Awards & Scholarships

GAC Bursaries –

Application Guidelines Description In order to recognize deserving players affiliated to Guildford Athletic Club (GAC) who are going on to post-secondary education, GAC is awarding one bursary* of $500 in 2024.

*GAC reserves the right to award no bursaries or fewer than two bursaries if there are an insufficient number of eligible candidates.


(a) Candidate must plan to attend a post-secondary institution immediately after high school graduation.

(b) Candidate must have a minimum of six (6) years in total playing for a SGU/GAC team, of which at least three (3) of the past six years should have been with a GAC team.

Application Process Application packages should be dropped off at the GAC clubhouse on Hjorth Road, or mailed to Guildford Athletic Club, Box 611, #151 - 10090 152 Street, Surrey BC V3R 8X8, so as to be received no later than June 15, 2024 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

The application should contain the following:

  1. 2020 Bursary Application Form (shown below) duly completed

  1. Two reference letters – one from a GAC coach or staff member (mandatory), and one from a staff member at the secondary school where the applicant is currently studying(for home-schooled students only, the latter reference may be obtained from a respected member of the community such as a legal, medical or accounting professional).

  1. 500-word essay (size 11 or 12 size font, single-spaced) by the candidate describing his or her educational goals, academic successes, community involvement, and the role thatGAC and/or soccer has played in his or her life.

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to motivated GAC players who are well-rounded individuals (sports, academics, and community involvement) and able to demonstrate leadership skills.

Bursaries Award

The Applicants will be notified by June 30th and Bursaries will be awarded by October 31st, 2024 to the selected recipients. Successful applicants only will be notified by email.

• GAC  will issue a cheque for the bursary amount of $500 once the recipient submits proof of payment/attendance at a post-secondary institution by October 31, 2024.

• All Bursary Award recipients (and/or their parents/guardians) should give permission for their names to be posted on the GAC website.

If you have any questions, please send them to:, with "2024 Bursary" in the subject line. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

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