Applicants must have competed in at least one BCSS approved sport during grade 12.

They must be enrolled in a B.C. School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College.

Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.

Two scholarships for $500 will be awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female).

Zone A – Kootenay Zone B – Okanagan Valley Zone C – North Central District Zone D – Northwest Zone Zone E – Vancouver Island Zone F – Lower Mainland Zone G – Fraser Valley

Application Procedure:

Candidates for scholarships must complete a BC School Sports Scholarship Application Form online (see below). Print the completed form, sign the Candidate Declaration section and have an administrator (Principal or Vice-Principal) complete the Endorsement section.

Attach the following mandatory documentation in support of your application:

 A 400 to 500 word essay (minimum of three paragraphs) relating your experience in school sports to the concept of ‘Commitment’. Please note that you are expected to fulfill the requirements of your scholarship application by submitting an essay written at the post-secondary entrance level.

 Letter from a school administrator (or his/her designate) certifying character, scholastic achievement and school citizenship. The letter must include the following declaration: “I certify that this student is a suitable applicant for the BC School Sports Scholarship Program, and I endorse this application.”

 Letter from the school coach certifying leadership, sportsmanship and, in particular, the level of athletic ability; and

 Transcript of grades showing percentages for all grade ten, eleven and twelve courses completed, as well as interim percentages for all courses in progress

Application Deadline

Completed and signed application forms, together with all supporting documentation, must reach the BC School Sports office by email no later than April 24, 2015.

http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/sites/default/files/BCSS%20Scholarship%20Overview%202014-15_0.pdf

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