Two $1000 Bursaries Available to Indigenous Post-Secondary Students

 (left to right) Tara Francis, one of the 2017 JEDI/Brun-Way Bursary winners, and Karen LeBlanc, Senior Projects Manager at JEDI

(left to right) Tara Francis, one of the 2017 JEDI/Brun-Way Bursary winners, and Karen LeBlanc, Senior Projects Manager at JEDI

JEDI and Brun-Way Highway Operations are pleased to announce that for the 8th year, we will be offering two bursaries valued at $1000 each to Indigenous Students who are currently enrolled in post-secondary education.

This partnership has provided over $14,000 to Indigenous post-secondary students in New Brunswick over the past 7 years and JEDI looks forward to the continued partnership with Brun-Way Highway Operations for many years to come. 

To apply for one of the $1000 bursaries, you must:

  • Be a full-time Indigenous student;
  • Reside in New Brunswick;
  • Provide proof of Indigenous status;
  • Provide proof of studies at a post-secondary institution;
  • Provide a current resume;

Write a 500-1000 word essay describing your need, future goals and aspirations, volunteer work, your commitment to education, and your desire to help NB First Nations communities thrive.

Application Process:

Please download the application form at http://www.jedinb.ca/jedi-bursary-applications.html or pick it up at the JEDI office:

Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. (JEDI)

150 Cliffe St., Box 11

 Fredericton NB, E3A 0A1

(506) 444-5650 or 1-888-884-9870

Submit the completed application form along with essay, proof of studies, proof of Indigenous status and resume to the JEDI office by November 30, 2017. Applications can be submitted:

  • in person;
  • by mail;
  • by fax at 506-444-3387;
  • by email to Val Polchies at val.polchies@jedinb.ca.

A selection committee will review applications in December 2017 and a final award of the bursary will be issued in January 2018. For more information: http://www.jedinb.ca/bursaries.html.