A number of awards and scholarships are available to BC Wrestling member athletes. Please click on the following links to review the awards available.
Laliberté Award The Andy Laliberté Athlete Award is presented to four high school wrestlers annually. The winners will each receive a bursary to assist them in attending the Juvenile/Cadet National Championships in April each year.
Laliberte Award Winners 2001/2002 Jesse Arnett 2002/2003 Paul Murphy, Jen Hippisley , Tashia Kothlow , Miranda Dick 2003/2004 Ashley McKilligan, Kerra Candia , Leah Pare , Matt Sparling 2004/2005 Jordan Galaugher, Gavin Sahota, Maureen Messenger, Shayla Turcotte , Kyle Nelson 2005/2006 Bob Brown & Raissa Dickenson 2006/2007 Laura Wilson & Travis Heitman 2007/2008 Kikuko Araki & Miguel deSousa 2008/2009 Arjun Gill & Michael Cappus 2009/2010 no award presented - event hosted in BC 2010/2011 Roy Millar, Carolyn Failanga, Kate Ritchie, Abdul Mohammad, Alex Delcourt, Kyle Nguyen 2014/2015 Jennor Nohr, Ciara McCrae, Torrey Toribio 2015/2016 2017/2018 Kjeld Brodsgaard Sportman Award High school athletes are eligible to apply if they are travelling to compete in the Juvenile division at the Cadet /Juvenile Nationals in April. The winner of the award will be selected mainly based on their display of good sportsmanship throughout the season.
Kjeld Brodsgaard Sportmanship Award Winners 2003/2004 Jeraldine Chan & Hardeep Aujla. 2004/2005 Maureen Messenger, Ashley McKilligan, Joe Brakefield 2005/2006 No applicants 2006/2007 Miguel deSousa 2007/2008 Sidney Morrison & Kyle Irvine 2008/2009 Michael Cappus & Josh Kaiser 2009/2010 no applications received. 2010/2011 Kyle Nguyen & Roy Millar
Scott Bianco Wrestler Award This award was established in 2008 by former Kamloops and Simon Fraser University graduate and wrestler, Scott Bianco. Scott was a six time national freestyle champion, 1994 Commonwealth gold medalist and 1996 Olympian.
The Scott Bianco award(s) in wrestling will be awarded annually. This award will be given to a student athlete in a post secondary institution based on athletic merit. Preference will be given to student athletes from Kamloops and the interior of British Columbia.
IGNITE Athlete Development Program The IGNITE Athlete Development Program targets eligible athletes between the ages of 14-17. IGNITE introduces young athletes who are targeted by their Provincial Sport Organization to a high-performance lifestyle by improving their athleticism, physical literacy and fitness through a multi-sport training program which is complementary to their current sport-specific practice and competition schedules.
BC School Sports Scholarship Application Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the BCSS Honour Award in 1992. He was a teacher and Administrator in Vancouver, and died in 1992. In his honour, this scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete. Applicants must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12.
BCSS Zone Scholarships 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.
Canadian Tire Jump Start Program Strong communities include strong kids. We believe all kids should have the chance to run, skate, play, and grow. Canadian Tire Jumpstart® is a community-based charitable program that helps kids aged 4-18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming, so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence. Jumpstart Charities gives kids a sporting chance. Participating in sport helps kids develop physical and social skills. It helps build self-esteem. By helping kids get into the game, we’re equipping them with determination. And we’re giving them confidence that will extend beyond practices and games.
BC Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Every year the BC Sports Hall of Fame awards two Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards. These scholarships are awarded to one outstanding male and one outstanding female amateur athlete graduating from a BC secondary school. These students will excel in a particular sport and exemplify the values, commitment and contribution to the community held by Jack Farley, an honoured member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Winners will receive $2,000, which is to be applied to their education at a post-secondary institution here in British Columbia. Applicants must be graduating from grade 12 and demonstrate that they plan to attend a registered college or university in British Columbia within 12 months of graduation.
Canadian Sport Institute Travel Grant Canadian Sport Institute recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The intent of the Canadian Sport Institute Athlete Travel Grant is to provide provincially and nationally targeted athletes with travel assistance towards their participation in national and international competitions. Application Process: The Fall 2015 application window is now open and will run until November 15, 2015!
Athletes directly benefit from funds to offset their training and competition costs. And contributors gain recognition and opportunities depending on the contribution path they choose. Through Growing Champions, businesses and individuals can support the teamwork, determination and leadership that sport inspires in its participants.
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