 to $2,000 offered to member of this Financial Institution. Application deadline March 1.

Start Proud Leadership ScholarshipCommitted to recognizing excellence in the LGTBQ student community, two scholarships of $2,500 are avaiilable to students who have completed at least one year of studies in a post-secondary program. Application deadline May 26, 2017

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

Youth Education Bursary - A bursary of  $2,000 per academic year (two semesters) in support of current or former youth in care, up to the age of 25, to help them attend post-secondary schools.

Other External Awards

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

BCGEU Scholarships - Scholarships for dependants of BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Canadian Federation of University Women Comox Valley - Two bursaries of $1,500 each available to female students who have completed their high school education in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Community Health Re-Training Funds - This fund is open to workers who fall under the Community Health or Facilities Collective Agreements who have been laid off or are looking to upgrade their skills in order to keep them working under the Community Health or Facilities subsector.

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

Credit Union of BC Foundation - Bursaries for students based on financial need. Click on the link for information, deadlines and application. 

Dennis McGann Bursary Fund - This award is for full or part-time Communications studies at an accredited public institution in Canada. Deadline for applications is August 1st.

Funds for Youth in Care For students who are currently, or have previously been, in care of the Ministry of Children & Family Development. You can also contact StudentAid BC at 1.888.561.1818 for additional information.

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship - The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is open to students who, after completing one year (minimum of 30 credits) or two years (minimum of 54 credits) of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, will transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree.  Successful applicants must demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

Overwaitea Food Group Diversity Scholarship - The Overwaitea Food Group has partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to offer up to ten scholarships valued at $1000 each to individuals who have played a significant role in supporting and promoting diversity in their school and/or community.

Prospera Credit Union - An annual award from $1,000 to $2,000 offered to member of this Financial Institution. Application deadline March 1.

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC 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 meets the criteria deemed appropriate by the Trustee.

Road Accident Scholarship - League and Williams Law firm is offering one scholarship of  $1,000 to individuals who have had their education plans derailed by a road accident. Application deadline December 1, 2017.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial ScholarshipSarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.  Application deadline April 1, 2017.

Seniorszen Scholarships - offers scholarships to students enrolled full-time in a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school. To be eligible you must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa. Scholarships are awarded based on an essay or one-page infographic on a topic related to senior living in Canada. This is an annual scholarship.

Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc. Western Canada Region Women's Opportunity Awards - An annual award program open to female applicants meeting the eligibility criteria.

Youth Education Bursary - A bursary of $2,000 per academic year (two semesters) in support of current or former youth in care, up to the age of 25, to help them attend post-secondary schools.


Last updated July 18, 2017