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BC Soccer Scholarship Program returns in new fashion for 2020

New application process includes video submissions and online recognition

April 17, 2020 - Vancouver BC

These last few weeks have been challenging on everyone, including our High School Graduating class of 2020.

That’s why BC Soccer, along with the generous donors, felt it was appropriate to carry on with the annual scholarship tradition, with a few notable updates. 

Normally BC Soccer hosts a scholarship luncheon, however, this year under the current circumstances, we will not be having this gathering. Instead, this year’s applicants, (who are, by-and-large a tech savvy group), will submit a video as a part of their application. This is something they can do at home, respecting the distancing guidelines, and will provide BC Soccer’s Selection Committee with an insight into our candidate’s personalities, their relationship with soccer and their vocational goals.

As an example, BC Soccer Director of Community Development Lori D’Andrea created her own application video to provide some inspiration:

 

Scholarship recipients and donors will be recognized by having their videos shared online.  

See the full application criteria, find out tips for creating your video and submit your scholarship application HERE

The BC Soccer Scholarship Program has been awarding high school graduates scholarships since 1973! In 2019, over $27,000 was awarded as part of the program. 

See the 2019 Scholarship Recipients HERE

Application deadline is May 31st, 2020.

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 sports 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 an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.