Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Whether you are entering a full-time program, studying part-time, or finishing up prerequisite courses while waiting to enter a full-time program, the Student Success Advising office is here to help you get the funding you need to pay for school. 

 

 


 

Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

Awards generally acknowledge outstanding achievements or contributions to the community or a combination of merit achievements with a demonstrated financial need.

Bursaries are non-repayable funds awarded to eligible students who apply and demonstrate financial need. Bursaries are a supplemental source of funding, and should not be treated as a primary source of funding while attending Douglas College. Please note, that due to the high volume of applications received each term, payment of funds may not occur until the middle of the term of application.  We encourage you to plan accordingly. 

Scholarships Douglas College scholarships recognize and support the outstanding academic achievement of our students. Other factors for scholarships, such as your Douglas College program, community involvement and/or financial need, could also be required or considered when making selections. For awards that have a GPA requirement, the selection committee(s) will consider overall GPA unless otherwise stated for individual scholarships.

 

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Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships Deadlines

Financial Aid

Application Type

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Eligibility 

Awards

Online through MyAccount

Fall: Aug. 15 – Sep.15

Winter: Jan. 1 – Feb. 1

Summer: May 1 – Jun. 1

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a returning domestic student.
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded credit courses. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher.
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award. 
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered. 
Bursaries

Online through MyAccount

Fall: Aug. 15 – Sep.15

Winter: Jan. 1 – Feb. 1

Summer: May 1 – Jun. 1

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a credit student.
  • Are in good academic standing & have a minimum CGPA of 1.50.
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Are a full-time or part-time student in the term for which the bursary will be received, as stated in the individual bursary qualifications.
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered.
Scholarships

Online through MyAccount

Winter: Jan. 1 – Feb. 1

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a returning domestic student. 
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded credit courses. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher. 
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the scholarship will be received, unless otherwise stated in the scholarship. 
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered.

 

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International Awards and Scholarships

For more information on International Awards and Scholarships please visit the Scholarships and Awards for International students. 

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    How to apply

    Applying for Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships are simpler than you think. Follow the following steps: 

    How to apply for financial aid: login to My Account; Go to Financial Aid -> Award Application; apply for Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries (the website will automatically only allow you to apply for the available resources)

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    What you must do

    All you need to do is apply online and the Student Success Advising will take care of the rest. 

    EXCEPTIONS 

    The following scholarships must be applied directly through the department:

    • Science and Technology Scholarships Sport Science/Bachelor of physical education and coaching 
    • Language, Literature, and Performing Arts Scholarships → Creative writing/English → Gail Fraser scholarship for literary studies 
    • Athletic Awards → Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction

    See below for detailed information on awards, bursaries and scholarships.

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    Policies for Awards

    To learn more about our policies regarding Financial Aid, refer to the Student Awards policy.

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    List of Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

     

    AWARDS LIST

    You are eligible for many different awards, scholarships and bursaries depending on your program at Douglas College. After you graduate, you can be nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes the quality of our graduates and their contribution to the community. Past winners have included Olympic gold medalist Daniel Igali and poet Elizabeth Bachinsky. Nominations are open now. If you plan to continue your studies after Douglas College, you may wish to apply for the Alumni Association Bursary. More information, as well as the application form, are available at the Alumni Association Bursary website.

     

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Amanda Todd Legacy Award of Distinction

    Carol Todd established this award in December 2015 to pay tribute to, and honour, her daughter Amanda Todd who has been described as "a transformative angel". Amanda died by suicide at the age of 15 in October 2012. Eligible recipients must be enrolled in any program that focuses on mental health. This includes, but is not limited to, programs within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

    Betty Emery Award

    This endowment was established by the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies of Douglas College to honour Betty upon her retirement and to celebrate her working life and her dedication to her students, colleagues and to Douglas College. The recipient must be a student of the Department of Child, Family and Community Studies.

    Beverley Miller Award

    This award has been established to recognize the considerable contribution that Beverley Miller has made to the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies and to Douglas College as a whole. This award was named for Beverley when she retired from Douglas, where she was Dean of the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies as well as an instructor in the Health Sciences department. The award will assist students in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies.

    Canstar Restorations Award

    The Canstar Restorations Award was established by company president, Jay Dargatz, in 2013 to support students in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies at Douglas College. Recipients must demonstrate financial need, with preference to students who volunteer in the community. Canstar Restorations was established in 1985 by Dargatz, a Douglas alumni and graduate of the Construction Management program. Canstar is committed to excellence and providing clients with "peace of mind", and has partnered with the Foundation to extend this commitment to students in need at Douglas College.

    Cheryl Hagan Memorial Award

    In 2013, Amber Callaghan established the Cheryl Hagan Memorial Award to honour her mother and to assist students in the social services fields at Douglas College. Cheryl began working for Douglas College in 1994 and used her expertise as an employment, career and rehabilitation counselor to deliver, develop and manage award winning programs that helped people transition into the labour market. Cheryl served as an exemplary role model and was always the first to help those in need, both professionally and personally. She will be remembered for her compassion, bright smile and optimistic outlook. Recipients of the Cheryl Hagan Memorial Award must be enrolled in any program with the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies and demonstrate a commitment to helping others.

    Jessie Fenton Canadian Daughters' League Award

    The Jessie Fenton Canadian Daughters' League Award was established in 1992 with the purpose of recognizing students enrolled in any teaching program at Douglas College that supports individuals with disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to: Behaviour Intervention, Classroom & Community Support Worker, Co-occurring Disorders, Employment Supports Specialty, Sign Language Interpretation, Therapeutic Recreation and Psychiatric Nursing. Demonstrated community or College activity involvement is also taken into consideration.

    John Halani Award of Distinction

    BC’s Honorary Consul General of Uganda, John Halani, created this award in 2016 to recognize and reward individuals participating in the Global Affairs Canada IYIP, Douglas College Uganda Project through two essay prizes valued at $500 each. Mr. Halani has supported the Douglas College Uganda Program since its inception in 2005.

    Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation Award

    The purpose of the Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation Award is to support Douglas College students enrolled in the Sport Science program, Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching program, or any Health Sciences or Child, Family & Community Studies program. Students must demonstrate a commitment to their community through volunteer work; with a preference given to residents of Port Moody and the Tri-Cities.

     


     

    CHILD AND YOUTH CARE

    Amanda Todd Legacy Award supported by the Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities

    The Amanda Todd Legacy Award supported by the Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities was created on October 10, 2015 by Carol Todd, with the support of the Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities. That date marked the third anniversary of her 15 year old daughter, Amanda's, death by suicide. This date is also the date of World Mental Health Day. This legacy award pays tribute to, and honours, Amanda, who has been described as a "transformative angel".

    Dave Burgess and Doug Estergaard Award of Distinction

    Established in 2004, this award was initially created in Memory of Dave Burgess by his colleagues at Douglas College, including Doug Estergaard. After Doug passed away in 2016 his family decided to change the fund name to the Dave Burgess and Doug Estergaard Award of Distinction as both men shared a strong belief around the qualities that made for an outstanding student and youth support worker. Dave spoke often of the importance of “tenacity” and “humour” and not being afraid to express opinions that may differ from popular wisdom. Doug translated that into "critical thinking skills" and "independent thought". Doug also valued humour and people who demonstrated leadership skills. These qualities, as well as excellence in academics, are what recipients of this award must exhibit. A recipient from the Child & Youth Care program will be selected in even years. A recipient from the Youth Justice program will be selected in odd years.

     


     

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

    Anne Elizabeth Carscadden Award

    The Anne Elizabeth Carscadden Award was first established as an annual award, in 2012, by Don Carscadden. Don created this award in honour of his sister, Anne Elizabeth Carscadden, who passed away on March 12, 2012 at the age of 48 after a battle with cancer. Anne spent her life focused on helping children, including those with special needs, supported by her training in Early Childhood Education from Douglas College. Anne was always passionate about teaching children and adults about what is important in life, how to pay attention to all the details along the way and to have a positive outlook. It was the hope of those family members Anne left behind that Early Childhood Education students at Douglas College would benefit from the financial support of an award as they take up the call to help children gain knowledge and confidence. The purpose remains the same with this endowment but with the added intent of keeping Anne's memory alive in perpetuity.

    Cathleen Smith ECE Award

    This award was established to honour Cathleen Smith who was hired in 1974 as a member of the original teaching team in the Douglas College Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. She pioneered and developed ECE courses for working with children needing extra support. She retired from Douglas College in 1994 and moved to Whitehorse where she continues to advocate for children and families and promote high quality early childhood programs. This award is for an ECE student with a preference for a student entering the inclusive practices option.

    Christine Young Award

    This fund was created by Jean Hammer in memory of her daughter, Christine, who was born with a congenital heart disease. Despite difficulties with her health, Christine lived a courageous and spirited life. This award provides aid to students in the Early Childhood Education Program who have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.

     


     

    EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SPECIALTY

    Employment Support Specialty Advanced Certificate Award

    Community Living BC (CLBC) has been supporting students enrolled in the Employment Support Specialty Advanced Certificate program at Douglas College since 2013. CLBC is a provincial crown agency who delivers supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia. They work to create communities where people with developmental disabilities have more choices about how they live, work and contribute. The purpose of the Employment Support Specialty Advanced Certificate Award is to recognize and reward students enrolled in this program.

    Employment Roundtable of the Tri-Cities Award of Distinction

    The Employment Roundtable of the Tri-Cities has been bringing together service providers, employers, schools and colleges for over fifteen years, helping to improve the conditions for economic and social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. In 2017, they established the Employment Roundtable of the Tri-Cities Award of Distinction to support students at Douglas College enrolled in the Employment Support Specialty Advanced Certificate program.

     


     

    LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION

    David Still Memorial Award of Distinction

    The David Still Memorial Award of Distinction was established in 2009 by the family and friends of David Still. David was an instructor at Douglas College in the Sign Language Interpretation Program for many years. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward students attending Douglas College in the Sign Language Interpretation program who mirror David’s dedication and passion for Sign Language Interpretation.

    Sorenson Communications Award

    Sorenson Communications works to provide the highest-quality communication products and services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and they are proud to support future sign language interpreters studying at Douglas College.

     


     

    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS TRAINING

    Business Advisory Council Award of Distinction

    The Business Advisory Council Bursary was established in 2006 to support students enrolled in the Opportunities Enabled Program (OEP). It was awarded annually to graduates who were continuing their post-secondary studies until cancellation of the OEP in 2008. Recognizing a need for assistance, the Business

    Advisory Council agreed to support Vocational Education and Skills Training, or VEST (formerly Adult Special Education), graduates who have barriers to education - diagnosed or undiagnosed. The purpose of this fund is to aid VEST graduates with the transition between school and employment by assisting with related costs, such as, work attire, transportation to interview sites, etc.

    Canadian Federation of University Women Award of Distinction

    The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Award of Distinction was established in 2003. CFUW - Coquitlam applies annual to the Gaming Commission of BC to receive a grant through their Direct Access Funding. Funds obtained through that grant are used to support students at Douglas College. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Career & Employment Preparation program with one award going to graduates of School District 43 and one to students with disabilities.

    Norman J. Goode Award of Distinction

    POLARIS Employment Services Society (POLARIS) established this award, in 2013, in recognition of Norman (Norm) J. Goode. Norm was a leader in establishing education, training and employment for job seekers who lived with the ever changing labels of developmental disability or intellectual disability (or mental handicap in an earlier era). As a volunteer with POLARIS Norm championed employment for all in the early 1980s before others saw the importance. POLARIS was the first competitive employment service in British Columbia established in 1977 and operated until 2012. Its purpose was to provide quality employment services to employers and to persons with a developmental disability. Employers were assisted to meet their business needs through the employment of persons with a developmental disability while job seekers would have the same opportunities as other citizens for employment consistent with their needs, interests and capabilities.

     


     

    YOUTH JUSTICE

    Bernie Agg Award of Distinction

    The Bernie Agg Scholarship was established in 2003 by Tim Agg, former Executive Director of PLEA Community Services Society of BC, in honour of his father Bernie Agg's contributions to youth justice. Bernie was a probation officer, founder of the DARE Program and co-founder of Vancouver's Step Up School. The purpose of the scholarship was to recognize & reward academic excellence in students enrolled in their 2nd year of the Youth Justice Diploma program who planned to continue their education in a related field after graduation. In 2016, Tim wanted to ensure students who came just under the required minimum GPA of 3.5 for scholarships didn't miss out on being eligible for this award and lowered his GPA requirement to 3.33. As a result the fund was renamed the Bernie Agg Award of Distinction. After Tim's retirement in 2016, PLEA committed to continuing their support of this award with a $1,000 donation annually.

    Dave Burgess and Doug Estergaard Award of Distinction

    Established in 2004, this award was initially created in Memory of Dave Burgess by his colleagues at Douglas College, including Doug Estergaard. After Doug passed away in 2016 his family decided to change the fund name to the Dave Burgess and Doug Estergaard Award of Distinction as both men shared a strong belief around the qualities that made for an outstanding student and youth support worker. Dave spoke often of

    the importance of “tenacity” and “humour” and not being afraid to express opinions that may differ from popular wisdom. Doug translated that into "critical thinking skills" and "independent thought". Doug also valued humour and people who demonstrated leadership skills. These qualities, as well as excellence in academics, are what recipients of this award must exhibit. A recipient from the Child & Youth Care program will be selected in even years. A recipient from the Youth Justice program will be selected in odd years

    Andy and Helen Andrews Memorial Award

    The Andy and Helen Andrews Memorial Award of Distinction was established, in 2000, with the purpose of recognizing and rewarding student athletes at Douglas College who demonstrate both academic excellence, as well as, significant athletic achievements in their sport. One male and one female student athlete, with the highest GPA, will be selected annually to receive this award.

    BC Wrestling Association Endowment

    The BC Wrestling Association established this award initially in 1992 with the purpose of supporting Douglas College students who were members of the Douglas College wrestling team. The terms were changed in 2018 to reflect changes within BC Wrestling and wrestling at Douglas College.

    Centaur Products Sports Award of Distinction

    Centaur Products Inc. has been providing quality sports surfacing, spectator seating, scoreboards, electronic message displays and gymnasium equipment to the Canadian athletic community since 1973. They established the Centaur Products Sports Award of Distinction, in 1994, in recognition of its status as a supplier of equipment and flooring to Douglas College. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward student athletes playing for any Douglas College Athletics team where the season spans 2 semesters.

    Coach Frick and Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award of Distinction

    This award was previously called the Coach Frick Wheelchair Basketball Award of Distinction. In 2016, Coach Frick teamed up with Rick Hansen to re-establish the fund with a purpose of recognizing student athletes who have been identified as difference makers. A difference maker is someone whose leadership inspires others to take action and who is passionate about using their spirit to ignite the talent of others. The energy of a difference maker empowers others to believe in their own potential, and removes the barriers of society to create a more inclusive world, as has been demonstrated by the work of Tim Frick and Rick Hansen.

    Columbia Integrated Health Centre Award of Distinction

    Dr. John Dang, Clinic Director of Columbia Integrated Health Centre, established this award in 2014 to celebrate and recognize student athletes who, during the course of the season and from within their respective sports, have sustained an injury and have undergone rehabilitation to return to pre-injury status. An active sportsman himself, he personally relates to athletes who suffer injury and are faced with the challenges of overcoming such physical adversities to return to competition. As a clinician, having tr

    many injured players, he knows first-hand the mental and physical commitment necessary to return to sports. In honour of such determination and passion for athletics Dr. Dang is proud to recognize these student athletes with this award.

    Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction

    The Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction was created in 2015 by Dave Seaweed, the Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator at Douglas College. Dave is a Douglas College alumnus of the Sport Science program. His first job at Douglas College was running intramurals while working with student athletes. In his current role at the College he continues to work with these departments and stays active in the community as a referee and coach for basketball. Dave decided to combine all of his passions and create an award that supports Aboriginal students, Student Athletes, and either the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs.

    Download the application form

    David Munro Basketball Award of Distinction

    The candidate(s) for this award must have participated in the Best in the West Basketball SuperCamp. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership both on the court and in the classroom. Student recipients must be positive role models and possess a strong work ethic.

    Douglas College Athletic Award

    This award was established by the Douglas College Centre for Campus Life (CCL), now known as Student Affairs & Services, to recognize athletic excellence. The purpose of this fund is to support student athletes at Douglas College.

    Douglas College Rugby Award

    The Douglas College Rugby Award was created, in 1994, by the United Rugby Club. The purpose of this award is to support students at Douglas College who play rugby and it was a wish (not mandatory) that there be two awards distributed each year; one to a female athlete and a second to a male athlete.

    Douglas International Student-Athlete of the Year Award

    The Douglas International Student-Athlete of the Year was established by the Douglas College Athletics department though a generous donation by Douglas International. The purpose of the fund is to recognize international student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic performance.

    Gail Moore Memorial Award of Distinction 

    The Gail Moore Memorial Award of Distinction was created in 2008, in memory of Gail Moore, by her family to support female golfers in BC. Gail was a well-known amateur golfer who was a three-time Canadian Junior Champion, a two-time Canadian Amateur Champion, Canadian Open Champion, three-time member of Canada's World Amateur team, and three-time member of Canada's Commonwealth Team. Throughout her career, Gail earned positions on 21 provincial teams and seven national teams. As a result of her many accomplishments and contributions to golf, Gail was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Golf Hall of Fame, and the PNGA Hall of Fame. Sadly, Gail lost her battle with cancer in 1993 at the age of 49. Her husband Jim, and their three children, Dana, Julie and James, established this award in her memory.

    Jordan Kornberger "Bleed Green" Memorial Award of Distinction

    The Jordan Kornberger "Bleed Green" Memorial Award of Distinction was established, in 2015, by the Douglas Students' Union Athletes Council. Jordan was a member of the Douglas College Baseball team, and was as an avid supporter of all Douglas teams. He is remembered for his charismatic personality, dedication to the game, and endless love for his Douglas College family. It's purpose of this award is to recognize other student athletes who demonstrate characteristics similar to Jordan, such as leadership, school spirit and a strong work ethic.

    Katy-Cole McGilligan Men's Basketball Award of Distinction

    The Katy Cole-McGilligan Men's Basketball Award of Distinction (previously a Bursary) was established, in 2004, to reward and recognize Douglas College students who were members of the Men's Basketball Team. In 2015, this award was expanded to include all student athletes although keeping a preference to members of the Men's Basketball team. Katy Cole-McGilligan is a local athlete who demonstrates courage, strength of character and a passion for sports and was a strong student. The award is presented to student athletes who demonstrate similar characteristics.

