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Twenty-two students win bursaries toward career in justice

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 1:01 PM | By John Chunn

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) announced that 22 students have been awarded bursaries toward a career in justice.

According to the OJEN’s press release, a total of $14,500 in bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA) in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide. Grade 12 students in Ontario who are interested in pursuing post-secondary studies related to a career in the justice sector are eligible to apply.

For 2019, the AJPO awarded seven $1,000 bursaries; the AOJ awarded seven $500 bursaries; and the OSCJA awarded eight $500 bursaries.

Judges and justices of the peace personally read the students’ applications and select the recipients of the bursaries.

In the essays accompanying their applications, students wrote about their dream careers and the inspirational steps that they have already taken in their journey to achieve them. They aspire to use their post-secondary education to gain more perspective in issues that they care about. Some of the programs they have chosen to enter include: mental health, the environment, children and youth care, Indigenous governance, sciences, business and criminal law. They plan to use their education to pursue a profession in the justice sector and contribute to the community.

Recipients of this year’s bursaries are continuing their studies in Ontario’s post-secondary institutions, such as Carleton University, Lakehead University, St. Lawrence College, McMaster University, Western University, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Ottawa, Algonquin College and others.

More information on the program here.