JEDI is now accepting applications from New Brunswick Aboriginal post-secondary students for one of two $1000 bursaries.

For the past 7 years JEDI and Brun-Way Highway Operations have collaborated to provide two bursaries for Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education. The bursaries are intended to help support Aboriginal students in reaching their academic goals and future success.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a full-time Aboriginal student,
  • Reside in New Brunswick,
  • Provide proof of post-secondary institution enrollment - preference may be given to those enrolled in a University Degree program due to the depth of commitment and expense involved,
  • Provide a copy of an up-to-date resume,
  • Applicants must write a 500-1000 word essay that expresses:
    • financial need,
    • objectives,
    • future goals and aspirations,
    • commitment to education,
    • volunteer experience,
    • desire to help NB First Nations’ communities thrive.

Application forms are available at:

Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. (JEDI)

150 Cliffe St., Box 11

Fredericton NB, E3A 0A1

(506) 444-5650

Or you can download them from the website:

Please submit your completed application, resume and essay to the JEDI office by November 30th, 2016.


A selection committee will review applications and a final award of the bursary will be issued in January 2017.

Brun-Way Highway Operations Inc. (Brun-Way) is responsible for the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of 275 kilometres of highway from the Quebec Border to west of Fredericton, and between Woodstock and the US border, until 2033.