    Kruger Award

    The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students.

    Margaret Mason Women's Basketball Award of Distinction

    Margaret Mason established this fund in 2007 to support women students playing on the basketball team at Douglas College. Mason played varsity basketball away from home and it was a financial challenge for her parents who, at one time, had three children away at school. She understands the commitment involved in playing a sport at the college/university level and the hours involved which makes it difficult to get part-time work. Her award is designed to support the commitment shown by a female basketball athlete who is also able to excel academically.

    Our All, Our Honour Award of Distinction Supported by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC

    The "Our All, Our Honour Award of Distinction Supported by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC" is a legacy from the 2018 CCAA Women's Soccer National Championships hosted by Douglas College Athletics. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC wished to support the event, women's soccer and the community by creating a fund that recognized a Douglas College student athlete on the women's soccer team who had made exceptional contributions to the community.

    Peter & Kathleen Kerr Memorial Award of Distinction

    The Peter & Kathleen Kerr Memorial Award of Distinction was established, in 2015, by their daughter Nicki Kerr. This award was originally created in honour of her father Peter Kerr, a professional soccer player, who competed in England, Scotland and South Africa. In 2015, Nicki's mother, Kathleen Kerr, passed away and she updated the fund to honour both of her parents. This award rewards and recognizes student athletes on either the Douglas College Royals Men's or Women's soccer team.

    Reward a Royal

    The Reward a Royal program was created to provide financial assistance to participating Douglas College athletic teams. All fundraising monies received in response to the Reward a Royal campaign are designated to the donor's team of choice and must be used for the purpose of student athlete awards, purchasing supplies, equipment, exhibition competitions (e.g. meals, accommodations, travel expenses or fees) or academic support programs. When funding is disbursed in the form of an award, recipient(s) must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credits within any program, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and demonstrate extraordinary performance or contribution to their team as identified by the coaching staff and Athletics department

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Canadian Western Bank Award

    This award was established by the Canadian Western Bank to benefit students in need who are enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference will be given to a student with a course load and structure that could lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Douglas College, and who is also engaged in volunteer activities of service to the community. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

    Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre Award

    This fund was established by Ron Little, owner and general manager of the Coquitlam Inn. Preference is given to students in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Students in other business programs will also be considered. Evidence of involvement in College or community activities is required. Preference will be given to a student with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

    Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award

    The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration created this award with a one time donation, in 2001, from their Faculty Productivity Incentive fund and through international consulting projects. In 2010, the Lothar Heinrich Agencies Scholarship balance was also merged into this endowment. The purpose of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award is to support students enrolled in any program within the Faculty who are facing a financial barrier to their education. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

    HSBC Bank Canada Business Award

    This special anniversary endowment fund was set up by HSBC to support Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration students attending Douglas College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference is given to students involved in community activities, and to students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall and winter semesters.

    Jack Cewe Award

    A minimum $300 award is made available through this endowment that recognizes the lifelong contribution to the community by Jack Cewe, founder and owner of Jack Cewe Ltd., his leadership in terms of the gravel industry and his commitment to his employees. Jack believed in the power of education and supported Douglas College for many years prior to his death in 2008. Eligible students must be entering their second year or higher of any Health Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration or Science and Technology programs at Douglas College and be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. The award is offered annually in the fall and winter semesters.

    Jean Lownds Andrew Award

    The Chi Epsilon Alumnae of the Alpha Iota Sorority created this fund in memory of Jean Lownds Andrew. It provides an award to a student in a Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration program. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application, and preference is given to students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

    Kruger Award

    The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference will be given to students who are members of any Douglas College varsity athletics team, and to students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

    Peter Legge Leadership Award

    Peter Legge is an award-winning business leader and an internationally-renowned motivational speaker at the helm of the largest independently owned magazine company in Western Canada.  He is also the author of 17 best-selling books.  A longtime supporter of Douglas College, Peter joined the Douglas College Foundation as an Honorary Board Member in 2011 and established the Peter Legge Leadership Award to recognize and support student leaders in the Commerce and Business Administration Program at Douglas College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference is given to students with financial need, and that participate in volunteer activities. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

    Real Estate Foundation Award

    The purpose of the Real Estate Foundation Award is to support students enrolled in any real estate related course at Douglas College. It also recognizes students who are licensed real estate agents, have family members that are licensed real estate agents, and those who plan to pursue a career in real estate. The award is offered annually in the winter and fall semesters.

    TYGO Commerce & Business Administration Award

    A minimum $500 award is made available through this endowment. Peter and Gonnie vanTongeren, McDonald’s Restaurant owner/operators (TYGO Enterprises Ltd.) and business leaders in the Tri-Cities, created this award of distinction in 2017. The van Tongerens believe in strengthening their community by supporting others. Recognizing the importance of open and accessible post-secondary education, the couple established this award of distinction to reward hardworking students in the Business Administration and Business Management programs. The award is based on the recommendation of faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College. Preference is given to students with volunteer experience at non-profit organizations. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

     


     

    ACCOUNTING

    Pacific Blue Cross – John D. Seney CPA CGA Memorial Award

    A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established by Pacific Blue Cross in 2019, through the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation. This award is named to honour the memory of former CEO John D. Seney CPA CGA, in recognition of his contribution to Pacific Blue Cross over his 35 year tenure and his role in establishing the organization through the joining of MSA and CU&C. The award is based on the recommendation of faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College. Preference is given for 3rd and 4th year accounting student with demonstrated leadership, community involvement, and that intent to enter CPA program upon graduation. The award is offered year-round.

     


     

    BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Ben and Eleanor Kendall Award

    Ben and Eleanor Kendall created this Award, in 2007, to recognize and reward students, enrolled in any Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program at Douglas College, who demonstrated both financial need and academic excellence. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

    Enterprise Rent-a-Car Award

    The purpose of this fund is to provide awards to students in their second year of the Business Management and Marketing Management programs within the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at Douglas College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference is given to second year female students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

    RBC Dominion Securities Community Investment Award

    A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established in 2006 by investment professionals Eric Sommerfeld and Tracy Price who are passionate about working with the non-profit industry and believe that it is important to give back, and to support, the communities where they live and work. In 2013, Tracy Price renewed the award for two years, renamed it the RBC Dominion Securities Community Investment Award and was joined in her commitment by Steven Kamachi, Branch Manager at RBC Dominion Securities in New Westminster. They share a passion for supporting the local community and post-secondary education. Preference is given to students that demonstrate financial need, and with volunteer experience at non-profit organizations. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

    Joe and Rosalie Segal Award

    A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established by Joe and Rosalie Segal, who donated $10,000 to the Peter Legge International Institute for Sales Excellence. In 2018, it was recognized that the Institute for Sales Excellence had taken a new direction. At that time the original terms of reference for the Joe and Rosalie Segal Award were updated to provide support for students in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Management program. Preference is given to students that demonstrate financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

     


     

    COMPUTING SCIENCE & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Crozet Science & Technology Award 

    The Crozet Science & Technology Award was established, in 1999, by Mark & Darlene Crozet, former Executive Director of Douglas College Foundation. The purpose of the award is to recognize and rewards female students enrolled in any program with the Faculty of Science and Technology, or within the Computing Science & Information Systems (Diploma) within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Preference is given to students who display a career goal of, or interest in, pursuing a degree in the Sciences. Preference is also given to female students that demonstrate financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

     


     

    HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

    Hotel Association of Vancouver Award

    A $3,000 award is offered annually by the Hotel Association of Vancouver to a student in any hospitality program. The award recognizes a student who demonstrates strong academic performance, community/sector engagement, and is open to be mentored or engage with members of the Hotel Association of Vancouver.

     

    Jim Sator Award

    The Jim Sator Award was created in 2004 by a fundraising event, hosted by students enrolled in the then Hotel & Restaurant Management program at Douglas College, in honour of Jim Sator. Jim was a beloved Faculty member and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration until his retirement in 2003. After Jim’s passing in 2014 many of his friends & former colleagues also made donations to the award in his memory. In 2016, the award was updated to reflect the Hotel & Restaurant Management program’s name change to Hospitality Management. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

     


     

    LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Cassady & Company Award 

    Cassady & Company has partnered with Douglas College Foundation to create an award for students in either the Legal Studies Diploma program or the Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate or Citation programs. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate evidence of financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

     


     

    MARKETING

    Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence (CIMI) Award of Distinction

    This award was initially established in 2008 by the former Canadian Institute of Market Intelligence (CIMI) to support Douglas College students entering their second year of either the Marketing Management Diploma or the BBA Marketing Program. CIMI was jointly established by the National Research Council and Douglas College to assist with the development and commercialization of new technologies through competitive market intelligence. In 2016, the designated programs were updated to begin supporting students enrolled in either the Marketing Diploma or Marketing Post-Degree Diploma programs. In 2017, the award was updated again to include both domestic & international students. As well, the enrollment criteria was adjusted to include students in either the Marketing Intelligence or Marketing Research courses who demonstrate enthusiasm in class for the development and commercialization of new technologies through competitive market intelligence. The award is based on the recommendation of the Marketing department. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

    Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building Award

    The Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building fund has, since 2012, matched student teams in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration with non-profit agencies in need of assistance with marketing, communications, research, promotion, fund-raising, social media, websites and event planning. Students benefit from gaining practical work experience, while community partners gain valuable business tools and strategies that build capacity. The award is based on the recommendation of the Marketing department. The award is offered year-round.

    Eric (Bunny) Moffatt Memorial Award

    Bunny spent the majority of his adult life working in the sales and marketing field for a wide variety of companies. For the last 25 years of his life he concentrated specifically on the sales and marketing of new homes for some of the largest construction/land development companies in Western Canada and became a leader in the industry. This fund provides an award to students in the Marketing Program. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

     


     

    MARKETING AND SALES

    BMO Bank of Montreal Award

    The BMO Bank of Montreal Award was established in 2013 with the purpose of supporting Douglas College students, with a demonstrated financial need, who are active in their community. BMO Bank of Montreal committed to supporting students with an annual award valued at $1,000. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Sales and/or Marketing courses offered at the New Westminster campus. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

    Chestnut Community Music School Award of Distinction

    This endowment was established courtesy of Laura Chestnut's Estate. Laura was a patron of the arts, both performing and display, at Douglas College awards valued at approximately $300 will be given annually to students who are enrolled in Community Music School lessons at Douglas College and who demonstrate great potential for performance excellence. Course and/or lesson fees owing to the Community Music School must be paid in full before cheques will be issued to award recipients. Selections are made by the Community Music School.

    Ellen Edwards Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Programs Award of Distinction

    This fund was established in 2005 in honour of Ellen Edwards upon her retirement from the Networking, Education and Training for Workers in Employment, Rehabilitation and Career Counselling (NETWERCC) under the name Ellen Edwards Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Programs Award of Distinction.  Ellen was the Executive Director of NETWERCC (now BC Career Development Association) and this award was created in recognition of her outstanding contribution (since 1992) to the development, marketing and quality maintenance of the Career Development Practitioner Programs in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies (CFCS) in Continuing Education at Douglas College.

    Health Sciences Continuing Education Award of Distinction in Honour of James Doerr

    The James H. Doerr Award was established in honour of Jim Doerr upon his retirement from Douglas College in 1995. Jim was the Dean of Community Programs and Services at Douglas College for many years and the award was created in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Continuing Education at Douglas College and his belief in lifelong learning. The Natural Health & Healing fund was established in 2001 when Douglas College co-sponsored a presentation by Deepak Chopra. The fund was to support British Columbia residents who were enrolled in Health Science Continuing Education courses.  In 2010, the James H. Doerr Award & Natural Health & Healing Fund were combined with the purpose of recognizing and supporting students enrolled in any Health Sciences Continuing Education program or course at Douglas College. 

    Entrance awards are given to outstanding students entering a full-time Douglas College credential program. To be eligible, you need a minimum 75% standing.

    Coquitlam 1991 BC Summer Games Award

    This fund was created as part of the legacy provided by the 1991 BC Summer Games, held in Coquitlam. The award is available to a graduate of Centennial High School, with a minimum 75% in all Grade 11 and 12 courses (a high school transcript must be attached to the application). There should be evidence (a letter of recommendation) of involvement in school or community athletic activities.

    Douglas College 50th Anniversary Entrance Award

    The Douglas College 50th Anniversary Entrance Award was created to recognize students who are new to Douglas College from secondary school or other post secondary institution. It also recognizes students who excel in their studies and contribute to their community through contributions to the promotion of social justice and truth and reconciliation.

    Douglas College Music Entrance Award of Distinction

    The Hugh Livingstone Maze Music Award of Distinction was created in 1998 through a gift from the estate of Hugh Livingston Maze. In 1994, the Meiji University Mandolin Old Boys (OB) Club created an Award of Distinction after performing a benefit concert for the Centre for International Education and Douglas College Foundation at the Massey Theatre. The purpose of both awards was to recognize and reward students entering their first year of the University Transfer Music Diploma program at Douglas College.

    In 2016, the Douglas College Music Department made the decision to merge these two funds with their entrance Award of Distinction, originally created in 1990, and rename the award the Douglas College Music Entrance Award of Distinction. This merger will yield a higher annual distributable income from investment and allow the department to grant more substantial awards to deserving students. Hugh Livingstone Maze and the Meiji University Mandolin OB Club will continue to be recognized individually for their contributions during the annual Music award ceremony.

    Douglas International Education Entrance Award

    In recognition of Douglas Internationals' diverse group of students from around the world they began offering entrance scholarships based on key geographic regions. The Douglas International Education Entrance Award recognizes & recruits students based on academic performance and their capabilities to contribute to the internationalization of Douglas College. Preference will be given to students coming from less-represented countries.

    Douglas International Music Entrance Award

    The Douglas International Music Entrance Award was created, in 2018, to encourage international students to enrol in the Douglas College Music Diploma program. Douglas International has committed to funding this award at $14,000 per year for 2 years.

    Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award

    The Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award was established, in 2007, by Faixfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) to provide two entrance awards to students entering any full time program of study at Douglas College. Recipients are eligible to receive a 2nd year of funding should they continue to meet all eligibility criteria. In 2018, Fairfax increased the value of these awards from $3,500 per year to $4,000 per year, per recipient. They also expanded their offer to include 3 new students per year. To recognize the many Degree programs offered at Douglas College, Fairfax will now offer a maximum of 4 years of support to one of these three students should they be enrolled in a Degree program after the initial 2 years of funding has been exhausted, should they continue to meet all eligibility criteria each semester. The main objective of these awards are to assist worthy candidates for whom the cost of pursing a post-secondary education would be a serious impediment.

    Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Voice Entrance Award 

    The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Voice Entrance Award was established, in 2015, by the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir. The purpose of this entrance award is to support recent high school graduates enrolling in the Douglas College Music Diploma program, with a focus on studying Voice. 

    The Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Award

    The Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Award was created in 2016 through a generous donation of $250,000 from The Joyce Foundation. The purpose of the award is to provide support for first year students at Douglas College, who have recently graduated from high school and who demonstrate financial need, with the cost of tuition, school fees and books. Having not been able to obtain a post-secondary education when he was young, due to financial hardship, Ron Joyce intends this award to provide transformational support for students at Douglas College. The Foundation’s primary focus is to provide access to education for children and youth with significant financial need or facing other socio-economic barriers to success.

    Loyal Protestant Association Entrance Award

    The Loyal Protestant Association established this entrance award with a $5,000 donation in 2016. The purpose of the fund is to reward and recognize high school students from New Westminster, Burnaby or the Tri-Cities wishing to begin their post-secondary education at Douglas College. The Loyal Protestant Association is one of BC’s oldest charities and is dedicated to helping students succeed in life.

    Naked Stage Readers Theatre Entrance Award

    This award was created by Jim Trimble & The Naked Stage Theatre to support a high school student entering their first year of studies in the theatre program at Douglas College.

    Y.P. Heung Foundation Entrance Award

    The Y.P. Heung Foundation created this fund in 2019 to address the rising cost of post-secondary tuition fees and the general challenge of “affordability” in all major urban centers in the Province of BC. The funds will create academic awards to encourage and support new entrants in their venture into post-secondary education. The Y.P. Heung Foundation believes that through education, the gap of inequality in the future will be reduced, thus enhancing the economic performance of the overall community.

    1992 BC Games for the Physically Disabled Award

    Created from part of the legacy of the 1992 BC Games for the Physically Disabled held in Maple Ridge that year, this fund provides awards to students with physical disabilities, or those training to enter a field involving work with the physically challenged. Recipients must be B.C. residents and Canadian citizens. Preference will be given to residents of Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge.

    Amanda Todd Legacy Award

    Carol Todd established this award in December 2015 to pay tribute to, and honour, her daughter Amanda Todd who has been described as “a transformative angel”. Amanda died by suicide at the age of 15 in October 2012. Eligible recipients may be enrolled in any program that focuses on mental health issues. They must also have volunteer experience with youth suffering from mental health issues. Preference will be given to students who reside within the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody).

    Badrudin (Bud) Charania Memorial Award

    This award has been established in memory of Bud Charania, long-time employee of Impark and friend to Douglas College. The recipients of this award must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Applicants from all areas of study will be considered. 

    Canadian Federation of University Women Award of Distinction

    The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Award of Distinction was established in 2003. CFUW - Coquitlam applies annual to the Gaming Commission of BC to receive a grant through their Direct Access Funding. Funds obtained through that grant are used to support students at Douglas College.  Preference is given to students enrolled in the Career & Employment Preparation program with one award going to graduates of School District 43 and one to students with disabilities.

    Coca-Cola & Stewart Graham International Volunteer Award of Distinction

    The Stewart Graham Memorial International Volunteer Award of Distinction was established by an estate gift from Stewart Graham in 1997. Stewart Graham worked with the Department of Education in the 1960s and 1970s when colleges were being established and is considered one of the educational architects of Douglas College. The award supported Douglas College students who were engaged in any Douglas College approved international volunteer program. The Coca-Cola Bursary was established by Coca-Cola in 2001 to support students enrolled in any program of study at Douglas College. Coca-Cola works to refresh the world, inspire moments of optimism, create value and make a difference. The two funds were merged in 2016 and became the Coca-Cola & Stewart Graham International Volunteer Award of Distinction. The award continues to support Douglas College students in any program of study who are engaged in an international volunteer program, including unpaid service learning, practicum or internship placements.

    Community Builder Prize

    The Community Builder Prize was established by Douglas College Foundation in 2016, using surplus funds made possible by the Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building Program. The purpose of the Community Builder Prize is to recognize both an individual students and group participants who demonstrate the ability to build community through initiatives or projects.

