OJEN is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Bursary Program has been the most successful yet! In 2018, 130 students applied for the bursaries. This year, 247 students from around Ontario applied, a new record for the program.
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.
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.
Thank you to the associations for their generosity and help in making post-secondary education more accessible. Congratulations to the 2019 OJEN Bursary Program recipients; we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors!