Coquitlam Little League Bursaries

Since 1955, Coquitlam Little League has supported youth on and off the field by providing opportunities to build communication, teamwork, goal setting and other life skills that contribute to healthy development.

To support players in their post-secondary efforts, Coquitlam Little League offers two (2) bursaries annually of $500.

Applications can be submitted by players who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have played their final 'eligible' year (18 years old) with Coquitlam Little League.
  • Must have played with Coquitlam Little League for a minimum total of five (5) years.
  • Must be applying within two (2) year of their final year with Coquitlam Little League.

To apply for a Coquitlam Little League Bursary, applicants must submit a maximum 500 word letter that outlines their plans for post-secondary education and experiences with Coquitlam Little League that they will bring with them to their educational and professional careers.

Applications must be submitted by June 1st. Applications can be sent by email or mail. Applications can be emailed to: communications@coquitlamlittleleague.ca

Contact information can be found on the Coquitlam Little League website.

Bursary winners will be awarded at Coquitlam Little League's annual 'Founders Day' closing ceremonies.

Bursary winners must submit a registration receipt for post-secondary education (trade school, college, university etc) for reimbursement of up to $500. A photo and quote from the winning applications will be posted on the bursary page of the Coquitlam Little league website.

2016 Winner

Congratulations to Derek Fong for receiving the 2016 Coquitlam Little League Bursary.

Derek started playing in Coquitlam Little League in our Blastball program and finished last year as a Big League player, receiving the 'Touch Em All' award that is given to players who play in Coquitlam Little League every year from 5-18.

Derek is currently attending UBC, studying Mechanical Engineering and has been one of the coaches of the Major A Cardinals this year. Below is an excerpt from his application: 'Baseball, and the Coquitlam Little League, have influenced my growth as a person. Through teams that made it, teams that failed, from teams where I was barely contributing to teams where I was a leader, I've discovered perseverance, determination, practice to get the results, dealing with failure and tragedy, and that it's still just a game.'

Derek's complete application letter can be viewed here.

Coquitlam Little League wishes Derek all the best in his future!