    Douglas College Award for Educational Excellence

    Established in 1999 by the Douglas College Education Council, the Douglas College Award of Distinction for Educational Excellence recognizes the best Douglas College has to offer the world - an individual who has strived for excellence in learning and is passionate about the community. The recognition package includes lunch with Douglas College’s President and, starting in 2015, a $500 cash award.

    Douglas College Faculty Association Award

    The Douglas College Faculty Association (DCFA) established this endowment in 1992 to assist students who are in financial need yet demonstrate academic ability. The DCFA Award is presented annually to hardworking student(s) at the college who are enrolled in full-time studies. Whenever possible, preference is given to family members of Douglas College Faculty or BCGEU staff. In 2010, the Douglas College Faculty Association Bursary was rolled into this Award.

    Douglas College International Education Award of Distinction

    The Douglas College International Education Award of Distinction endowment fund was created in 1995 by Douglas College International (then Douglas College Centre for International Education). The purpose of the fund is to recognize and reward international students returning to Douglas College who have demonstrated excellence over time, having completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.

    Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction

    The purpose of this fund is to support Douglas College students on work/study abroad activities. Work/study abroad may include the following: institutional academic exchange with a partner institution; field school; service learning; language training; practicum and unpaid or partially paid internship/co-operative work term.

    Douglas Students' Union Domestic Student Leadership Award

    The Douglas Students’ Union (DSU) established a scholarship, in 1989, to recognize & reward students who have demonstrated academic excellence while enrolled in any program or Faculty at Douglas College. In 2017, the DSU revised the criteria and renamed the fund the Douglas Students’ Union Domestic Student Leadership Award to ensure financial need, as well as academic achievement, would be taken into consideration. The DSU is one of the founding members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), and works with more than 80 other students' unions across the country to campaign for more accessible post-secondary education and to provide services to students. The DSU represents students’ needs and concerns within Douglas College and in the greater community, working to provide services to improve the lives of its members.

    Dr. Philip Popove Memorial Award

    The Dr. Philip Popove Memorial Award was created in 1987 by Myrna Popove in memory of her husband.

    FSO Student Ambassador Award of Distinction 

    The ONS Student Ambassador Award of Distinction was created, in 2009, by the Douglas College Office for New Students (ONS). It's purpose was to recognize and reward the dedication and hard work of both domestic and international students who demonstrate commitment to Douglas College and the Student Ambassador program, as evidenced by their work ethic and performance. In 2018, the award name was changed to the FSO Student Ambassador Award of Distinction when ONS was renamed the Future Students’ Office (FSO). The purpose of the fund remains the same.

    Gordon Gilgan Award

    This award was established in honour of Gordon Gilgan, former faculty and long-time administrator at Douglas College. Gordon was instrumental in establishing the Douglas College Centre for International Education, as well as Douglas College's Institute for Urban Ecology. This award is for a student residing in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows School District.

    Honorary Fellow Award In 2012, Douglas College gifted $20,000 to establish the Honorary Fellow Award in support of students with financial need who demonstrate leadership and community involvement. The hope is that this Award will continue to grow via tributes to and by Honorary Fellows.

    Japan Canada Educational & Cultural Award of Distinction

    This fund was established by contributions made by Momoyama Gakuin University (in 1986), Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (KUFS) (in 2002), Shirafuji Academy (in 1992) and the Japan Canada Educational & Cultural Exchange Foundation (JACEF) (in 2001) to support Canadian students attending Japanese educational institutions, as well as international students studying at Douglas College. In 2015, these institutions individual funds were merged to create the Japan Canada Educational & Cultural Award of Distinction. The purpose of the fund remained the same, to encourage Douglas College students to develop educational and cultural experiences in Japan, as well as to support Japanese national students studying at Douglas College.

    Jessie Fenton Canadian Daughters' League Award

    The Jessie Fenton Canadian Daughters' League Award was established in 1992 with the purpose of recognizing students enrolled in any teaching program at Douglas College that supports individuals with disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to: Behaviour Intervention, Classroom & Community Support Worker, Co-occurring Disorders, Employment Supports Specialty, Sign Language Interpretation, Therapeutic Recreation and Psychiatric Nursing. Demonstrated community or College activity involvement is also taken into consideration. 

    John and Elvi Clark Award

    The John and Elvi Clark Award was established, in 2012, by their children. John and Elvi came to Canada as immigrant children. New Westminster gave them a home and opportunity. They worked hard, becoming the first in their families to get a post-secondary education. Both were teachers, volunteers and, in retirement, tutors for the I-CARE program at Douglas College. A fund at Douglas College in New Westminster is the natural place for the children of John and Elvi to remember their parents and express their inherited belief in the value of community and education.

    Lau Award of Distinction

    Michelle Lau established this award in 2009 with the purpose of recognizing and rewarding excellence in Badminton players at Douglas College. The Badminton program was cancelled in 2015 so Michelle adjusted the terms of reference to support students who are either participating in the Douglas College Toastmasters club and/or the Co-operative (Co-op) Education program.

    Living Big Student Leader of the Year Award of Distinction

    Suzanne Kyra established the Living Big Award of Distinction in 2015 to encourage students to reach for success - live big - regardless of their situation. The name was changed in 2016 to the Living Big Student Leader of the Year Award of Distinction. Suzanne is an international empowerment speaker, registered clinical counsellor, certified coach and past clinical supervisor at SFU. She has a private practice and more than 30 years' experience. She is the author of the award-winning book Welcome Home to Yourself and is a frequent guest on Canadian and US radio shows and at conferences. She runs Living Big seminars, retreats and conferences throughout Metro Vancouver.  Suzanne joined the Board of Douglas College Foundation in 2010.

    Maggie Clark Award

    Ben and Eleanor Kendall established the Maggie Clark Award, in 2013, in honour of their grand-daughter, Maggie Clark. Each year the award supports one domestic student enrolled in any Post-Degree or Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program at Douglas College. Preference is given to single parents.

    Marion A. Quinlan Award

    Marion A. Quinlan, a long time resident and engaged citizen of New Westminster, has set up an endowed award to support students of Douglas College with the intent to provide awards to students from School District 40. Preference will be given to high school graduate from a New Westminster High School–School District 40.

    Moore and McCready Memorial Award

    The Sharon Moore & Matthew McReady Memorial Award was established by Ken Moore, former Douglas College instructor, in memory of his daughter (Sharon Moore) and his grandson (Matthew McReady) in 1992. The award was created with a purpose of supporting students in any program who have financial need, with preference given to those returning to school after time away and who may have been engaged with distance or correspondence learning. In 2012, Ken Moore passed away and the award was renamed to honour his memory alongside that of Sharon and Matthew.

    Norm and Larissa Streu Award

    The Norm and Larissa Streu Award, established in 2014, supports and recognizes students with financial need who are enrolled in in any program of study at Douglas College. Recognizing the importance of education, Norm and Larissa created this award to provide financial assistance to a person who has faced challenges or overcome adversity to become a student at Douglas College. 

    Peter W. Webster Award

    Peter W. Webster, chair of the Douglas College Foundation Board from 1987-91, and an Honorary Board member, established this award in 1992. Initially, this award rewarded and recognized the efforts of well-rounded students enrolled in the Hospitality Management and Criminology programs at Douglas College. In 2016, the award criteria changed. It continues to support Criminology students but focuses, as well, on supporting single parents within any program or Faculty.

    Real Estate Foundation Award

    The purpose of the Real Estate Foundation Award is to support students enrolled in any real estate related course at Douglas College. It also recognizes students who are licensed real estate agents, have family members that are licensed real estate agents, and those who plan to pursue a career in real estate. 

    R. Howard Webster Foundation STEP UP Award

    The Student Teams Exploring Pervasive Urban Problems (STEP UP) project, offered through various courses at Douglas College, allows students to get a hands-on, real-world experience. Through STEP UP, students practice teamwork skills and apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to explore the unique challenges of urban environments. Students learn to think deeply and critically about the societal challenges facing modern cities. From homelessness to traffic congestion, waste management to crime prevention, students are given the opportunity to go beyond the textbooks and to become immersed in a pervasive urban problem, working together to make recommendations for improvement. Through the generosity of the R. Howard Webster Foundation this  award was created to support students engaged in STEP UP courses. View STEP UP information.

    Sally Allan Memorial Award

    The Sally Allan Memorial Award was established, in 2006, by her daughters and their families. The purpose is to support mature students, with demonstrated financial need, enrolled in English courses at Douglas College. A preference will be given to students with a disability.

    Virginia Chisholm Memorial Award

    The Virginia Chisholm Memorial Award was established to honour the memory of Virginia Chisholm, Douglas College Library Director from 1981-1999. Available to any student in any program who has a GPA of 3.0 and above and shows evidence of financial need.

    Wesbild LIFT Mentorship Award of Distinction

    In 2012, Wesbild announced the Wesbild Learning Initiative For Tomorrow (LIFT) Scholarship Program in support of students enrolled at CABE Secondary School in Coquitlam, BC. A number of these scholarship recipients chose to attend Douglas College (DC) but faced challenges when transitioning from a sheltered and supportive educational environment to the less-structured post-secondary environment. In 2017, DC created a mentorship program to help CABE students navigate their way through their first year at the College & promote a sense of belonging. Wesbild saw this as the ideal opportunity to expand their LIFT Scholarship program by creating the Wesbild LIFT Mentorship Award of Distinction. Wesbild mentors are DC students who are already involved in leadership positions and have been trained in leadership & mentoring. They are carefully matched with a CABE student to offer individually tailored support & guidance. This award recognizes these mentors for their dedication to the program.

    Women Do Recover Award of Distinction

    This annual award was established in January 2016 in partnership between Westminster House Treatment Centre for Women in New Westminster and Douglas College Foundation to encourage and support graduates of Westminster House in attaining a post-secondary credential. Recipients will receive up to $5,000 provided they take a minimum of six (6) credits in consecutive semesters (Summer optional). The funding is to be used to cover tuition, fees and books. Recipient(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 after their first semester, be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits each semester within any program or required upgrading courses, and have completed their program at Westminster House.

    A limited number of graduation awards are given in recognition of graduating students who have achieved a record of academic excellence at Douglas College. 

    Governor General's Bronze Medal

    A bronze medal, presented by the Governor General of Canada, is awarded annually to a Douglas College student at the June graduation ceremonies. It is considered the highest academic honour the College can bestow. The medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest overall average upon graduation from a two-year diploma program. No monetary value is attached to the award and no application is required. 

    Lance Ryan Vocal Achievement Award of Distinction

    Lance Ryan was a guitar student in the Basic Musicianship and University Transfer Programs from 1989 to 1992.  He has since become an internationally-renowned tenor based in Europe.  He is highly regarded for his dramatic singing in leading roles in Wagner operas.  In 2010, he gave a benefit concert at Douglas College, hosted by the Douglas College Alumni Association and the Music Department, as a way of giving back to the place that first nurtured his musicianship. The proceeds of the concert, along with generous donations made at the event, were used to establish the Lance Ryan Vocal Achievement Award of Distinction. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward graduating voice students who show great promise and intend to continue their vocal studies.

    Lieutenant-Governor's Silver Medal

    A silver medal, presented by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, is awarded annually to a Douglas College student at the June graduation ceremonies. It is awarded to the student upon graduation from a certificate program who, in the opinion of the selection committee, have excelled in their studies and who have contributed to the life of their post-secondary institution or their community. No monetary value is attached to the award and no application is required.

    Valedictorian Award

    The Valedictorian Award was established, in 2016, by Douglas College Foundation. The purpose is to recognize and reward Douglas College graduates who are chosen by the Dean/Associate Dean of each Faculty to be their Valedictorian(s).

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Amanda Todd Legacy Award of Distinction

    Carol Todd established this award in December 2015 to pay tribute to, and honour, her daughter Amanda Todd who has been described as "a transformative angel". Amanda died by suicide at the age of 15 in October 2012.  Eligible recipients must be enrolled in any program that focuses on mental health. This includes, but is not limited to, programs within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

    Jack Cewe Award 

    Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation Award

    The purpose of the Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation Award is to support Douglas College students enrolled in the Sport Science program, Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching program, or any Health Sciences or Child, Family & Community Studies program.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to their community through volunteer work; with a preference given to residents of Port Moody and the Tri-Cities.

    Silvia M. Wilson Memorial Award for Compassionate Care

    Silvia’s wife, Kelly McDermid, established the Silvia M. Wilson Memorial Award for Compassionate Care, in Silvia’s memory, with donations made by family, friends and others who were touched by her warmth. Silvia was a vital member of the Douglas College community for twenty-five years as teacher and coordinator of the Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) program and later as Associate Dean of Health Sciences. She played a pivotal role in establishing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (the first college degree program in Canada) and collaborating on plans for the state-of-the-art Health Sciences learning facility in Coquitlam, equipped with world-class simulation labs (this was ahead of the curve in Canada). As well, Silvia led the design team in creating the HCSW lab. Silvia's dedication to advancing the rigor of health care education prompted her work with CASN (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing) and other agencies involved in the accreditation of nursing programs throughout North America. Silvia embodied the care and compassion she encouraged in her students and above all, she was there for the students. She was their advocate, committed to helping them navigate life's obstacles to reach their goals. With her warmth and infectious smile, she brought out the best in all. This award recognizes a student who brings a deep sense of compassion and outstanding care to her/his caregiving role. A recipient from the HCSW program will be selected in even years. A recipient from the Bachelor of Science in nursing program will be selected in odd years.

     


     

    HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER 

    MPA Society Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Award in Mental Health & Addictions

    MPA Society established this annual award in 2010 to support and recognize Douglas College Health Care Support Worker and Community Mental Health Worker students who show initiative and innovation in the field of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) and Recovery in mental health. The MPA Society has been supporting and housing individuals with mental health and substance use issues through a wide range of services in Metro Vancouver since 1971. They are passionate about promoting the self-determination of people who experience mental health challenges. MPA Society believes that self-determination will ultimately result in the positive and successful integration of these people into our communities. MPA Society views these awards as an investment in the post-secondary education of individuals interested in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and provides recipients with the opportunity to access education and form relationships within the field of Mental Health & Addictions.

    Pacific Blue Cross Health Care Support Worker Award

    This award was established by the Pacific Blue Cross, in 2017, with the purpose of recognizing and supporting students enrolled in the Health Care Support Worker Certificate program.

    Rafaela Wilson Memorial Award of Distinction 

    This award was created in memory of Rafaela Wilson, mother of Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Silvia Wilson. Candidates must be enrolled in the final semester of the Health Care Support Worker Certificate Program and meet all requirements for graduation from the Health Care Support Worker Certificate Program. The recipient will have demonstrated clinical excellence, a compassionate nature as judged by faculty and staff, and have a minimum GPA of 3. 

     


     

    NURSING 

    Ayako Eileen Suarez Memorial Award

    This fund was established by Ayako's husband, Andres, and her family. The fund provides an award to students in the Douglas College Nursing program. Eligible students are also involved in College and/or community activities.

    Carly Reid Memorial Award

    The Carly Reid Memorial Award was created in 2006 in memory of Carly Reid by her family. Carly was a student in the Print Futures program at Douglas College and knew she had found her calling in writing. Carly gained compassion towards others with disabilities through the pain she faced while living with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward students living with a disease or disability who demonstrate similar characteristics to Carly. In 2014, the Print Futures program became the Professional Communication Post-Degree Diploma (PDD) program and the fund details were updated to reflect this change. Preference will be given to students enrolled in either the Professional Communication PDD program or the Nursing program.

    David Currie and Valerie Luciak Memorial Award

    In 2013, as the winner of Douglas College Foundation's Bursary Draw, a fundraising initiative held during their annual A Class Act gala event, Colleen Sherriff, along with her family, established the David Currie Memorial Award in memory of her father, David Currie. David is remembered as the man who would give you the shirt off his back and as an inspiration to those around him to “share the wealth”. In 2019, with the loss of her sister, Val Luciak, Colleen renamed the fund as a way to memorialize both her father and sister. As a dedicated working mum, Val graduated from the Douglas College (DC) Nursing program in 1985. Upon graduation she received the Governor General's Award and went on to complete her Bachelor's Degree. Val was a mentor to many nurses over the years and inspired others to do the same. The purpose of this award is to support Nursing students at DC facing financial barriers. Preference is given to students participating in a DC Nursing Peer Mentorship program. 

    Douglas College Nursing Award

    This fund, established in 1983, provides an award for a second-year Nursing student.

    Mary Gordon Nursing Award at Douglas College

    This award was created by Mary Gordon to recognize the importance of nursing education in British Columbia. As a graduate of the Royal Columbian Hospital Nursing School, Mrs. Mary Gordon, a former registered nurse, has dedicated herself to the nursing profession. This award honours the dedication that nursing professionals give to their patients on a daily basis, and encourages its continuation through the support of nursing education in British Columbia. Recipients must demonstrate clinical excellence, professional competence, empathy and compassion in patient care.

    Royal Columbian Hospital Nurses Alumnae Award

    In 1944, Beth McCann, a graduate of the VGH School of Nursing, and her friend Agnes “Gussy” MacPhail, an RCH graduate, formed the RCH School of Nursing Alumnae Association. Over the next few years, the Association would become a bastion of support for a whole student body. They offered small interest free loans and often shouldered the financial burden of graduation by purchasing caps for the graduates. Beyond this, charitable donations from the Association did a wide range of good in the nursing community. Everything from refurbishing the 1962 Sherbrooke residence Chapel, to paying for a student’s trip to England for further education. Still, in 2018, RCH Nurses Alumnae are making significant contributions to training and educating the next generation of nurses through the generous support of this endowment. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward Douglas College Nursing students who demonstrate excellence in clinical performance. Beginning in September 2019, this award will receive an additional $10,000 annually in perpetuity from Mrs. Mary Gordon who is an RCH School of Nursing alumna from 1959. Mrs. Gordon shares the view of the RCH Nursing Alumnae in the importance of compassion, empathy and exemplary clinical performance for our next generations of nurses.

     


     

    PSYCHIATRIC NURSING 

    Anshu & Romia Arora Psychiatric Nursing Entrance Awards

    Anshu & Romia Arora established this award, in 2017, as a reflection of their love to learn and their belief that money should not be a barrier for anyone obtaining an education. They chose to recognize students enrolling in their first semester of the Psychiatric Nursing program at Douglas College because of their admiration and respect for the dedication and passion these students show through their work in helping others

    College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC Award

    The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC established an Award in 1989 in order to support students enrolled in the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing program. In 1992, they also created the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC - Richard Strong Memorial Scholarship. In 2014, they decided to merge the scholarship with the award so that all awards can be distributed from one fund.

