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Jack Buckham Team 73 Leadership Award
Fund Categories: Award
Application Deadline: March 1st
Award amount: Up to $1,500

This Fund was started in memory of Jack Buckham who was a strong believer of the potential of high school athletes to empower young people. Jack’s identity was interwoven with the school sports programs he built, teams he coached, individual players he invested himself in and the committees that he led or worked within to build athletic venues and host provincial and national championships in the Kamloops-Thompson region.

Jack believed that through struggles in athletic competition, student athletes developed the self-worth, resilience, citizenship and commitment that are the foundation of strong leaders. To develop generations of leaders that help improve society, Jack was adamant that all young people should have the opportunity to participate in athletics and he worked tirelessly to include as many people as possible in school sports.

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    Program Description

    This Fund was started in memory of Jack Buckham who was a strong believer of the potential of high school athletes to empower young people. Jack’s identity was interwoven with the school sports programs he built, teams he coached, individual players he invested himself in and the committees that he led or worked within to build athletic venues and host provincial and national championships in the Kamloops-Thompson region. Jack believed that through struggles in athletic competition, student athletes developed the self-worth, resilience, citizenship and commitment that are the foundation of strong leaders. To develop generations of leaders that help improve society, Jack was adamant that all young people should have the opportunity to participate in athletics and he worked tirelessly to include as many people as possible in school sports.

    AWARDS

    The awards from this Fund are available to Kamloops-Thompson School District (SD#73) student athletes whose actions and behaviours have embodied Jack’s values. The award honours those who pursued their athletic goals with disregard to the possibility of failure in those pursuits. Most importantly, it honours those who created a welcoming and supportive atmosphere that encouraged other students to engage in athletics
    or in other endeavours of the greater school community. In these ways, award winners have exuded the leadership qualities Jack valued so highly and exemplified Jack’s belief that “Together Everyone Achieves
    More”.

    AWARD CRITERIA

    There will be two bursaries of up $1,500 awarded annually to School District #73 student athletes.

    1. Applicant must be completing grade 12 within School District #73 or its successor.
    2. Applicant must have been a consistent participant in school athletics across their secondary school years.
    3. Applicant must have been committed to improving their athletic ability and have achieved a high level of play in their chosen sport(s).
    4. Applicant must have made significant contributions to the development of a positive spirit by being champions of inclusivity in school sports.
    5. Applicant must be recognized/respected by their peers, coaches and school staff for sportsmanship in athletics and citizenship in the school community.
    6. Applicant must be planning to attend a Canadian post-secondary institution. These studies could be for a diploma, trades certification or a degree but must include at least one academic year of study/training. Their academic standing must be adequate for enrollment in their institution of choice.
    7. The award must be claimed within eighteen months of it being awarded.
    8. The recipient of the award can only receive it once.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    1. Complete the Jack Buckham Team 73 Leadership Award application form.
    2. Provide an updated resume and/or curriculum vitae that summarizes their academic, athletic, school service and community volunteer activities.
    3. With the application include at least one letter as to why you are eligible for this award from a peer (this could be a teammate, classmate, student council/governance representative, etc).
    4. Along with the application include at least one letter from a school team coach speaking to the applicant’s athletic abilities, leadership on their team(s), and their citizenship within their school. If the coach is not a school staff member, an additional letter from a staff member is required that speaks specifically to school citizenship.
    5. The applications and accompanying letters will be sent to the BC Interior Community Foundation office at #2 - 219 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1 by March 1st
    6. There will be no interviews conducted.
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    This application requires that you include at least one letter as to why you are eligible for this
    award from a peer (teammate, classmate, student council/governance representative).
    The application must also include at least one letter from a coach and one letter from a school staff member (this is required if the coach is not employed at the student’s school).
    All applications must be received in the BC Interior Community Foundation office by March 1st. The applications will be reviewed and award winners announced by the end of May.

    Questions? Call the Office 250-434-6995.

    Submit by email or mail to:

    By Email:
    To: scholarships@bcicf.ca
    Subject: Jack Buckham Team 73 Leadership
    Award Bursary Application

    By Mail:
    BC Interior Community Foundation
    #2 – 219 Victoria Street
    Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1ST.
    Once the award recipient has provided the BC Interior Community Foundation with proof of
    registration at a Canadian Educational institution the award will be sent to the institution to be
    credited to the recipient’s account at that institution.

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