Canoe Kayak BC Scholarships


scholarships-logoThe Canoe Kayak BC scholarships are designed to 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.
  • Accomplished scholastic success.

Two $500 scholarships are award annually

2017 scholarships

Application deadline: July 30, 2017

If you have applied for a scholarship, you will receive a letter in the mail in September regarding the status of your application.

The final selection of recipients will be chosed by a committee of the board and scholarship donors. The scholarships will be presented during the Canoe Kayak BC awards (date TBD). Download the scholarship application.


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 a recognized B.C. post-secondary education institution.
  • Academic standings may be considered as part of the overall decision.
Application components

A completed application consists of the following elements:

  • The Canoe Kayak BC scholarship application form fully completed and signed by the applicant.
  • Proof of acceptance or attendance at a recognized B.C. post-secondary education institution.
  • A transcript of the applicant’s academic record (secondary school and university/college, if applicable).
  • An essay written by the applicant, of up to 500 words in length, describing the impact that the sport of canoe or kayak has had on the applicant’s life.
  • Any additional information which will support the application, limited to two pages.
  • Send completed form to or by mail: Canoe Kayak BC,  Sydney Landing Suite 2003B,  3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC  V5B 0A7.
Previous recipients
  • 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
Additional information
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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