    Currey Family Award

    This award was created by Dave Currey, a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Agricultural Engineering Program, in order to assist outstanding Health Sciences students in their second year or higher who demonstrate financial need. The award honours his wife, Birgit Currey, a nurse in Sweden and at the Vancouver General Hospital, and their daughter, Ingrid Currey, a member of the Psychiatric Nursing Faculty at Douglas College. Preference will given to students enrolled in the Psychiatric Nursing Diploma or degree programs and who have volunteered in the community or at the college.

    Diana Gunderson Award of Distinction

    The Diana Gunderson Award of Distinction was established, in 1997, by Diana's family and Faculty from the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing department.  Diana was a dynamic and unique individual who taught for five years in the Psychiatric Nursing Program. She made a significant contribution to students and faculty through her humour, creativity, and passionate commitment to the psychiatric nursing profession. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward Psychiatric Nursing students enrolled in their final year of studies who demonstrate not only academic excellence but also caring and creativity in their clinical (practice/practicum) experience. 

    Jessie Fenton Canadian Daughters' League Award

    The Jessie Fenton Canadian Daughters' League Award was established in 1992 with the purpose of recognizing students enrolled in any teaching program at Douglas College that supports individuals with disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to: Behaviour Intervention, Classroom & Community Support Worker, Co-occurring Disorders, Employment Supports Specialty, Sign Language Interpretation, Therapeutic Recreation and Psychiatric Nursing. Demonstrated community or College activity involvement is also taken into consideration. 

    John Krushelniski Memorial Award of Distinction

    The John Krushelniski Award of Distinction was created in 2006 in memory of John Krushelniski. This memorial award recognizes his work with Forensics, Corrections and Psychiatric Nursing and his quiet, compassionate and caring nature. He was a role model to his colleagues and a friend to many. The Mary Johnson Memorial Award was established in 1992 in her memory by friends and colleagues in the PNUR program at Douglas College. In 2016, the faculty agreed to merge this fund with the John Krushelniski Award of Distinction. Uniting these two funds increases the income available for annual distribution. The faculty will continue to remember Mary and John by referencing them both during the PNUR awards ceremonies, at which students receive their awards.

    MPA Society Psychiatric Nursing Award of Distinction in Psychosocial Rehabilitation

    MPA Society PNUR Award of Distinction in PSR Application - Established in 2014, by the MPA Society, this annual award supports and recognizes Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing students who show initiative and innovation in the field of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) and Recovery in mental health. MPA Society has been supporting and housing individuals with mental health and substance use issues through a wide range of services in Metro Vancouver since 1971. They are passionate about promoting the self-determination of people who experience mental health challenges. MPA believes that self-determination that will ultimately result in positive and successful integration of these individuals into our communities. The intent of this Award is to recognize and reward individuals who excel in their overall psychiatric nursing studies (classroom and clinical practice courses).  MPA views these awards as an investment in the post-secondary education of individuals interested in the psychiatric nursing profession. The awards provide recipients with access to education and relationships within the Psychiatric Nursing field.

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Amanda Todd Legacy Award of Distinction

    Carol Todd established this award in December 2015 to pay tribute to, and honour, her daughter Amanda Todd who has been described as "a transformative angel".  Amanda died by suicide at the age of 15 in October 2012.  Eligible recipients must be enrolled in any program that focuses on mental health. This includes, but is not limited to, programs within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

    Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley Award

    This award reflects the Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley’s interests in matters of public concern and in the protection of our heritage and history. The Club also encourages Canadian unity and the increase of knowledge of Canada and other countries in the world. Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award

    The Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award was originally established, in 2010, to pay tribute to Ineke's commitment to education, her students, and her family. Upon Michael's retirement from Douglas College, his name was added to the title in honour of his long career and commitment to students and education. Ineke began her post secondary education later in life after moving to Canada in the 1970's. She was successful in obtaining a Master's Degree in Geography from Queen's University and won a national award for best thesis in Canadian Regional Geography. At the time of her passing in 2009, from cancer, Ineke was enrolled in a Doctoral program and posthumously she was awarded the J. Lewis Robinson Award for meritorious service to the discipline of Geography. Michael has a Doctorate from the University of Calgary and has travelled widely, teaching at colleges and universities in Canada, the U.S., China, and Japan. Michael retired, in 2014, after several years as Chair of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at Douglas and was awarded the title of Faculty Emeritus in 2015. He now works as a consultant, stays in touch regularly with his colleagues, as well as past students, and continues to pursue research relating to Ice-Age animals and ancient environments.

    Kimberley Gail Dowie Award

    This award was established by Laura Dowie to honour the life of her daughter, Kimberly Gail. Kim is remembered by her family as an all-star. She was magnanimous and possessed an infectious warmth and irrepressible optimism. While she was up for almost any challenge or adventure, including parachuting, scuba diving and joining in on a flight for a chance to cross the Arctic Circle, she had a passion for music and academia. At the time of her passing in 1975, Kim was studying archaeology and had accepted an offer to participate in an archaeological dig.

    Real Estate Foundation Award

    The purpose of the Real Estate Foundation Award is to support students enrolled in any real estate related course at Douglas College. It also recognizes students who are licensed real estate agents, have family members that are licensed real estate agents, and those who plan to pursue a career in real estate. 

     


     

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    Berkey Award in Anthropology To be awarded to a Douglas College student in the Anthropology Program. Preference will be given to Anthropology students who have completed, or are enrolled in at least one course in Archaeology at Douglas College. The award winner will have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and will have a demonstrated financial need.

     


     

    CRIMINOLOGY 

    Cassady & Company Award (Legal Administrative Assistant)

    Law Foundation of BC Award The Law Foundation of British Columbia established this award in 2007 to support Douglas College students enrolled in the Legal Studies Diploma program. With the introduction, in 2016, of a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology Degree program at Douglas College, the Law Foundation of BC committed to supporting students enrolled in either the Legal Studies or the Community and Institutional Practice streams of this degree program.

    Peter W. Webster Award 

     


     

    HISTORY 

    George and Mary Porges Prize in History

    George Porges established this prize in 2002 after teaching History at Douglas College from 1970 until his retirement in 1989. The purpose of this fund is to support students in their pursuit of history and the lessons one can learn from studying history. George passed away in 2004, at the age of 83, followed shortly there after by Mary, his wife of 50 years, in 2006. Eligible Students must have completed at least four History courses at Douglas College, two or more at the 2000 level, or higher, with an average grade of A- in all History courses completed. At least one of these courses must have been completed in the previous calendar year.

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Kimberley Gail Dowie Award

    This award was established by Laura Dowie to honour the life of her daughter, Kimberly Gail. Kim is remembered by her family as an all-star. She was magnanimous and possessed an infectious warmth and irrepressible optimism. While she was up for almost any challenge or adventure, including parachuting, scuba diving and joining in on a flight for a chance to cross the Arctic Circle, she had a passion for music and academia. At the time of her passing in 1975, Kim was studying archaeology and had accepted an offer to participate in an archaeological dig.

    Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Award of Distinction

    The Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Award of Distinction was established in her memory, in 2007, by her family. Laura was an avid patron of the arts who participated in numerous theatre productions in her community over the years. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward students enrolled in any university transfer Music program, Stagecraft and Event Technology, or Theatre program who demonstrate academic excellence, hard work, leadership and enthusiasm within their area of study.

     


     

    COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

    Chestnut Community Music School Award of Distinction

    This endowment was established courtesy of Laura Chestnut’s Estate. Laura was a patron of the Arts both performing and display at Douglas College. All or part of the interest earned annually on the contributed principal of the endowment will be used to provide awards to students enrolled in the Community Music School at Douglas College.

     


     

    CREATIVE WRITING

    Maurice Hodgson Creative Writing Award of Distinction

    Established in 2003, this award honours Maurice Hodgson, who founded and developed many of the Creative Writing courses at Douglas College (DC). He chaired the Creative Writing department for many years, was largely responsible for ensuring that EVENT Magazine would be housed at DC and founded the PEARLS Anthology for Creative Writing students. Maurice's role in bringing EVENT to DC was one of his proudest moments and a lasting legacy to his tenacity as EVENT continues to be one of the jewels in the DC crown. The award recognizes students who are passionate about writing, demonstrate academic excellence and, upon completion of their two-year Associate of Arts Degree program at DC, plan to enrol in an undergraduate Creative Writing Degree program at any other post-secondary institution.

     


     

    ENGLISH

    Essay Prize in Academic Writing: In Honour of Bill MainSally Allan Memorial Award

    The purpose of the Essay Prize in Academic Writing: In Honour of Bill Mainy is to recognize and reward a student with the most outstanding essay in their first year of academic writing. Essays are nominated by Academic Writing instructors based on excellence in writing, including argumentation, style, formatting, mechanics, integration and documentation of sources.

    Sally Allan Memorial Award

    The Sally Allan Memorial Award was established, in 2006, by her daughters and their families. The purpose is to support mature students, with demonstrated financial need, enrolled in English courses at Douglas College. A preference will be given to students with a disability.

     


     

    I-CARE LITERACY PROGRAM

    I-Care Literacy Endowment

    In 2000, the Maureen Jaeggle Literacy Endowment was established in memory of Maureen Jaeggle to provide financial assistance to students in the I-CARE program or in Development Studies (DVST) literacy and numeracy classes (courses within the 0100 level). In 2001, the Lesra & Cheryl Martin Literacy Award of Distinction (originally named the Lesra & Cheryl Martin Scholarship) was established to recognize that students who have difficulties with reading, writing and numeracy have unique needs. They need to be able to access resources without written applications and may need "hands on" help to overcome barriers to learning such as some lack of food, child care, bus tickets or bus passes, school supplies or equipment such as glasses and hearing aids.  Students may not have bank accounts or the ability to cash a cheque. In 2015 the two funds were merged to create the I-Care Literacy Endowment. This fund continues to support students engaged in the I-Care program to help them overcome barriers they may have to education.

     


     

    MODERN LANGUAGES

    The Marie-Claire Chinniah French Book Award of Distinction 

    This award was established in honour of retired instructor Marie-Claire Chinniah who devoted her career to the French program at Douglas College. The recipient will have demonstrated outstanding improvement in a French course taken in the current school year and be enrolled as a student at Douglas College when the book is awarded at the end of the Winter Semester. Winners are chosen by French language instructors.

     


     

    MUSIC

    Douglas College Music Award of Distinction

    The Douglas College Music Department has established a number of awards throughout the years to celebrate outstanding faculty members. Some examples of these awards are the Walter G. Robertson Memorial Award, established in 1984, the David Peterkin Memorial Music Award of Distinction from 1985, the Len Whiteley Memorial Music Award of Distinction created in 1990 and the Tatsuo Hoshina Voice Award of Distinction from 1998, The purpose of all these awards was to recognize and reward students attending Douglas College in order to further their music education.  Another fund created to support students in pursuit of an education in music is the Dr. G. Herald Keefer Music (Organ) Award of Distinction in 1986. Dr. Keefer was an organ builder and composer. In 2016, the Douglas College Music Department decided to join all five of these funds together and rename the award the Douglas College Music Award of Distinction. This merger will yield a higher annual distributable income from investment and allow the department to grant more substantial awards to deserving students. Each faculty member and Dr. Keefer will continue to be recognized individually for their contributions during the annual Music award ceremony.

    Lance Ryan Vocal Achievement Award of Distinction 

    Long & McQuade Award of Distinction

    Long & McQuade began supporting students in the Douglas College Music Diploma Program in 2012 by issuing $1000 in gift cards with the purpose of recognizing and rewarding students who exhibit excellence in their musical studies. In 2015 it was decided that this annual support should be recognized as an award rather than a gift-in-kind and the Long & McQuade Award of Distinction was created with a three year commitment from the company.

    Music Student Achievement Award of Distinction

    The Music Student Achievement Award was established in 1995 with the proceeds from a scholarship benefit concert given by the Canadian guitarist Norbert Kraft and from music faculty contributions. The purpose of the fund is to recognize & reward Music students enrolled in their 2nd year of a University Transfer program who have shown significant musical growth during their time at Douglas College. Successful recipients will have demonstrated outstanding musical and intellectual achievement, a willingness to participate in all areas of the program, and a commitment to their studies through consistent effort and application. With financial need no longer part of the eligibility requirements, this fund was changed to an Award of Distinction in 2016.

    Rotary Women's Association Music Award of Distinction

    The Rotary Women's Association established this annual award to reward and recognize outstanding students enrolled in the Music Program at Douglas College. Recipients of this award will attend an RWA meeting and showcase their instrumental or vocal talents by way of a performance. The successful candidate will be in good academic standing at the College, enrolled full-time in the University Transfer Music program in either first or second year of their studies, but should have completed at least one semester of study in the Music Program. Preference will be given to candidates in financial need. No application required; selection is made by Music faculty.

    Silverman Music Award of Distinction

    The Silverman Music Award of Distinction was established by Ellen Silverman, former Chair of the Music department, and her husband Robert in 1990. The purpose of this award is to recognize & reward students who have completed their first year of studies at Douglas College and intend to further their music education.

     


     

    MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

    Music Technology Diploma Award of Distinction

    The Music Technology Diploma Award of Distinction was established in 2018 by the Douglas College Music Department to encourage student enrollment in the Music Technology Diploma program.

    MUSIC THERAPY

    Amanda Todd Legacy Music Therapy Award of Distinction

    The Amanda Todd Legacy Society established this award, in 2018, to pay tribute to, and honour, Amanda Todd, who died in 2012. Amanda is described as “a transformative angel” who loved music and wanted to one day see her name in lights. After the National Arts Centre's production of "Life Reflected", which included the composition "My Name is Amanda Todd", composed by Jocelyn Morlock, Carol Todd, Amanda's mother, was inspired to recognize and support Music Therapy students at Douglas College who are pursuing a career of helping those who are the most vulnerable.

     


     

    PERFORMING ARTS

    Bruce McMillan Performing Arts Award

    Family and friends of Bruce McMillan established this award in his memory. Candidates  are chosen from the Douglas College Performing Arts Program and will have maintained a high level of proficiency in performance and academic subjects. Paramount Studios kindly made a donation to this award in 2010.

    Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society Award of Distinction 

    The annual RAYMOND BURR PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AWARD OF DISTINCTION was established by the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society to perpetuate the legacy of the Society’s objective to "encourage the development of performing arts in the community". The award was an extension of internships program offered by the Burr Theatre Program from 2000 through 2006, inclusive.  The Society continued this legacy of promoting and facilitating performing arts and artists at Douglas College by establishing their annual $500 award in 2010. The purpose of this fund was to support students beyond their first year of studies in either the Stagecraft & Event Technology or Theatre Diploma programs. In 2017, the Society initiated the BURR 100 fundraising effort to perpetuate and expand the Douglas College award program through an endowment in honor of Raymond Burr's life-long passion and commitment to Theatre Arts, and to commemorate his 100th birthday.

     


     

    PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

    Carly Reid Memorial Award

    The Carly Reid Memorial Award was created in 2006 in memory of Carly Reid by her family. Carly was a student in the Print Futures program at Douglas College and knew she had found her calling in writing. Carly gained compassion towards others with disabilities through the pain she faced while living with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward students living with a disease or disability who demonstrate similar characteristics to Carly. In 2014, the Print Futures program became the Professional Communication Post-Degree Diploma (PDD) program and the fund details were updated to reflect this change. Preference will be given to students enrolled in either the Professional Communication PDD program or the Nursing program.

     


     

    STAGECRAFT & EVENT TECHNOLOGY

    IATSE Local 118 Stagecraft Award

    The IATSE Local 118 Stagecraft Award was established in 2006 by International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees of the United States and Canada Local 118. The award supports and recognizes students who have financial need and are enrolled in the Stagecraft program at Douglas College. Founded in 1904, IATSE Local 118 is the labour union supplying technicians, stagehands, artisans and craftspeople to the Greater Vancouver entertainment industry, including live theatre, rock and roll, and trade shows, and conventions. IATSE 118 is committed to excellence and has partnered with the Foundation to extend this commitment to students in need at Douglas College.

    Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award

    The Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award was originally established, in 2010, to pay tribute to Ineke's commitment to education, her students, and her family. Upon Michael's retirement from Douglas College, his name was added to the title in honour of his long career and commitment to students and education. Ineke began her post secondary education later in life after moving to Canada in the 1970's. She was successful in obtaining a Master's Degree in Geography from Queen's University and won a national award for best thesis in Canadian Regional Geography. At the time of her passing in 2009, from cancer, Ineke was enrolled in a Doctoral program and posthumously she was awarded the J. Lewis Robinson Award for meritorious service to the discipline of Geography. Michael has a Doctorate from the University of Calgary and has travelled widely, teaching at colleges and universities in Canada, the U.S., China, and Japan. Michael retired, in 2014, after several years as Chair of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at Douglas and was awarded the title of Faculty Emeritus in 2015. He now works as a consultant, stays in touch regularly with his colleagues, as well as past students, and continues to pursue research relating to Ice-Age animals and ancient environments.

    Pearl Belleson Stagecraft Award of Distinction

    The Douglas College Stagecraft Department established this award in memory of Pearl Belleson, a long-time friend and colleague who passed away in 1999. Pearl was a renowned set and costume designer who worked on several shows at Douglas College during the 1980s and 1990s. Pearl loved teaching and mentoring students - a passion she discovered while working as a designer at Douglas College. The staff and faculty who admired and respected Pearl's dedication and talent have established this award in her honour. This award is granted to a first- or second-year student enrolled in the Stagecraft Program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students who excel in their program. No application required; selection is made by Stagecraft faculty.

     


     

    THEATRE

    Dorothy Jones Theatre Award of Distinction T

    he Dorothy Jones Theatre Award was created by Dorothy's colleagues to honour her upon  her retirement  from the Theatre Department. Dorothy was instrumental in the development of the Theatre Program at Douglas College and was employed by the College for almost 20 years. This award is intended for a second-year student of the Theatre program who has completed first-year Theatre at Douglas College, has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and has demonstrated performance excellence either on stage or in the classroom.No application required; selection is made by Theatre faculty.

    Theatre Department Ensemble Award of Distinction

    This award was created by the Douglas College Theatre Department for a student entering the second year of the Theatre Diploma program. The candidate must have completed the first year of study at Douglas College, with the intent to complete the Theatre Diploma, demonstrate exemplary behaviour as a member of the student body of the Theatre Department and of Douglas College as a whole, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. No application required; selection is made by Theatre faculty

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Crozet Science and Technology Award  The Crozet Science & Technology Award was established, in 1999, by Mark & Darlene Crozet, former Executive Director of Douglas College Foundation. The purpose of the award is to recognize and rewards female students enrolled in any program with the Faculty of Science and Technology, or within the Computing Science & Information Systems (Diploma) within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Preference is given to students who display a career goal of, or interest in, pursuing a degree in the Sciences.

