BC Soccer is accepting 2016/17 Scholarship Applications

February 28, 2017, Vancouver, BC:  BC Soccer is pleased to inform the wider soccer community that they are accepting applications for their Annual Scholarships Program.  The submission deadline date is March 31, 2017. The scholarship applications have now been open for a few months; however, BC Soccer is encouraging all of those who are interested to get their transcripts as soon as possible and prior to spring break.

Every year, BC Soccer is proud to award scholarships to a number of worthy individuals proceeding on to post-secondary education.  Last year, 17 youth players, referees and coaches (coaches who are youth) from member associations across the Province received scholarships at the Awards and Scholarships Luncheon held at the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting.

BC Soccer is proud to not only be able to sponsor select scholarships but also to have a number of funding partners for the Scholarships Program. New this year is a scholarship in the honor of Joe Ciresi who was a mentor and leader to many young referees throughout British Columbia.  Beyond the member support of this program, BC Soccer is also very pleased to have a large number of our association partners provide funding to specific scholarships.  All of the funding partners attend the Scholarship Celebration and present the scholarship to the deserving recipient.

BC Soccer strongly encourages all of those who are applying to fully read through the scholarship application process to ensure that all documentation and all needed signatures are obtained prior to sending in their application.

CLICK HERE to view apply for a BC Soccer Scholarship.

Graduating high school students can submit applications now. For this year, BC Soccer is accepting submission until Friday, March 31, 2017.

If you or your organization is interested in supporting the BC Soccer Scholarship Program by funding a scholarship, please contact Lynda Mulder at for more details.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.