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Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

Bursaries are available to grade 12 students in Ontario, pursuing post-secondary studies related to the many careers in the justice system at an Ontario University or College.

These bursaries have been created to assist students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to their studies and who are in financial need. 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). Judges and Justices of the Peace review each application and select the recipients. Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario – Amount: $1000  (7 awards)

Association of Ontario Judges– Amount: $1000  (7 awards)

Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association – Amount:  $1000   (8 awards)

Details of the Bursaries Program:

Application Process Opens: 1 March 2021

Student applications due: 26 May 2021 at 5:00 pm

References due: 31 May 2021

Recipients will be notified by: mid-August 2021

Type of Award: Bursary

Renewable: No

Number Available: 22

For Teachers:

To provide a reference for your student, please complete the Bursary Reference Form.



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