    Jack Cewe Award 

    Kruger Award

    The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students.

    Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award

    The Ineke J. Dijks & Michael C. Wilson Legacy Award was originally established, in 2010, to pay tribute to Ineke's commitment to education, her students, and her family. Upon Michael's retirement from Douglas College, his name was added to the title in honour of his long career and commitment to students and education. Ineke began her post secondary education later in life after moving to Canada in the 1970's. She was successful in obtaining a Master's Degree in Geography from Queen's University and won a national award for best thesis in Canadian Regional Geography. At the time of her passing in 2009, from cancer, Ineke was enrolled in a Doctoral program and posthumously she was awarded the J. Lewis Robinson Award for meritorious service to the discipline of Geography. Michael has a Doctorate from the University of Calgary and has travelled widely, teaching at colleges and universities in Canada, the U.S., China, and Japan. Michael retired, in 2014, after several years as Chair of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at Douglas and was awarded the title of Faculty Emeritus in 2015. He now works as a consultant, stays in touch regularly with his colleagues, as well as past students, and continues to pursue research relating to Ice-Age animals and ancient environments.

     


     

    DISPENSING OPTICIAN

    Christie Jung Family Award of Distinction

    Established in 2017, Christie Jung and family created this Award of Distinction in recognition of his son, Tyson, who graduated from the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College in 2016. The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward any student enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program who demonstrate academic excellence.

    Coopervision Award of Distinction

    A contact lens pioneer for decades, CooperVision has become the fourth largest contact lens maker in the world and the number one manufacturer of toric lenses. From their network of facilities in 12 countries across five continents, CooperVision distributes high-quality lenses virtually everywhere contact lenses are worn, with a special focus on premium specialty lenses. CooperVision created this Award of Distinction in 2003 to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College.

    Costco Wholesale Award of Distinction

    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. established this award in 2008 to recognize & reward students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College. Eligible recipients should exhibit a commitment to the Dispensing Optician industry through their high academic standing and be dedicated to their community, as demonstrated by their involvement in volunteer work.

    Dispensing Optician Award of Distinction

    The Dispensing Optician Award of Distinction was established in 2004 for donors who either didn’t want individual recognition for their contributions, or who wanted to give a gift but couldn’t commit to the minimum threshold required to create their own fund. Donors who wish to be publicly recognized for their donations will be invited to attend the Dispensing Optician Awards Ceremony each year and acknowledged for their generosity during the presentation.

    Dispensing Optician Faculty Award of Distinction

    The Dispensing Optician Faculty Award of Distinction was established in 2012 by faculty members in the Dispensing Optician (DOPT) program at Douglas College. The purpose of this award is to recognize & reward students enrolled in the DOPT program who excel both inside and outside the classroom. In 2016, The Faculty decided to update the terms of reference to include distribution to International, as well as, Domestic students.

    Dr. David Neima Dispensing Optician Award of Distinction

    This endowment was created by Dr. David Neima, a specialist in the field of ophthalmology, to reward and recognize hard working and talented students enrolled in Douglas College’s Dispensing Optician Diploma program. The recipient(s) of this award of distinction will demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and performance in the classroom, as well as volunteer or charity work in their community. Dr. Neima was named an Honorary Fellow in 2012.

    Hoya Vision Care of Canada Award of Distinction

    Hoya Vision Care Canada received a Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2011 for their ongoing charitable work. An example of this work can be seen through the Hoya Vision Care of Canada Award of Distinction, established in 2009, which rewards students enrolled in their first year of the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College who receive the highest academic standing in their Practical Skills Lab.

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Award of Distinction

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., established this award in 2005 to support students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College. Eligible recipients must be graduating from their second year of the program which focuses on Contact Lenses. They should show a commitment to personal development, a devotion to contact lens knowledge, and exhibit a passion towards the fitting of contact lenses.

    Jonathan Briggs Memorial Award of Distinction

    The Jonathan Briggs Award of Distinction was established in 2006 as a way for Jonathan’s family and friends to give back to their community. Each year, one 2nd year student is recognized through this award which the donors consider an investment in the student, the program and the community at large. The selected recipient should reflect some of Jonathan’s most prominent traits: dedication, loyalty, commitment and hard work.

    Lasik MD Award of Distinction

    The LASIK MD Award of Distinction was established in 2015 by MD Medical Marketing to support students graduating from their 2nd year of the Dispensing Optician Diploma Program at Douglas College. The award recognizes and rewards high academic achievements, as well as, an interest and aptitude in specialty ophthalmic applications.

    McCray Optical Award of Distinction

    Established in 1993 McCray Optical Supply Inc. has a philosophy of providing the most innovative quality products and services in the optical industry. Since 2008 McCray Optical Supply has supported Douglas College students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program. Their award recognizes and rewards 1st Year students who demonstrate academic excellence, as well as, a level of professionalism. In 2016, McCray chose to expand their eligibility criteria to include international students.

    Nikon Optical Canada Award of Distinction

    Nikon Optical Canada began supporting students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College in 2006. In 2011, they created the Nikon Optical Canada Award of Distinction to recognize and reward students enrolled in their 2nd year of the program who demonstrated academic excellence.  In 2016, they chose to expand the eligibility criteria by including international students.

    Opticians Association of Canada Award of Distinction

    The Opticians Association of Canada and Opticians of British Columbia established the Opticians Award of Distinction British Columbia Chapter Award of Distinction, through a joint gift, in 2012. The purpose of this award is to reward students enrolled in the Dispensing Optician program at Douglas College who are engaged in the Dispensing Optician culture of community and volunteering. In 2014, the Opticians of British Columbia became a Chapter of the Opticians Association of Canada which led to the fund name being changed to the Opticians Association of Canada Award of Distinction.

     


     

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    INSTITUTE OF URBAN ECOLOGY

    TD Award of Distinction

    This award was established in 2009 by the TD Bank Financial Group to support Douglas College students working with the Institute of Urban Ecology.  Students are eligible when enrolled in a semester-long directed studies, research-project course (e.g. SCIE 2307 - Field Research Project) and completing a project under the auspices of the Institute of Urban Ecology. 

     


     

    MATHEMATICS

    Mathematics Department Award

    The Mathematics Department Award was established in 2016 by the Mathematics Department of Douglas College to support students facing financial hardship who strive for academic excellence.

     


     

    SPORT SCIENCE

    The application deadline for these scholarships is March 1st, 2021. Submit applications electronically to Ken Anderson (Chair, SPSC Scholarship Committee) at andersonk@douglascollege.ca. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information on Sport Science Department Awards, contact Ken Anderson at 604 527 5802 or andersonk@douglascollege.ca.

    Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award

    The Bearpark Foundation was established, in 1997, in memory of Bob Bearpark. His wife, Sharon Bearpark, along with a number of Bob's family, friends and colleagues created the Foundation as a legacy to Bob's commitment to ongoing quality coaching education and the advancement of the coaching profession in BC. Several BC and National Sports organizations, as well as dozens of individual supporters,  have contributed to the success of this mission. The Bearpark Foundation has created many awards, including the Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award at Douglas College, with the purpose of supporting students who, like Bob, exhibit a commitment to coaching education while demonstrating a positive involvement within community sport. Eligible recipients of this award must be enrolled in either the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs at Douglas and be considered a "top student" by faculty within that department. Download the application form.

    Calvin Sawyer Memorial Award T

    he Calvin Sawyer Memorial Award was established by Lap and Sharon Wu, to honour their son, Calvin Sawyer, who was a graduate of the Douglas College Sport Science Diploma program and a Coquitlam resident. In early 2012, Calvin passed away at the age of 29. He will be remembered for his big smile, kind heart, very tall and muscular stature and easy going nature. Calvin was a mentor and protector to his friends and family and had a heart of gold. Calvin was multi-talented and a gifted artist who began designing video games at the age of eight. He played many sports and his love of the water ultimately lead him to his first job as a lifeguard for the City of Coquitlam. Calvin’s biggest passion was working out at the gym. He worked evenings and weekends while attending Sport Science and Business classes. Calvin had big dreams of owning and operating his own business and when asked his advice he would say; “Follow your dreams. Do something you love and would do for free.” **Complete the Financial Aid Winter Semester Application Form to be considered for this award.

    Chris Johnson Award of Distinction

    This monetary award honours a Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching student who most represents the professional and personal characteristics of past Sport Science faculty member Chris Johnson. Winners of this award must be nominated by a Sport Science faculty member and possess outstanding tenacity and fortitude with a joyous attitude toward others or a special aptitude for generosity of spirit. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate positive role modelling, the ability to reach out to others and a propensity for bringing "a little sanity into a totally insane world."

    Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction

    This monetary award is given to a student (or students) who identifies as Aboriginal and who shares a passion for sport and physical activity. The Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction was created in 2015 by Dave Seaweed, the Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator at Douglas College. Dave’s first post-secondary Diploma was in Sport Science and his first job at Douglas College was running intramurals while working with student-athletes. Even in his current role at the College he continues to work with these departments and stays active in the community as a referee and coach for basketball. Dave decided to combine all of his passions and create an award that supports Aboriginal students, Student Athletes, and either the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs.  A minimum of $500 will be award to the winner (s), with a maximum of three winners per award cycle. Download the application form.

    Gord May Memorial Fieldwork Recognition Award of Distinction

    This endowment was first established by the Coaches Association of BC (Coaches BC) and Douglas College to recognize their longtime partnership and support of Douglas College Sport Science Department students and faculty. In 2013, viaSport BC took over operation of Coaches BC and the fund was renamed in memory of Gord May, a long time champion of coaching students and the person responsible for establishing the original award with Douglas College. The award provides three monetary awards: one to a 2nd year student, one to a 3rd year student, and one to a 4th year student. Only students who complete Fieldwork in the Fall semester will be eligible to receive this award.  Winners of this award must be nominated by their Fieldwork Site Supervisor.

    JJ & Ann Kent Coaching Award

    This fund is named by long time SPSC Faculty member, Alison Gill, in memory of her father John Joseph (JJ) Kent and her mother Ann Kent, who passed away in 2005 and 2019 respectively. JJ was a kindhearted, patient person who believed in the importance of sport; but more importantly believed in recognizing and nurturing people’s passions and potential. Ann was a hard working family oriented, spiritual woman who loved to compete in any sport, game or activity. In  designing an Award in the Kent’s honor it was important that the student selected must demonstrate similar attitudes and behaviors of both Ann & John: (1) be active in, and a passionate advocate of, the coaching profession; (2) be a hard working positive leader; and (3) be dedicated to helping others reach their potential. This award will recognize an outstanding student annually and designate them as the class/program Coaching representative. The winning student will be provided with opportunity to promote coaching initiatives and represent their classmates internally to the SPSC faculty and in the community, at external events and/or coaching conferences.

    Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation Award T

    he purpose of the Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation Award is to support Douglas College students enrolled in the Sport Science program, Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching program, or any Health Sciences or Child, Family & Community Studies program.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to their community through volunteer work; with a preference given to residents of Port Moody and the Tri-Cities.

    Sport Science Faculty Leadership Award

    This monetary award was established in 2003 by the Douglas College Sport Science Department to recognize a student or students who demonstrate a positive contribution to the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education through leadership both at the College and in the community.  While the official title of the award is the Sport Science Faculty Leadership Award, each year it is presented in honour of a past Sport Science faculty member who has contributed to the Douglas College Sport Science Department. Download the application form.

    Sport Science Undergraduate Council Learning Opportunities Award

    The Sport Science Undergraduate Council Learning Opportunities Award was established, in 2009, by the Sport Science Faculty through a donation of Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) fees and Student Council fundraising. The purpose of this award is to support students enrolled in either the Sport Science Diploma or Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs, with a preference to Sport Science Undergraduate Student Council members, by giving them the chance to attend conferences and other experiential learning opportunities.

    Thomas A. Phillips Award of Distinction

    This monetary award is given to a student or students who demonstrate a keenness for designing and creating projects outside the basic course curriculum. The award is given to a senior (3rd or 4th year) Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching student who demonstrates an interest in, and aptitude for, emerging technologies, and who demonstrates initiative with developing projects outside of the basic curriculum. Download the application form.

     


     

    VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

    British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association Award of Distinction

    Established in 2009 as the Animal Health Technology Association of BC Award of Distinction, this award benefits students who support the growth of the Veterinary Technology profession. The award recognizes students who excel in the Douglas College Veterinary Technology program and who contribute to the industry through volunteer work and other activities.  In 2014 the AHTA of BC became the British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association (BCTVA) and the name of the award was changed to reflect this.

    Kristianson Veterinary Technology Award

    Karen and John Kristianson established this endowment to reward and recognize two graduating students who have successfully managed and overcome personal, social, or economic hardship while earning the Veterinary Technology Program diploma at Douglas College. The Kristiansons believe that education has the power to transform lives and is a gateway to moral progress.  Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.  I hold that, the more help less a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." More recently, Paul McCartney has echoed this statement. This award places a financial premium on two graduates as role models and educators in their communities, at work and at home, regardless of where they choose to work or live.

    Kristianson Veterinary Technology National Examination Award

    Karen and John Kristianson established this award in 2014 to reward and recognize graduating students of the Veterinary Technology Program diploma at Douglas College in their efforts to become certified registered Veterinary Technologists by successfully completing the national examination provided by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. The Kristiansons believe that education has the power to transform lives and is a gateway to moral progress. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” More recently, Paul McCartney has echoed this statement. This Award recognizes the remarkable value that Douglas College graduates of the Veterinary Technology Program bring to society. Having chosen to make their love of animals their life’s work, national certification uniquely positions graduates to serve as role models and educators in their communities at home and at work regardless of where they choose to live or work. 

    Matt Rumberg Memorial Award

    This award was established by Norma Rumberg in memory of her husband. Matt passed away in April 2007 after trying to save his beloved dog, Holly. He is missed by his family, friends and the community. The Matt Rumberg Memorial Award reflects Matt’s belief in the protection and support of animals in his community and the importance of higher education. This award will benefit students enrolled in their final semester of the Veterinary Technology program. Preference will be given to those who have contributed to their community in a manner that demonstrates their love and compassion for animals.

    SACN (Small Animal Care Nursing Award) of Distinction

    The SACN (Small Animal Care Nursing) Award of Distinction was established in 2009 by Hills Pet Nutrition to recognize and reward Veterinary Technology students in their 2nd year of the program who “go the extra mile.

    Veterinary Technology Trust Award

    The Veterinary Technology department established this fund (originally named the Animal Health Technology Pet Trust Award of Distinction) in 2009 to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Douglas College. In 2016 it was decided that this fund could also be used to support the Veterinary Technology Trust Bursary if there were insufficient funds available for distribution annually.

     

    Bursaries list

    Laughing Dog Adult Basic Education Bursary

    In 2001, Roy Daykin and Linda Fulkerson established the Laughing Dog Adult Basic Education Award to support students at Douglas College who were enrolled in the Adult Basic Education program. Roy is a former Douglas College employee and a former Douglas College Foundation Board member as well as a Douglas College Alumnus and is still actively employed in the BC post-secondary sector. The D.H. Radstaak Memorial Bursary was established in 1985 by Don Radstaak who was a former Adult Basic Education instructor at Douglas College. In 2013, the D.H. Radstaak Memorial Bursary was merged with the Laughing Dog Adult Basic Education Award. This new merged fund continued to support students furthering their studies by taking English as a Second Language, English-Upgrading and Math–Upgrading courses at Douglas College. In 2016, Roy agreed to change the Award to a Bursary to lower the GPA requirement and altered the enrolment criteria to support students in any program or Faculty taking either an English or Math Upgrading course.

    Gail Smythe Memorial Bursary

    The Gail Smythe Memorial Bursary was established in 1989 by family and friends to honour Gail's memory and her commitment to adult basic education (academic upgrading) at Douglas College. A reading specialist, Gail was widely recognized as a pioneer in the fields of adult literacy, adult education and primary education.  

    She firmly believed that adult education students required the best education the system had to offer and she worked hard to ensure their needs were addressed

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Caroline Chan Memorial Bursary

    The Frank Wing Memorial Bursary was established by Caroline and Adrienne Chan, in 1989, to honour their uncle, Frank Wing. The bursary was created to support students in need who are enrolled in programs relating to social services and social sciences at Douglas College with preference given to students of Aboriginal, Asian or South Asian descent. In 2013, Caroline Chan passed away and the bursary was renamed in her memory.

    Ethical Waste Services Bursary

    Ethical Waste Services owner and Douglas College alumni, Paul MacDonald, created this bursary in 2016 to support students in financial need who are enrolled in programs that focus on working with at-risk youth. Paul is passionate about supporting at-risk youth.

    Jason Kress Memorial Bursary

    The Jason Kress Memorial Bursary was established initially, in 1999, with the purpose of supporting students in the Child & Youth Care Counsellor (CYCC) or Community Social Service Workers programs (CSSW). In 2018, CSSW was absorbed by the new Social Work Degree program at Douglas College so the award description was updated to reflect this change.

    Society for Community Development Bursary

    Society for Community Development (SCD) - Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate - was established in 1990 with the goal of fostering and promoting a resilient and healthy Tri-Cities community. It focused on addressing community issues by hosting dialogues and discussions, supporting collaborative tables, and building the bridges that engage all who live, work or play in the Tri-Cities. Among its activities were the Spirit of Community Awards, the Taste of the Tri-Cities, Block Party protocols and advocacy for the homeless. When it ceased to exist in 2014, SCD gave its residual funds to Douglas College Foundation to be used to support students enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Community Studies.

    Ted Leung Agency Ltd. Bursary

    Ted Leung established this bursary in 2012 to support single parents struggling to continue their education at Douglas College. This bursary hopes to inspire single parents to be contributing members of the community by addressing their financial needs. The Co-operators represented by Ted Leung Agency is committed to bringing co-operative principles to life; addressing economic, environmental and social needs within our community. Ted Leung is actively involved in supporting the community through such organizations as Night Hoops Basketball Youth Program, Douglas College Foundation and Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. Westminster Community Legal Services Society Bursary The Westminster Community Legal Services Society Bursary was established, in 2005, with the purpose of supporting students at Douglas College. Preference is given to single parents and students enrolled in one of the following programs (diploma or degree): Child & Youth Care, Youth Justice, Criminology.

    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS TRAINING

    Adult Special Education Bursary

    The Adult Special Education Bursary was created in 2003 by Myrna Popove, former Executive Director of Douglas College Foundation, and Ted James, former Director of Student and Enrollment Services/Registrar. The purpose of this fund is to support students enrolled in any Vocational Education and Skills Training (previously Adult Special Education) program at Douglas College facing financial barriers.

