Dave Sturam Memorial Bursary

In 2018, Coquitlam Little League lost a coach and friend in Dave Sturam. To honor the commitment that he made to Coquitlam Little League, the 2018/19 Board of Directors official named one of their two annual bursaries as the Dave Sturam Memorial Bursary.


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 (16 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 (3) year of their final year with Coquitlam Little League.

To apply for a 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: president@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.

2018 Winner

Coquitlam Little League was proud to recognize Jonah Lee during our 2018 Founder's Day with a CLL Bursary. Jonah's Little League career was highlighted in 2017 when he went to the 15/16 Year Old Senior World Series as a member of Team Canada. This following is an excerpt from Jonah's application:

The Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes. Early on I took these values to heart and applied them into playing and interacting with other players. As a result of the last 11 years playing in Coquitlam Little League, I achieved excellence as a player, and learned many valuable lessons as an umpire.

You can read Jonah's full essay here.

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!