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Gymnastics BC Scholarships

Gymnastics BC (GymBC) is pleased to provide financial assistance to a selected number of deserving student-athletes from our community each year.

GymBC scholarships are designed to assist our current members in their pursuit of post-secondary education. These Gymnastics BC Scholarships honour young British Columbia students who have:

  • Shown outstanding leadership traits and skills in gymnastics and within their community.
  • Demonstrated a personal contribution to gymnastics, their community, school and club.
  • Demonstrated participation and achievements in gymnastics and other activities.
  • Attained high scholastic achievements

All applications are reviewed by an Awards & Scholarships committee. Points are issued based on submitted content in the areas of Athletic and Scholastic Experiences and Achievements, Community and Gymnastics Involvement, Reference Letters and a Personal Essay.

Scholarship recipients are recognized during the Gymnastics BC awards ceremony each year.

To qualify for a Gymnastics BC scholarship, applicants must: 

  • Have been registered with Gymnastics BC as of June 30 of the current year.
  • Have been registered with Gymnastics BC for no less than five (5) years (does not need to be consecutive).
  • Have graduated or be graduating from a recognized BC secondary school program.
  • Have been accepted to attend or already attending a recognized Canadian post-secondary education institution.

Gymnastics BC & Gymnastics For All Awards

Gymnastics BC (GymBC) and Gymnastics For All (GFA) Awards are presented annually, based on nominations received from the GymBC membership. A nomination form is released by GymBC in the spring of each year, and any member of the GymBC community is able to submit a nomination for the GymBC or GFA Awards. Nominations are reviewed by the Awards & Scholarships Committee and winners are selected based on the quality and quantity of nomination submissions. 

Life Member - This award honours an individual who has devoted their life’s work to bettering our sport and acting in the best interest of our BC gymnastics community. Life Members are selected from winners of the GymBC’s Members of Distinction list.

Member of Distinction – This award honouring an individual whose long-term commitment, contributions and achievements have benefitted gymnastics in BC. Winners of the Member of Distinction award are then
eligible for selection as a Life Member of Gymnastics BC. 

Inclusivity Award – Presented to an individual an/or club leading programming designed for underrepresented populations in sport, such as seniors, people with disabilities, Indigenous groups, etc. Multiple recipients may be selected to receive this award at the annual Awards & Scholarships Event.

Coach of the Year – Awarded to an individual who shows exceptional contributions to the recreational gymnastics’ community, coaching effectiveness, personal development and leadership in a coaching capacity. Multiple Coaches of the Year may be selected from the GymBC community for each Awards & Scholarships Event.

Club of the Year – Awarded to a GymBC member club that embodies gymnastics as a sport for everyone, that contributes to physical literacy, personal health, fitness and participant well-being.

Leader of the Year – Awarded to a coach/administrator who has worked towards the overall growth and development of recreational gymnastics in BC.

Emerging Leader of the Year - Awarded to an individual, with under 5 years of experience, who has shown exemplary leadership skills in the field of gymnastics. This individual could be a coach-in-training, coach or administrator at a GymBC member club.

Volunteer Team/Club of the Year – Awarded to a GymBC member team/club whose group of volunteers have demonstrated outstanding volunteer contributions over the past year.

Volunteer of the Year – Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer contributions on behalf of gymnastics in BC over the past year. 

Recognition in Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Men's Artistic Gymnastics, and Trampoline Gymnastics is awarded through a points-based system. Explore the selection criteria and point allocation charts at the bottom of this page for further details.


Awards & Scholarships Celebration

The 2024 Annual GymBC Awards and Scholarships night will be held in the fall of 2024. Check back in summer 2024 for more information about this exciting event!