    Al Atkinson & Ted James Bursary

    In 2004 the Al Atkinson Bursary was created, in honour of Al’s retirement from Douglas College. Al started at Douglas as an instructor in the Learning Assistance department and by the time he retired he was the VP of Educational Services. During his 32 years of service at Douglas Al championed the needs of students who were educationally disadvantaged, and as such, the bursary established in his name supported students engaged in Vocational Education and Skills Training, or VEST, (formerly known as Adult Special Education) programs. In 2014, the bursary was re-named to honour Al’s good friend and fellow former Douglas employee Ted James. Ted worked alongside Al for many years, both sharing a focus on providing assistance and motivation to students with special needs or barriers to employment. The Al Atkinson & Ted James Bursary continues to support VEST students in need at Douglas College.

    BC Shopping Centre Association Bursary

    The BC Shopping Centre Association created this bursary in 2009 to support students at Douglas College enrolled in either the Retail and Business Services.

    Canadian Federation of University Women – Coquitlam Millennium Bursary

    This bursary, established in 2000, recognizes and rewards students enrolled in any program within the Faculty of Child, Family & Community Studies who participate in volunteer activities within Douglas College or their community. Preference will be given to students in the Career & Employment Preparation program who are either residents of, or a past graduate from, School District No.43. Compass Group Canada Bursary Compass Group Canada has been a supporter of Douglas College Foundation since 1989. In 2011 the Compass Group Canada Services Bursary and the Compass Group Canada Arts Endowment were combined to form the Compass Group Canada Bursary in support of students enrolled full-time in the Basic Occupational Education program with preference to students in Food Services who have a physical or cognitive disability. As trendsetters in the industry, Compass takes pride in providing the highest quality food service to the Douglas College educational community.

    Joan Meister ORW Memorial Fund for Students with Disabilities Bursary

    The Joan Meister ORW Memorial Fund for Students with Disabilities Bursary was established in 2004 to recognize and reward students with disabilities enrolled at Douglas College. This would include not only students enrolled in a Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST) program, but also, students with disabilities enrolled in any program that would support them in achieving their employment goals. In recognition of Joan Meister’s contributions’ to the women’s movement and women with disabilities, preference will be given to female students.

    Starlight Casino Bursary

    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited DBA Starlight Casino established this annual bursary to assist students in financial need who are enrolled in any Vocational Education and Skills Training, or VEST (formerly Adult Special Education) program at Douglas College. The bursary will be used to assist students who cannot afford basic necessities such as food, rent and course supplies. Starlight Casino and its employees are actively involved in New Westminster and the Metro Vancouver community. The casino has partnered with many local charities, and encourages staff to volunteer for the sheer joy of helping others, knowing that their actions improve quality of life for their employees, partners, and the community. Recipients can be identified by the Financial Aid Office and/or referred by their program administrator.

    CHILD AND YOUTH CARE

    Colette Sieben Memorial Bursary

    In appreciation for Colette's service to the child and youth care profession and her many contributions to the Child and Youth Care program at Douglas College, this bursary is awarded to a deserving student in the Child and Youth Care program. Preference will be given to students who are single parents.

    Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary

    The Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary was established by family and friends in 2007, to honour the memory of Randall (Randy) Sall, a Douglas College Alumnus. Randy received his Certificate in Childcare and later returned as a mature student to obtain his Teaching Degree. By this time, Randy was working full-time while raising four children under the age of 11. This bursary supports students who are pursuing a career as a child and youth counselor or as a teacher and who, like Randy, need to create a positive balance between personal responsibilities and professional goals. Randy was raised in Port Coquitlam and lived in 'PoCo' until his untimely passing in 2007. He was very proud of his hometown. As such, preference is given to mature students and students who live in Port Coquitlam.

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

    Arlene Clay Memorial Bursary In 2012, Douglas College Foundation hosted the first ever Bursary Draw at A Class Act. Proceeds from the tickets sold, plus a generous donation from winning guest Mike Clay, went directly to students in need. Mike named the bursary in memory of his mother, Arlene Clay, a retired School District 43 teacher, who initiated what became a district-wide public speaking program. The Arlene Clay Memorial Bursary provides support to Port Moody residents with a preference to those enrolled in the Future Teachers – Associate of Arts Degree program or Early Childhood Education programs (diploma & certificate) at Douglas College.

    SOCIAL WORK

    Daniel B. Clarke Bursary

    Daniel Clark began his work with disadvantaged persons while traveling Europe and England in his early adult life. Upon returning to Vancouver he completed the Welfare Aid program and applied to the Department of Human Resources with a goal to create a government funded group home. The purpose was to create a true home setting for disadvantaged residents of Vancouver. As a result, the first group home of the Mainstream Society for Integrated Community Living was established.  When Dan passed away, in 1988, his parents, Patrick and Mary McGarry, and Mainstream Society created this bursary in his memory. The fund originally offered support to Douglas College students enrolled in the Community Support Worker (CSW) Diploma program but when that program was merged, in 2018, into the new Social Work Degree program the criteria was revised to continue its support of Douglas students.

    THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

    Auxiliary To Sunny Hill Health Centre For Children Bursary

    Established in 1989 in recognition of excellent practicum work by Douglas College students, the Auxiliary to Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children Bursary supports students with a disability or students training to work with disabled persons in either the Health Care Support Worker or Therapeutic Recreation programs. The Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children is a leader in educating the academic community about child development and rehabilitation and they are proud of their connection to Colleges and Universities across Canada.

    George Williams (BCTA) Memorial Bursary (see Health Sciences bursaries)

    Ingrid Parsons Memorial Bursary

    This bursary is available to a student enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation program at Douglas College. Preference will be given to mature students.

    Linda & George Balzer Family Bursary I

    n 2008, Linda and George Balzer established the Linda & George Balzer Family Bursary to support students with financial need enrolled in the Home Care Support Worker, Therapeutic Recreation or other programs in which they are training to help or treat people with brain injuries. Both of Linda’s parents, Beryl and Cy Wales, passed away after falling and incurring head injuries. George & Linda owned BG Controls in Port Coquitlam for 25 years and are both active in the community. Linda is a Rotarian and has sat on many boards, including Douglas College Foundation (2004 to 2010), and George has been the producer of the Summer Sundays Concerts in Port Moody since 2005. In 2019, the criteria was revised to include students in either the Health Care Support Worker program, as it has replaced the Home Care Support Worker program at Douglas, or the Therapeutic Recreation program.

    Seniors Services Society Bursary in Memory of Dorothy Stoberg (see Health Sciences bursaries) 

    UGANDA PROJECT

    Jennifer A. Wade and Glenda Leznoff Bursary

    This bursary was established by Jennifer A. Wade, a long-time human rights advocate, and her friend Glenda Leznoff, an instructor in the Creative Writing Department at Douglas College. This award was created to support Douglas College students who have shown kindness, caring and courage in their endeavours. The Jennifer A. Wade and Glenda Leznoff Bursary is available to students participating in the Uganda Project.

    YOUTH JUSTICE

    Bernie Agg Bursary

    The Bernie Agg Bursary was established in 2003 by Tim Agg, former Executive Director of PLEA Community Services Society of BC, in honour of his father Bernie Agg’s contributions to youth justice. Bernie was a probation officer, founder of the DARE Program and co-founder of Vancouver’s Step Up School. After Tim’s retirement in 2016, PLEA committed to continuing their support of this bursary with a $1,000 donation annually. The purpose of this bursary is to help reduce the financial barriers faced by students enrolled in the Youth Justice Diploma program.

    Van Tel/Safeway Credit Union Foundation Bursary

    The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to students enrolled in the Youth Justice program at Douglas College. The bursary will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and holds a minimum GPA of 2.0.

    McLennon Family Athletic Bursary

    Brian McLennon, Douglas College Athletics Manager, established this bursary in 2014. Brian is a Douglas College alumnus who came to Douglas as a mature student and was honoured to receive support during his time here. He believes strongly in education and in the skills students acquire from being part of an athletic team. The McLennon Family Athletic Bursary supports student athletes at Douglas who have financial need, with preference to mature students (over the age of 22).

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Association of Women in Finance Bursary

    The Association of Women in Finance Bursary was originally established in 2008 as the Minerva Foundation Bursary for Women in Finance, to recognize and reward female students enrolled in any Finance program at Douglas College. In 2015, the Association for Women in Finance decided to create their own named fund with the similar purpose of supporting women in finance.

    Don Marshall Bursary

    In 2003, Les Marshall established this bursary in honour of his father, Don Marshall, a lifelong lover of learning and knowledge. The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to first and second year students only in the Commerce & Business Administration University Transfer Diploma program or an Associate of Arts Degree - Economics Concentration program.

    Gary Dorosh Memorial Bursary

    Established in 1993 by friends, family and colleagues, the Gary Dorosh Memorial Bursary honours the life and memory of long-time Douglas College employee Gary Dorosh. Gary taught Business Statistics, Business Mathematics and Economics. Gary also contributed to two of the textbooks used in business classes at Douglas (Dateline Canada: understanding economic 1990 4th ed. and The Egg Marketing Board: a case study). This bursary supports students who have financial need and are enrolled in any program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. In 2014 the bursary was adjusted to give preference to students enrolled in the Business and Economics programs.

    Rise Advisors Entrepreneurial Spirit Bursary

    The Rise Advisors Entrepreneurial Spirit Bursary was originally established, in 1996, as the Evancic Perrault Robertson Bursary (also known from 2012-2018 as the EPR Coquitlam Professional Accountants Bursary). When EPR Coquitlam rebranded, in 2017, to become Rise Advisors the award name was revised to reflect their mandate of providing professional accounting and business advisory services. The purpose of the fund remains the same. To supports students, with a demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full time in any Accounting or Business related program within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College.

    ACCOUNTING

    Accounting Faculty Bursary

     The Douglas College Accounting faculty established this bursary in 2013 to support students with financial need enrolled in an Accounting Diploma or Degree program at Douglas College. George Fisher Accounting Bursary This bursary was established by George Fisher, a faculty member in Accounting, in 2011 in celebration of the publication of volumes 1 and 2 of Intermediate Accounting. The text, designed for intermediate-level financial accounting, is the first book to be written entirely to International Financial Reporting Standards. It emphasizes professional judgment and decision-making, and introduces students to accounting theory - the reasons behind accounting practices and standards. The creation of this annual fund represents George's commitment to teaching, and his desire to assist Douglas College students in financial need. The purpose of this bursary is to provide financial support to Douglas College students enrolled in either the Accounting Management Diploma, or the Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Stream. 

    COMPUTING STUDIES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Microserve Bursary

    Microserve, the College's technology partner, established this bursary in 2002 with the proceeds from the Microserve annual golf tournament. Microserve has been in partnership with Douglas College since 1995, and at that time the company established the Microserve Scholarship. Preference is given to students in the Computing Studies and Information Systems program. Hewlett Packard kindly made a donation to this bursary in 2011.

    Ron Nielsen Memorial Bursary

    This bursary was established by family and friends of Ron Nielsen. Ron was a highly respected senior IT management consultant in Western Canada. As a member of the advisory committee for computing programs at Douglas, the Capital Campaign Committee for the Coquitlam Campus and the Douglas College Foundation Board, he played a key role in his community and in the growth of Douglas. Eligible students must be enrolled in the second year of the Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma program.

    HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

    A Class Act Bursary Established in 1998 with funds raised at Douglas College Foundation's first annual A Class Act, this bursary supports students in financial need at Douglas College. Hospitality Management students have volunteered at A Class Act every year since it began, and as such, preference is given to students enrolled in this program, then in any program in the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration then to students in any program.

    Rosemary Rowe and Betty Fulton Memorial Bursary This bursary supports students enrolled in any program with a preference for students with dependents and/or students enrolled in the Hospitality Management Program.

    MARKETING

    Coquitlam Centre Bursary

    Established by Coquitlam Centre with proceeds from the Unwined events held in the spring of 2011 and 2012. The purpose of this fund is to recognize and reward students enrolled in any Business program within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Marketing Diploma program and to residents of the Tri-Cities region.

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

    Terry Leonard Bursary

    Terry Leonard began his career at Douglas in March 1981 as Purchasing Manager. He became Director of Facilities in 1985, a position he held until his retirement on Nov. 5, 2015. During his time at Douglas College, he oversaw the construction of the 5th and 6th floors, and the redesigned concourse at the New Westminster Campus, as well as the construction of the Coquitlam Campus and its expansion. Terry has supported his staff and students from the day he first arrived at Douglas College and our buildings are a testament to his skills, attention to detail and desire to do the right thing for students and employees. In tribute to his long career at Douglas College, the Terry Leonard Bursary was established to continue his legacy, and at his request, support mature single parents enrolled in the Office Administration program.

    Arlene Clay Memorial Bursary

    In 2012, Douglas College Foundation hosted the first ever Bursary Draw at A Class Act. Proceeds from the tickets sold, plus a generous donation from winning guest Mike Clay, went directly to students in need. Mike named the bursary in memory of his mother, Arlene Clay, a retired School District 43 teacher, who initiated what became a district-wide public speaking program. The Arlene Clay Memorial Bursary provides support to Port Moody residents with a preference to those enrolled in the Future Teachers – Associate of Arts Degree program or Early Childhood Education programs (diploma & certificate) at Douglas College.

    Auxiliary to Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children Bursary

    The Auxiliary for the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children established this fund to recognize the outstanding work in practicums by Douglas College students at the hospital. A student with a disability or training to work with disabled persons, and with satisfactory academic achievement, is eligible to apply.

    Baker-MacGrotty Family Bursary

    Long-time residents of New Westminster, the Baker, MacGrotty and Baker-MacGrotty family has contributed to the development and success of a number of community organizations within the city and Metro Vancouver.  Karen Baker-MacGrotty established this fund in 2008 to recognize Douglas College students who show commitment to their community and initiative in their volunteer activities. In 2012, the fund was expanded to involve the legacy of Baker and MacGrotty family members and enhanced to pay tribute to the service of the members and families of The Royal Westminster Regiment.  Recipients may be enrolled in any program at Douglas College, with preference given to students who members currently serving with The Royal Westminster Regiment or are sons, daughters, or grandchildren of  those who served with the Regiment in either World War, Korea, Afghanistan or on post-war peace-keeping duties and the Regiment's Army Cadets wanting to continue with their education.

    Bill Hughes Family Bursary

    Bill Hughes, a highly respected member of the community and a long-serving member of the Douglas College Foundation, established this bursary in 2000. Mr. Hughes was at one time the host of the Roving Mike Show on CKNW. He also served as president of CKNW and president of the Vancouver Canucks. The bursary is available to assist any Douglas College student, with a preference given to mature students.

    Burnaby NOW Bursary

    In 2002 Canwest Publishers Trust established two bursary endowments through the Douglas College Foundation. The Maple Ridge News Bursary and the Burnaby News Leader Bursary.  In 2015 the Burnaby New Leader was absorbed by the Glacier Media Group and the fund was renamed the Burnaby NOW Bursary. The purpose of this bursary is to recognize and reward students in any program at Douglas College who demonstrate a financial need.

    Canada 150 Bursary

    In celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, in 2017, Douglas College Foundation created this bursary in support of Douglas College students, enrolled in any program, who are facing financial barriers to their education.

    Caroline Chan Memorial Bursary

    The Frank Wing Memorial Bursary was established by Caroline and Adrienne Chan in 1989 to honour their uncle, Frank Wing. The bursary was created to support students in need who are enrolled in programs relating to social services and social sciences at Douglas College with preference given to students of Aboriginal, Asian or South Asian descent. In 2013, Caroline Chan passed away and the bursary was renamed in her memory.

    City of New Westminster 150th Anniversary Bursary

    The City of New Westminster created the City of New Westminster 150th Anniversary Bursary in celebration of its 150th anniversary in” 2009.  In 2016, the New West Firefighters Charitable Society decided to merge its fund, created with the Douglas College Foundation in 2002, with the City’s fund in order to better support residents of New Westminster.

    Community Spirit Bursary

    The New Westminster Community Development Society operated as a not-for-profit society and registered charity seeking to enhance individual growth, community development and economic progress. The Society focused on employment readiness and career development programs, counselling and case management, literacy support and an asset-building strategy for lower income earners. In 2010 the Community Spirit Bursary was established at Douglas College by NWCDS upon its dissolution. The society created this endowment to aid single parents who make a difference in their community. Preference will be given to students residing in New Westminster and who are returning to post-secondary education after an absence from their studies.

    Credit Union Foundation Bursary

    An annual bursary is provided by the Credit Union Foundation of BC on behalf of credit union members in B.C. and in memory of the credit union pioneers. Recipients are Canadians residing in B.C.

    Currey Family Emergency Bursary The Currey Family Emergency Bursary was established, in 2011, as an emergency fund to provide financial assistance for students facing unexpected financial difficulties that would hinder them in completing their studies at Douglas. The fund honours wife and mother, Birgit Currey, a Swedish nurse who also worked in Canada at Vancouver General Hospital, and daughter, Ingrid Currey, who taught Psychiatric Nursing at Douglas College for 29 years.

    David & Dorothy Lam Student Aid Endowment

    David and Dorothy Lam created this fund in 1997 to provide bursaries for students at the Coquitlam Campus in any program of study.

    David Gordon Holmwood Memorial Bursary

    The David Gordon Holmwood Memorial Bursary was established to honour the life of a loving, charismatic and talented young man who gave love and joy to all who knew him. He cared deeply, giving encouragement and support, friendship and help. His family treasured and loved him dearly. David had the gift of making people laugh and share in his enjoyment of life. Recipients of this bursary must be enrolled in the associate of arts program, with preference given to those with a love of and talent for music and who have faced significant challenge(s).

    Della Mattia Family Bursary

    The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to students in financial need. Preference shall be given to a student in the second term of a one-year applied program or in the second year of a two-year applied program.

    Diana Miles Bursary

    This endowment was established by Diana Miles to support single parents in financial need who are enrolled in either a degree or career training program at Douglas College.  Diana was a member of the College Board from 2002 - 2007 and Chair from 2003 - 2007.  She is a long-time supporter of Douglas College Foundation, and devoted to philanthropic efforts which support individuals in need in her community.

    Douglas College 15th & 40th Anniversary Bursary

    This bursary was established in 2000 when the Douglas College Foundation celebrated its 15th Anniversary and was merged with the fund that celebrated the Douglas College 40th Anniversary. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to students enrolled in full-time classes at Douglas College.

