Each year, Basketball BC assists organizations in selecting scholarships for athletes who plan to continue playing the game of basketball at a post-secondary institution.
Applications must be submitted no later than June 30 of each year.
Send application and required documents to Shawn Dheensaw with the name of the scholarship or award in the subject line.
Shawn Dheensaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Shawn Dheensaw, #210-7888 200th Street, Langley, BC V2Y 3J4
Recipients will be notified by July 31.
Ed Terris was an outstanding teacher and coach. He taught for many years at North Delta Secondary School and then moved into Administration at what was then Sands Junior Secondary School as its first Vice-Principal. Ed then worked in the Abbotsford School District as a Principal until his retirement.
The Ed Terris Memorial Scholarships have been developed mostly through the hard work of many of Ed's former basketball players at North Delta Secondary School. Ed was a very successful coach for many years and two of his teams were B.C. Junior Basketball Champions in the early 1970's.
There has also been a great contribution from Ed's former coaching and teaching colleagues as well as other friends he has made through his great love for golf. A Golf Tournament was held each year in Ed's honor and the proceeds from this event are the main source of funding for the scholarships provided each year as well as other charitable donations made in Ed's name
Donations to the Ed Terris Scholarship can be made through the National Sport Trust Fund.
Each year, scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded to graduating seniors (two male and two female). These scholarships are open to students throughout the province. The successful applicant must be a current member of Basketball BC.
Duncan Anderson was a dedicated high school teacher and basketball coach in the Delta School District. From 1974-2012 he taught and coached in 5 of the 7 secondary schools in Delta. Duncan also coached various Basketball BC teams. His love of the game and commitment to developing student athletes touched and inspired many.
The $1,000 scholarship, supported by the Duncan Anderson Memorial Foundation, was inaugurally awarded in 2020 and is open to a graduating female or male basketball athlete who satisfies the application requirements.
Carling Muir was passionate about basketball. She was named a CCAA All-Canadian, a PACWEST Conference All-Star a number of times, the PACWEST Conference Player of the Year for 2007/08 and was recognized with Sport BC’s Harry Jerome Comeback Award. She also coached young basketball athletes, volunteered with kids fighting cancer, was an inspirational speaker at fundraisers for the BC Cancer Agency and spearheaded fundraisers to raise monies for brain cancer research. This bursary is a living tribute to the “no quit” spirit that Carling displayed throughout her courageous 14 year battle with brain cancer.
An annual award of $2000 will be made available to a student athlete playing basketball at a post-secondary institution in BC who has demonstrated exceptional ethics, dedication to team and/or community, and perseverance through overcoming adversity. The recipient may be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and may be male or female.
The Award is supported by the Carling Elizabeth Muir Bursary Fund, a fund held at Vancouver Foundation. Donations to the Carling Muir Award for Determination, Courage and Resilience can be made to the Carling Elizabeth Muir Bursary Fund.
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