Scholarships and Grants

Kassandra Kaulius Memorial Scholarship 

Kassandra Kaulius age 22, was a talented young woman working two jobs putting herself through the University of the Fraser Valley studying to become a Teacher. She was a gifted athlete who had attended 2 Colleges in the United States on full ride Softball Scholarships.

On May 3, 2011 Kassandra Kaulius was driving home after Coaching and then playing a softball game at the Cloverdale Athletic Park in Surrey BC. She left the Park and was proceeding to drive home. At the corner of 152nd Street and 64th Avenue in Surrey she was making a left hand turn on a green light. A Van came speeding down the curb lane on a red light and got airborne over the railroad tracks and struck Kassandra. Her car was broadsided in the drivers’ side door at 103 km an hour the impact sent Kassandra car up and over the meridian and it landed about 1000 feet down the road in pieces strewn across the intersection. Kassandra was just 22 years of age when she was tragically killed by a drunk driver. She was 3 blocks from her home.

Kassandra was a talented athlete who played Softball for 17 years. She played on many Teams including the White Rock Renegades, Delta Heat, Poco Ravens and was an Assistant Coach on the Surrey Storm 97 A Girls Team and a Pitcher on the Surrey Storm Senior Ladies A Team.

Her parents Victor and Markita, sister Miranda and brother Nick wanted to honour Kassandra’s life and started a Scholarship in her name to be a legacy to others in pursuit of a higher education.

Some of Kassandra’s best qualities were that she was always ready to give 100% to everything she did, whether it was a ball practice, ball game, working, or studying. She was always considerate of others and would always be there to cheer other teammates on. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was a best friend to everyone and made the commitment to give her best to her sports, academics, and her community. These are some of the qualities and some of the criteria that the family will be looking for in the successful candidate that is chosen to be awarded the Kassandra Kaulius Scholarship.

The Kaulius Family may want to interview the candidate before final selection is made.

Deadline for submissions:  May 31, annually 

Download the application: Softball BC -Kassandra Kaulius Memorial Scholarship Application


Gordon McDonald/Margo and Dorene Thoms Bursary 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently an active and registered Umpire in British Columbia who are attending a recognized post secondary
    institution, who have been a registered for Umpire two years preceding the application. 
  • Son or daughter of a registered BC Umpire.
  • If the applicant is a currently registered BC Umpire, they must have been registered for the two years preceding the application.
  • If the applicant is a minor umpire then they need only be registered in the current year.
  • Applicant must have COMPLETED: at minimum 32 weeks of study and at least 60% of a full course load of Post-Secondary Schooling or the equivalent of Post-Secondary Schooling during a 52 week period.
    • Post-Secondary Schooling is recognized as University, College, Trade Schools & Post-Secondary Schooling provided during Secondary Schooling.
    • Applicant must be currently registered and provide proof that they are attending any form of post secondary schooling as of October 1 of the year the bursary is to be given
  • A recipient can only receive the bursary on a one time basis. Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply when they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Up to 3 awards may be given annually at a maximum of $1,000 each. 

Deadline for applications: August 1, annually

Successful applicants will be notified before October 1st each year and are encouraged to attend the Softball BC Awards Banquet to receive their bursary

Download the application: McDonald Thoms Application

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