    Douglas College Board Contingency Bursary

    The Douglas College Board created this general fund bursary in 1996 to support students in any program or Faculty at Douglas College who have financial need.

    Douglas College Board Legacy Bursary

    The Douglas College Board Legacy funds were created by the Douglas College Board in 2013 as a tangible way of supporting both domestic & international students enrolled at Douglas College through bursaries, scholarships and emergency funding. In 2014, the Board created the Douglas College Board 2014 funds (bursary & scholarship), in support of domestic students only. The purpose of each fund was to celebrate students achieving academic excellence in their chosen course of study or remove financial barriers faced by students when accessing post-secondary education. The College Board also wanted to recognize the continuing growth of Douglas College and to make a difference for students in the coming decade(s). In 2017, the capital of the Douglas College Board 2014 Bursary and Scholarship funds were merged into the Douglas College Board Legacy funds to allow for more streamlined distributions. Bursary recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, be enrolled full time in any program and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who are leaving their own legacy by volunteering in the community or at Douglas College.

    Douglas College Board Legacy International Emergency Fund

    The Douglas College Board Legacy funds were created by the Douglas College Board in 2013, with a one-time donation of $1 million, as a tangible way of supporting both domestic & international students enrolled at Douglas College through bursaries, scholarships and emergency funding. In 2014, the Board created the Douglas College Board 2014 funds (bursary & scholarship), in support of domestic students only, with an additional one-time donation of $500,000. The purpose of each fund was to celebrate students achieving academic excellence in their chosen course of study or remove financial barriers faced by students when accessing post-secondary education. The College Board also wanted to recognize the continuing growth of Douglas College and to make a difference for students in the coming decade(s). In 2017, the capital of the Douglas College Board 2014 Bursary and Scholarship funds were merged into the Douglas College Board Legacy funds to allow for more streamlined distributions.

    Douglas Students' Union Mature Student Bursary

    In 2014 the Douglas Students’ Union (DSU) established this bursary to support mature students in financial need at Douglas College. The Douglas Students' Union (DSU) is one of the founding members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), and works with more than 80 other students' unions across the country to campaign for more accessible post-secondary education and to provide services to students. The DSU represents students’ needs and concerns within Douglas College and in the greater community, working to provide services to improve the lives of its members.

    Douglas Students' Union Daycare Bursary

    The Douglas Students' Union Daycare Bursary was established in 1995 to assist students attending Douglas College who require childcare for their dependants and are unable to access a daycare subsidy through an existing College or government program. The DSU is one of the founding members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), and works with more than 80 other students' unions across the country to campaign for more accessible post-secondary education and to provide services to students. The DSU represents students’ needs and concerns within Douglas College and in the greater community, working to provide services to improve the lives of its members.

    Douglas Students’ Union Emergency Bursary

    The Douglas Students' Union Emergency Bursary was established in 2003. The Emergency Bursary Fund is designed to assist members with unexpected and immediate emergency needs for which no other sources of funds are available. 

    Dr. & Mrs. George and Kathleen Elliot and Susan Witter Bursary

    Kathleen Elliot, mother of past Douglas College president Susan Witter, established this fund in 1998 in memory of her husband.  Dr. George Elliot was a former Deputy Minister of Health with the Province of BC.  In 2010, it was renamed to honour both George & Kathleen's memory. In 2011, the fund Susan Witter established upon her retirement in 2009, which reflected her commitment to education as demonstrated by her leadership of Douglas College from 1997 - 2009, was merged with her parents fund to create the Dr. & Mrs. George and Kathleen Elliot and Susan Witter Bursary. This fund supports students enrolled in any program at Douglas College with preference given to programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences and those returning to their education after some time away.

    ELLA Endowment Bursary

    The ELLA (English Language, Learning & Acquisition) Endowment Bursary was established in 2004 by the English as an Additional or Second Language department with a goal of supporting community (domestic) students who have financial need and who are upgrading their English-speaking skills.

    Since 2015, domestic students have been unable to take ELLA courses, so the criteria was changed to include students in all programs at Douglas College provided that they originally arrived in Canada as either a refugee or permanent resident.

    Emerging and Emergency Needs Bursary

    The purpose of the Emerging and Emergency Needs Bursary is to support students facing financial challenges due to unforeseen emergency circumstances where no other funding is available. 

    The Erm Fiorillo Hal Davis CKNW Orphans' Fund Bursary

    The CKNW Orphans' Fund established this endowment in honour of Erm Fiorillo, a long time employee of CKNW. The bursary is awarded to single parents registered in any Douglas College program.

    Gail Smythe Memorial Bursary

    The Gail Smythe Memorial Bursary was established in 1989 by family and friends to honour Gail's memory and her commitment to adult basic education (academic upgrading) at Douglas College.  A reading specialist, Gail was widely recognized as a pioneer in the fields of adult literacy, adult education and primary education.  She firmly believed that adult education students required the best education the system had to offer and she worked hard to ensure their needs were addressed.  Gail's links to Douglas College were not limited to her experience as an adult basic education instructor; her daughter, Naomi, also attended Douglas College.

    G & F Financial Group New Westminster Branch Bursary

    Established in 2006 by the G&F Financial Group New Westminster branch, this bursary supports students in need enrolled in any program of study at Douglas College. Eligible students must either be residents of the city of New Westminster or taking the majority of their courses at the New Westminster campus.

    G & F Financial Group Port Coquitlam Bursary

    The purpose of this annual bursary is to provide students in any program with financial assistance. To be eligible, students must be residents of the Tri-Cities and be taking the majority of their classes at the Coquitlam Campus. Preference will be given to students involved in their community.

    Gerard Batty Most Improved Student Bursary

    Gerard Batty, a Douglas College alumnus, established this bursary in 2012 to recognize a student who shows the most improvement in GPA. He established this bursary to encourage students to do their best and overcome some of the challenges they face inside and outside the classroom that can affect their GPA. The recipient of this bursary will be determined by Financial Aid bursary application reporting.

    Harriet Emma Attridge Bursary

    This fund was set up from the estate of Harriet Emma Attridge and benefits single mothers from any Douglas College program.

    IODE British Columbia Bursaries

    Since 1992, IODE has supported students in financial need at Douglas College.  The mission of IODE, a women's charitable organization, is to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social service and citizenship programs.  In 2011, the IODE Provincial Chapter agreed to merge their existing bursaries to create the IODE British Columbia Bursary, with each of the contributing IODE Chapters receiving equal recognition for their contributions. This fund supports Canadian citizens enrolled in any program at Douglas College with preference given to students in either the Nursing or Health Care Support Worker programs.

    Jaime Tuningley Bursary

    This bursary was established in 2004 in honour of Jaime Tuningley, a student who worked in order to overcome significant personal difficulties. The bursary is awarded annually and is designed to assist part-time students (enrolled in nine credits or fewer, in any program - who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students with a referral from The Elizabeth Fry Society.

    Joan Meister ORW Memorial Fund For Students With Disabilities Bursary

    The Joan Meister ORW Memorial Fund for Students with Disabilities Bursary was established in 2004 to recognize and reward students with disabilities enrolled at Douglas College. This would include not only students enrolled in a Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST) program, but also, students with disabilities enrolled in any program that would support them in achieving their employment goals. In recognition of Joan Meister’s contributions’ to the women’s movement and women with disabilities, preference will be given to female students. 

    Kathleen Collins Education Foundation Bursary The Kathleen Collins Education Foundation was named in honour of the first Canadian member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a society of women educators who promote education world-wide. The purpose of this annual fund is to recognize & reward female students at Douglas College who are pursuing an education that will lead to a profession in a teaching related field.

    Laughing Dog Adult Basic Education Bursary In 2001, Roy Daykin and Linda Fulkerson established the Laughing Dog Adult Basic Education Award to support students at Douglas College who were enrolled in the Adult Basic Education program. Roy is a former Douglas College employee and a former Douglas College Foundation Board member as well as a Douglas College Alumnus and is still actively employed in the BC post-secondary sector. The D. H. Radstaak Memorial Bursary was established in 1985 by Don Radstaak who was a former Adult Basic Education instructor at Douglas College. In 2013, the D. H. Radstaak Memorial Bursary was merged with the Laughing Dog Adult Basic Education Award. This new merge fund continued to support students furthering their studies by taking English as a Second Language, English-Upgrading and Math-Upgrading courses at Douglas College. In 2016, Roy agreed to change the Award to a Bursary to lower the GPA requirement and altered the enrollment criteria to support students in any program or Faculty taking either an English or Math Upgrading course.

    Maple Ridge News Bursary

    Established in 2002, this bursary benefits students in any Douglas College program. The bursary is awarded based on financial need.

    Margaret and Larry Harrison Bursary This bursary was established in 2001 to support students at Douglas College with preference given to those from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Margaret and Larry have been supporters of the College since 1992, donating money annually to students in the name of Margaret's late father, James Pazarena.

    Margaret Meagher Memorial Bursary

    The Margaret Meagher Memorial Bursary was created in 1994 to support students at Douglas College with a demonstrated financial need.

    Mia Gordon Bursary This bursary was established by Mia Gordon (Vice-President, College Development 1985-2002) to recognize the partnership between the Coquitlam Campus of Douglas College and Pinetree Secondary School. Additional funds were added when friends and colleagues honoured Mia's outstanding service to Douglas College and the community upon her retirement. Preference is given to a graduate of Pinetree Secondary School studying at the Coquitlam Campus. If no student qualifies, it is available to any student from the Tri-Cities studying at any campus.

    Milton and Fei Wong Family Foundation Bursary

    Milton and Fei Wong established this bursary to provide financial assistance to Douglas College students. The Chair of HSBC Asset Management Canada, Chancellor of Simon Fraser University and an Order of Canada recipient, Milton Wong was a powerful advocate for volunteerism, charitable giving and cultural diversity. The guest speaker at the Douglas College Foundation's Donor Dinner in October 2002, Dr. Wong said, "We live in a world where so few have so much, and so many have so very little. And it is not a matter of if we are going to remedy this situation, but how and when." 

    N. Nick Cheng Bursary Nick Cheng established this bursary in 2008 to support students in financial need enrolled in any program at Douglas College. Nick, a financial advisor managing the Edward Jones branch in New Westminster, is deeply involved in his community, serving on many boards and is also a longtime Rotarian. He was elected to the Douglas College Foundation board in 2008.

    New Westminster Community Bursary The Gyro Club of New Westminster established a bursary in 1990. Joseph & Anna Jetter created a bursary in their names in 1987. Both supported Douglas College students enrolled in any program. Joseph was a former Director of the Boys & Girls Club.  In 1997, the Peter Andrusiak Memorial Bursary was created by Margaret Andrusiak, in memory of her late husband, to recognize students enrolled in any University transfer program.  Joseph, Anna and Margaret have since passed away and the Gyro Club is no longer active. Recognizing that the founders of all three funds have a connection through their love of community, as demonstrated by their involvement with various Clubs, former Gyro Club member, Dwight Ross, agreed to merge their fund with the other two bursary funds, and rename it the New Westminster Community Bursary. A bursary is always intended to support students with financial need. By uniting these three funds, it increases the income available for annual distribution, and thus continues to honour the original intent of all donors.

    Part-time Studies Bursary

    Candidates for this bursary may be enrolled in any Douglas College program. Preference will be given to students taking nine credit hours or less.

    Pat Isert Memorial Bursary

    The Isert family and the Port Coquitlam Women's Centre established this fund in 1979 in memory of Pat Isert to assist a mature female student who is a resident of Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam, and enrolled in a vocational or career program at Douglas College.

    Patricia Sanderson Bursary

    The family of Patricia Sanderson established this fund in her memory to assist a disabled student from any Douglas College applied or academic program. The candidate should have satisfactory standing in work completed.

    PEO Chapter B Bursary

    The PEO Chapter B Bursary was established in 1991 with the purpose of supporting female residents of New Westminster as they returned to post-secondary education after some time in the workforce or at home with their families. The Kinette Club of New Westminster Bursary was established in the same year with a similar purpose - to support female students entering the field of community service. In 2016, after the Kinette Club of New Westminster became inactive, these two funds were merged and continue to support female students at Douglas College.

    President's Bursary

    The President’s Bursary supports students enrolled in any program or faculty.

    Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary

    The Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary was established by family and friends in 2007, to honour the memory of Randall (Randy) Sall, a Douglas College Alumnus. Randy received his Certificate in Childcare and later returned as a mature student to obtain his Teaching Degree. By this time, Randy was working full-time while raising four children under the age of 11. This bursary supports students who are pursuing a career as a child and youth counselor or as a teacher and who, like Randy, need to create a positive balance between personal responsibilities and professional goals. Randy was raised in Port Coquitlam and lived in 'PoCo' until his untimely passing in 2007. He was very proud of his hometown. As such, preference is given to mature students and students who live in Port Coquitlam.

    Rhoda Friedrichs Memorial Bursary

    Rhoda Friedrichs, who held a PhD in History from Columbia University, became a Douglas College faculty member in 1989 and acted as Chair of the History Department for many years. In addition to being an inspiring teacher and valued colleague, Rhoda was a productive scholar who presented numerous conference papers and published a series of articles on the history of late medieval England. In 2015, Rhoda was posthumously awarded the designation of faculty emeritus in recognition of her scholarship, her teaching and her contributions to the College community. The Rhoda Friedrichs Memorial Bursary endowment fund was created in 2019 to support students at Douglas College facing financial barriers to their education. Students from any program may qualify for this bursary but preference is given to students who are enrolled in at least one History course at the time of selection.

    Rosemary Rowe and Betty Fulton Memorial Bursary

    This bursary supports students enrolled in any program with a preference for students with dependents and/or students enrolled in the Hospitality Management Program.

    Rotary Club of New Westminster Bursary

    The Rotary Club of New Westminster established this fund to assist Douglas College students in any field of study. Preference is given to students with good scholastic ability.

    Rotary Club of New Westminster Emergency Bursary

    The Rotary Club of New Westminster established this fund to assist Douglas College students in emergency financial need. Recipients may be in any field of study. 

    Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge Branch 88 Bursary

    The Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge Branch # 88 Bursary was created in 1988 with the purpose of supporting Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents enrolled in any program at Douglas College.

    Royal City Jewellers Bursary The Royal City Jewellers Bursary was established by Howard Isman to recognize and reward students enrolled in Douglas College who face significant financial barriers. His son, Michael Isman, is now the President of Royal City Jewellers and has continued to support this fund, increasing its annual award value over the last few years. In 2016, Michael agreed to fund two general bursaries in the Fall semester for students enrolled in any program at Douglas College, and an additional bursary in the Winter semester designated to Veterinary Technology students.

    Sally Jean Cavadini Bursary

    This fund was established to assist students in any program at Douglas College. Recipients must demonstrate evidence of financial need. Preference will be given to female and/or single parent applicants.

    Scott Glabus & Cheryl Bayntun Memorial Bursary

    The Scott Glabus and Cheryl Bayntun Memorial Bursary was established in 1989 by their family and colleagues. Scott and Cheryl were faculty members of the Douglas College EASL (now ELLA; English Language, Learning & Acquisition) department and were responsible for laying the groundwork that eventually led to the admission of international students at the college. They taught together in Japan, Spain and Canada, pioneering learning techniques that taught students to learn language from their contacts and in their own community context rather than depending on conventional means. Together they are remembered for their energy, sense of irony and continuous commitment to student success. 

    Since 2015, domestic students have been unable to take ELLA courses, so the criteria was changed to include students in all programs at Douglas College with preference given to refugees, then permanent residents and finally Canadian citizens who arrived in Canada as either one of those originally.

    Terry Fox Secondary 2016 Legacy Club Syrian Refugee Bursary

    Students from the Terry Fox Secondary 2016 Legacy Club established this fund to help a local Syrian refugee in their age group pursue a post-secondary education at Douglas College. This bursary supports Syrian refugees who are enrolled in nine credits within any program at the College and who are in financial need.

    Toni & Ted Mullins Memorial Bursary

    The family of Toni and Ted Mullins, along with support from the members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster, established this bursary fund to support students who have completed at least one semester at Douglas College.

    Tri-City News Bursary

    Formerly known as the Canwest Publisher’s Award, this bursary was renamed in 2002 to reflect the significant role that the Tri-City News played in the development of the fund. Recipients may be enrolled in any program at Douglas College and must demonstrate financial need.

    United Properties & Canadian Home Builders' Association Bursary

    This fund was established by United Properties, the Canadian Home Builders' Association and the Residential Construction Institute to assist students attending Douglas College. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits.

    University Women's Club of New Westminster Bursary

    The University Women's Club of New Westminster established this fund in 1988 to assist female students enrolled in at least nine credits at Douglas College. The UWCNW also established the Anna Mironoff Award in 1992 in memory of this long-time club member. These funds were amalgamated in 2012 and continue to support female students in financial need. Preference will be given to students residing in New Westminster or Burnaby who demonstrate involvement in College or community activities.

    Vancouver Foundation Bursary

    Each year the Vancouver Foundation (VF) gifts the investment income earned through multiple endowments, held in perpetuity with VF, to Douglas College Foundation (DCF) for distribution. DCF created the Vancouver Foundation Bursary flow-through fund in order to distribute these bursaries annually to Douglas College students. Multiple recipients will be selected to receive funding from the Vancouver Foundation Bursary based on criteria approved by VF. Monies received from their Alma VanDusen Fund, George T. & Myrtle W. Cunningham Fund and Lord Strathcona Fund must only be used to support female students.

    Westminster Savings Legacy Bursary

    The Westminster Savings Credit Union Bursary was established in 2003 by Westminster Savings Credit Union. Its purpose is to support students enrolled in any program at Douglas College with the financial barriers formed when pursuing a post-secondary education. In 2016, the name of the fund was changed to the Westminster Saving Legacy Bursary when an additional donation of $30,000 was invested in the endowment.

    William L. (Bill) Day Bursary

    This award was established in honour of William L. (Bill) Day for his years of service for, and leadership of Douglas College. Mr. Day has held various administrative positions with the College since its inception in 1970, including President from 1981-1995. This bursary is available to students in any program of study.

    Willie McErlean Family Bursary Established in 2015 by The McErlean family this bursary supports students in need at Douglas College. William (Willie) James Farrell Elliott McErlean, was a determined man with a strong sense of self and pride. Thanks to the undeniable work ethic of his father, Andrew Arthur Augustus McErlean, Willie learned to pride himself on a job well done and doing it right the first time. He exemplified the attributes of his father and instilled the same onto many in several capacities: as father to his children, coach to his soccer team, drumming instructor and adjudicator to his students and his band mates as well as opponents who watched him achieve great success as a professional drummer. Willie won many awards, the best being a World Championship. Willie would often say "do your best" and "be the best". This family bursary pays tribute to Willie and Andrew and the entire McErlean Clan for all that they have passed on.

