Canoe Kayak BC Scholarships


scholarships-logoThe Canoe Kayak BC scholarships assist current Canoe Kayak BC members in their pursuit of post-secondary education and the development of the sport within the province. These Canoe Kayak BC scholarship honor young British Columbia students who have:

  • Shown outstanding leadership traits and skills in canoe or kayak and within their community.
  • Demonstrated a personal contribution to improve their community, school, club and in general, helping others with their daily lives.
  • Shown athletic dedication in the sport of canoe or kayak.Donate-Button
  • Accomplished scholastic success.

Two $500 scholarships are award annually

2018 scholarships

To qualify for a Canoe Kayak BC Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have been registered as a competitive athlete with Canoe Kayak BC in the year of application.
  • Be a resident of the Province of British Columbia. 
  • Attending Post-Secondary in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Academic standings may be considered as part of the overall decision.

A completed application consists of the following elements:

  • Fully completed application
  • University registration verification
  • High school/university transcript
  • Essay describing your contribution to canoe or kayak and its impact on your life (max 500 words)
  • Up to 2 additional pages of supporting documents
  • Submit to Canoe Kayak BC by July 31 of current year at or fax 1-888-959-4715

The final selection of the recipients will be chosen by a committee of the board and scholarship donors. The scholarships will be presented at the Canoe Kayak BC Awards Banquet on October 19 in Burnaby.

Download application forms:

Previous recipients
  • 2017: Lauryn Cheung, Michael Lanyon
  • 2016: Matthew Abbott, Rhys Taylor
  • 2015: Coen del Valle, Matthew Koehler
  • 2014: Hank Wang, Alex Brent
  • 2013: Meghan Cheung, Patrick Dann
  • 2012: Danielle Caron, Elias del Valle
  • 2011: Tessa Nagai, Brian Malfesi
  • 2010: Michelle Kosaka, Jordan Pilon
  • 2009: Sarah Poole, Elliot Hoyt
  • 2008: Nicole Haywood, Michael Malfesi
2017 Scholarship Donors
2017 Silent Auction Donors
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Tesca Sport
  • Kamloops Fairfield Inn
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Nelo Canada
  • Waterflow Paddling
  • Fortius Sport & Health

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Scholarship donors and supporters

Canoe Kayak BC athletes are an enthusiastic group of young people. Their dedication and commitment to the sport they love is both inspiring and genuine. Not only do they excel on the water but in all areas of their lives.

The sport of canoe kayak teaches more than technical skills; it teaches the ability to manage time; listen to instruction; work independently as well as with others; and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Canoe kayak provides our athletes with tools and memories to move through life and CKBC is pleased to help them with our scholarship program. 

Introduced in 2008, the Canoe Kayak BC Scholarship Fund awards two $500 scholarships to deserving students who are attending a British Columbian post-secondary institution. These scholarships honor young B.C. students who have:

  • Attained high scholastic achievement
  • Shown outstanding leadership traits and skills in canoe kayak and within their community
  • Demonstrated a personal contribution to improve their community, school, and club.
  • Attained athletic achievements in canoe and/or kayak
  • Continued to demonstrate leadership as members of Canoe Kayak BC

The Canoe Kayak BC Scholarship Fund has no overhead, so your donation goes directly to deserving students and their education costs.



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