    Woody's Trivia Players Bursary

    The Woody’s Trivia Players Bursary (established in 1999) and the French Quarter Trivia Players Bursary (established in 2002) were established by Trivia Teams from Woody’s Pub and the French Quarter Pub in Coquitlam. Each bursary was designed to support students in financial need who graduated from School District #43. In 2012, the two funds merged, and the new Woody’s Trivia Players Bursary continues to support graduates of School District #43 enrolled in any program at Douglas College.

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Clyde Cawley and Family Memorial Bursary

    In 2017, the Clyde Cawley and Family Memorial Bursary was created by Pam Cawley, Dean of Health Sciences at Douglas College, in memory of her late husband Clyde.  Clyde was a "quiet hero," gone too soon, but who lived his life fully and persevered despite enormous odds. This bursary is dedicated to students who are "quiet heroes", pursuing their education with success despite the odds.

    Dr. Cam Coady Foundation Student Bursary

    Dr. Cam Coady Foundation Student Bursary was originally established as an Award in 2013 by the Dr. Cam Coady Foundation. The Dr. Cam Coady Foundation was established by the partnership of pathologists C. J. Coady Associates in 1988 to foster Dr. Coady's objective to achieve excellence in health care and commemorate his great love of medicine. The Foundation supports post-secondary health education through bursaries and scholarships offered at UBC, SFU, BCIT and Douglas College, as well as capital funding support to VCC and some not-for-profit non-government organizations involved in hospice care and sheltered housing. The Foundation is proud to assist these organizations that serve and support the local communities of our professional practice in the Fraser Valley. In 2018 the Award was renamed as a Bursary with the purpose of supporting students enrolled at Douglas College having a demonstrated financial need. 

    Dr. & Mrs. George and Kathleen Elliot and Susan Witter Bursary

    Kathleen Elliot, mother of past Douglas College president Susan Witter, established this fund in 1998 in memory of her husband.  Dr. George Elliot was a former Deputy Minister of Health with the Province of BC.  In 2010, it was renamed to honour both George & Kathleen's memory. In 2011, the fund Susan Witter established upon her retirement in 2009, which reflected her commitment to education as demonstrated by her leadership of Douglas College from 1997 - 2009, was merged with her parents fund to create the Dr. & Mrs. George and Kathleen Elliot and Susan Witter Bursary. This fund supports students enrolled in any program at Douglas College with preference given to programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences and those returning to their education after some time away.

    Edna May Bursary

    The Edna May Bursary was established in her memory, in 2019, by her family. The purpose of this bursary is to support Douglas College students enrolled in either the Veterinary Technology or Nursing programs. Edna loved animals and cared for them deeply. She shared her love for animals with her children and grandchildren. As her Alzheimer's progressed, she spent the last nine years of her life in a home under the care of nurses and health care assistants who took very good care of her and supported her family cope with the challenges. She is fondly remembered by her family as a loving, caring, and very giving individual. Edna was an active volunteer in her community, her local church and for many years, sponsored children in least developed countries. This bursary is to honor her memory of giving back to the community by supporting students facing financial barriers to their education..

    George Williams (BCTA) Memorial Bursary

    This fund was created by the friends and family of George Williams to support students enrolled in the general nursing, resident care aid, home support attendant or therapeutic recreation programs who are, or will be, working with ALS patients.

    Gordon and Charlene Gram Bursary

    Charlene is a former public health nurse and Gordon a real estate developer, who understand the need for well-trained health care professionals in this province. They created this bursary in 1989 to encourage students to go into Nursing, or any other health service field, with a preference given to students who are single parents.

    Health Sciences Bursary

    The Douglas College Health Sciences Department established this fund in 1989 to support students enrolled in Health Sciences programs at Douglas College.

    Seniors Services Society Bursary in Memory of Dorothy Stoberg

    This bursary was established in honour of Dot Stoberg, founding member of the Seniors Services Society. The purpose of the fund is to support students training to work in the field of gerontology by taking programs such as Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Home Care Support Worker or Therapeutic Recreation.

    Tri-Cities Rotary Bursary

    The purpose of the Tri-Cities Rotary Bursary is to provide support to students living in the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody) who are attending Douglas College and enrolled in any program within the Faculty of Health Science. Preference will be given to single parents.  

     


     

    HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER

    Auxiliary To Sunny Hill Health Centre For Children Bursary

    Established in 1989 in recognition of excellent practicum work by Douglas College students, the Auxiliary to Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children Bursary supports students with a disability or students training to work with disabled persons in either the Health Care Support Worker or Therapeutic Recreation programs. The Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children is a leader in educating the academic community about child development and rehabilitation and they are proud of their connection to Colleges and Universities across Canada.

    Frank Quigley Memorial Bursary

    Frank Quigley was a hard working, dedicated father who loved sports and dancing. He taught his children to work hard and do their best at work and play. Frank was the father of Darlene Osborne, a member of the Douglas College Foundation Board from 2003 to 2006 and also publisher of the Burnaby NewsLeader. Under her leadership, newspaper staff and community volunteers hosted several It's All About Women Weekends and used the funds raised to create this bursary in memory of Frank. The Frank Quigley Memorial Bursary supports students enrolled in the Health Care Support Worker program at Douglas College with preference given to female students. 

    Grace Wallis Kidd Bursary

    Allan and Jean Joyce created this bursary to support students with financial need enrolled in the Home Care Support Worker program at Douglas College. 

    IODE British Columbia Bursaries

    Since 1992, IODE has supported students in financial need at Douglas College.  The mission of IODE, a women's charitable organization, is to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social service and citizenship programs.  In 2011, the IODE Provincial Chapter agreed to merge their existing bursaries to create the IODE British Columbia Bursary, with each of the contributing IODE Chapters receiving equal recognition for their contributions. This fund supports Canadian citizens enrolled in any program at Douglas College with preference given to students in either the Nursing or Heacth Care Support Worker programs.

    Leonora Hutchinson Resident Care Attendant Bursary

    The Leonora Hutchinson Resident Care Attendant Bursary was established in memory of Leonora Hutchinson by her three daughters, Leonora, Sheilah & Nenagh. The purpose is to support students enrolled in the Health Care Suppor Worker program with preference given to mature females.

    Linda & George Balzer Family Bursary

    In 2008, Linda and George Balzer established the Linda & George Balzer Family Bursary to support students with financial need enrolled in the Home Care Support Worker, Therapeutic Recreation or other programs in which they are training to help or treat people with brain injuries. Both of Linda’s parents, Beryl and Cy Wales, passed away after falling and incurring head injuries. George & Linda owned BG Controls in Port Coquitlam for 25 years and are both active in the community. Linda is a Rotarian and has sat on many boards, including Douglas College Foundation (2004 to 2010), and George has been the producer of the Summer Sundays Concerts in Port Moody since 2005. In 2019, the criteria was revised to include students in either the Health Care Support Worker program, as it has replaced the Home Care Support Worker program at Douglas, or the Therapeutic Recreation program.

    Vancouver Business & Professional Womens Club Bursary The purpose of the Vancouver Business & Professional Womens Club Bursary is to support students enrolled in the Health Care Support Worker program at Douglas College. 

     


     

    NURSING

    Bonnie Cart Memorial Bursary

    The Bonnie Cart Memorial Bursary was established in 2012 by Bonnie's family to honour her memory and support nursing students at Douglas College. Bonnie was an exceptional and caring nurse to all her patients.  As a nursing student in 1974, she was named "best bedside nurse" at the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing. She was an outstanding role model and mentor to practicing nurses and novice nurses alike and is greatly missed by her family and friends.

    David McDonald General Nursing Bursary

    Established in 2000 by David McDonald, this bursary supports students in need who are enrolled in the General Nursing program at Douglas College. David, former chair of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, believes that nurses are of the utmost importance to the operation of a hospital and he established the award for nursing students as a way to support nurses and nursing education in the local community.

    Douglas College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bursary

    This Douglas College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bursary is the result of a merger of three endowments with the purpose of supporting students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program within the Faculty of Health Sciences. The W.E. Arthur Mercer Bursary was established in 1978 with a gift bequeathed in his will to support general nursing students. W.E. Arthur Mercer was a life-long resident of New Westminster and was one of the founding members of the Douglas College Board. The Eric Bersea Memorial Bursary was established in 1997 by his mother, Doris Bersea, to support general nursing students. Eric battled Huntington’s disease for 17 years, and was the cousin of Douglas College faculty member, Ralph Lake, who also supported this bursary for many years. The Frank and Emily Griffiths Bursary was established in 1991 by a donation from media mogul, Frank A. Griffiths, to support students in the general nursing program.

    Gordon and Charlene Gram Bursary

    Charlene was a public health nurse and Gordon a real estate developer who was keenly aware of the aging population. They created this bursary to encourage students to go into Nursing, or any other health service field, in order to help the elderly. Preference is given to students who are also single parents.

    IODE British Columbia Bursaries

    Since 1992, IODE has supported students in financial need at Douglas College.  The mission of IODE, a women's charitable organization, is to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social service and citizenship programs.  In 2011, the IODE Provincial Chapter agreed to merge their existing bursaries to create the IODE British Columbia Bursary, with each of the contributing IODE Chapters receiving equal recognition for their contributions. This fund supports Canadian citizens enrolled in any program at Douglas College with preference given to students in either the Nursing or Heacth Care Support Worker programs.

    Keith and Betty Beedie Foundation Bursary

    The Keith and Betty Beedie Foundation was established in 1995 as a vehicle for The Beedie Group to dispense charitable donations, focusing in the Greater Vancouver Area. The main beneficiaries of the Foundation's donations are organizations that focus on health, education and crime prevention. The major recipients are the Burnaby, Eagle Ridge and St. Paul's hospitals along with Simon Fraser University, BCIT and Douglas College. The foundation has also donated bicycles to the Vancouver City Police and Burnaby RCMP. This bursary is for a student in the General Nursing program. Selection for the bursary will be based on financial need.

    Margaret Gartside Memorial Bursary

    In 1991, William (Bill) and Gerry Gartside established the Margaret Gartside Memorial Bursary in honour of Bill's mother, Margaret. This bursary supported general Nursing students at Douglas College. In January 2012, Bill passed away at the age of 79. He was chair of the Douglas College Foundation from 1991 to 2005 and he was also heavily involved in his local community. The bursary was renamed in 2012 to honour the lives of both Margaret and Bill and it continues to provide support for Douglas College Nursing students. 

     


     

    NURSING/PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

    Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Bursary

    Established in 1995 by the Tzu Chi Foundation (then the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation) this bursary supports Douglas College students in financial need who are studying in the General and Psychiatric Nursing programs. Today the Tzu Chi Foundation provides aid to over 69 nations. Its volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need. Kiwanis Club Bursary Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. It serves children and youth through activities promoting health and education, and encourages leadership and service among youth. In 1990, the Kiwanis Club of White Rock created the Kiwanis Club of White Rock Bursary to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Nursing and/or Psychiatric Nursing program at Douglas College. In 1992, the Kiwanis Club of New Westminster also created a fund with Douglas College Foundation in support of Nursing students. In 2016, after the New Westminster club became inactive they agreed to merge their fund with the White Rock club's fund and renamed it the Kiwanis Club Bursary. This bursary continues to support students with financial need enrolled in either the Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing program.

    Sharon Coleman Memorial Nursing Bursary

    In 2013, the Burquitlam Lions Club established this bursary in memory of Sharon Coleman. The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to a second year student or higher in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Douglas College.

     


     

    PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

    Gordon and Maxine Wilson Bursary in Psych Nursing

    Mrs. Maxine Wilson has donated $20,000 to support psychiatric nurses who have unmet financial need. Mrs. Wilson is passionate about building inclusive communities and recognizes the instrumental role that psychiatric nurses play in working towards maximizing care and help patients live full and productive lives. This award is named in honour of Maxine's husband, Gordon, who made significant contributions in support of others.

    Philip Lowry Memorial Bursary

    The Philip Lowry Memorial Bursary was established in his memory, in 2009, by his family. Philip was a graduate of the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program. The purpose of this bursary is to support students graduating from the Psychiatric Nursing program with financial need.

    Royal Bank of Canada Bursary

    The Royal Bank of Canada Bursary was established in 2010 by the Royal Bank of Canada, Tri-Cities Region, to support students at Douglas College enrolled in the Psychiatric Nursing program. Royal Bank of Canada is committed to improving the health and well-being of Canadian children through this bursary.

    Union of Psychiatric Nurses Bursary Locals 102 and 105

    Established in May of 2002, this bursary was created to benefit students in the Psychiatric Nursing program.

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Caroline Chan Memorial Bursary

    The Frank Wing Memorial Bursary was established by Caroline and Adrienne Chan, in 1989, to honour their uncle, Frank Wing. The bursary was created to support students in need who are enrolled in programs relating to social services and social sciences at Douglas College with preference given to students of Aboriginal, Asian or South Asian descent. In 2013, Caroline Chan passed away and the bursary was renamed in her memory.

     


     

    CRIMINOLOGY

    The Notary Foundation and BC Notaries Bursary

    The Notary Foundation of BC was established 1985 and is the recipient of the interest paid by BC credit unions, Canadian chartered banks and trust companies when clients' funds are held in trust by a BC Notary Public. The Notary Foundation receives and distributes these funds earned each year in accordance with the goals and objectives set by the Board of Governors.  One way they use the funds is to provide scholarships and bursaries to students in colleges and universities taking certain law-related courses. In 2006, The Notary Foundation established The Notary Foundation and BC Notaries Bursary at Douglas College to support students enrolled in the Legal Studies Diploma program. In 2015, the criteria was expanded to include students enrolled in Criminology programs.

    The Notary Foundation of BC's Applied Criminology Bursary

    The Notary Foundation of BC has been supporting students enrolled in the Legal Studies program in the Criminology department at Douglas College since 2006 through their Bursary and Scholarship endowment funds. In 2016, The Notary Foundation of BC’s Applied Criminology Bursary endowment fund was created to recognize and reward students enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of studies in the newly established Applied Criminology Degree program at Douglas. The Notary Foundation of BC has been supporting students in the areas of Legal Education, Legal Research and Law Libraries since 1985.

    The Wayne Strandlund Bursary

    The Wayne Strandlund Bursary was established in 2017, by The Notary Foundation of BC, in honour of Wayne’s exceptional contributions to the Foundation as a board member and Governor. Wayne provided The Notary Foundation with the initial seed money to establish a First Nations bursary and Douglas College students are now the fortunate recipients of that initial gesture through this grant from The Notary Foundation. The Wayne Strandlund Bursary supports aboriginal students, who are in financial need and enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of the Criminology Degree program at Douglas College. Preference is given to students specializing in the Legal Studies stream of the program.

    Westminster Community Legal Services Society Bursary

    (see Child, Family and Community Studies bursaries)

     


     

    ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

    Environmental Programs Bursary

    This bursary was established to recognize the contributions of the following companies: Allard Contractors Ltd., Construction Aggregates Ltd/Steelhead Aggregates, Coquitlam Sand and Gravel, and Jack Cewe Co. Ltd. These companies are partners in the College and Pit Owners Partnership and have made significant monetary contributions to the Institute of Urban Ecology Endowment Fund. The candidates for this bursary will be students from any Douglas College environmental program.

     


     

    FUTURE TEACHERS

    Arlene Clay Memorial Bursary

    In 2012, Douglas College Foundation hosted the first ever Bursary Draw at A Class Act. Proceeds from the tickets sold, plus a generous donation from winning guest Mike Clay, went directly to students in need. Mike named the bursary in memory of his mother, Arlene Clay, a retired School District 43 teacher, who initiated what became a district-wide public speaking program. The Arlene Clay Memorial Bursary provides support to Port Moody residents with a preference to those enrolled in the Future Teachers – Associate of Arts Degree program or Early Childhood Education programs (diploma & certificate) at Douglas College.

    Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary

    The Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary was established by family and friends in 2007, to honour the memory of Randall (Randy) Sall, a Douglas College Alumnus. Randy received his Certificate in Childcare and later returned as a mature student to obtain his Teaching Degree. By this time, Randy was working full-time while raising four children under the age of 11. This bursary supports students who are pursuing a career as a child and youth counselor or as a teacher and who, like Randy, need to create a positive balance between personal responsibilities and professional goals. Randy was raised in Port Coquitlam and lived in 'PoCo' until his untimely passing in 2007. He was very proud of his hometown. As such, preference is given to mature students and students who live in Port Coquitlam.

     


     

    HISTORY

    Rhoda Friedrichs Memorial Bursary

    Established in 2014 in memory of Rhoda Friedrichs, a Douglas College faculty member and former Chair of the History Department, this bursary supports students in financial need in any program or faculty at Douglas College with a preference to students studying History. Rhoda held a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University and joined the History Department at Douglas College in 1989. She was an inspiring teacher who presented numerous conference papers and published a series of articles on late medieval England. Rhoda was posthumously awarded the designation of faculty emeritus in recognition of her scholarship, her teaching and her contributions to the College community.

     


     

    LEGAL STUDIES

    The Notary Foundation and BC Notaries Bursary

    The Notary Foundation of BC was established 1985 and is the recipient of the interest which BC credit unions, Canadian chartered banks and trust companies must pay on clients' funds when they are held in trust by a BC Notary Public. The Notary Foundation receives and distributes the funds earned each year in accordance with the goals and objectives set by the Board of Governors. The Notary Foundation funds education for it members and provides grants in support of legal education, legal research and law libraries. It also provides scholarships and bursaries to students in colleges and universities taking law-related courses. In 2006, the Notary Foundation established its bursary at Douglas College to support students in the Legal Studies Diploma. In 2015, the criteria were expanded to include Criminology as an option.

    COMMUNICATION

    Beth Anderson Memorial Bursary

    Established in 1994 by Mary and Doug Anderson in memory of their daughter, the Beth Anderson Memorial Bursary honours the life of a gift writer and Douglas College Alumni. Beth discovered her passion for writing while attending the Print Futures program at Douglas College, where she achieved top marks while holding down a full-time job. The bursary was created in her name to support students in need at Douglas College. In 2014, the Print Futures program became the Professional Communication Post-Degree Diploma program. In 2018, Mary expanded the criteria to include any Communications program offered by Douglas College. In 2019, the criteria was expanded again by opening the bursary to a domestic student enrolled in a Communications course.

     


     

    PERFORMING ARTS

    The Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville Bursary in Honour of Jim Trimble

    This fund was created in 2004 by the Society for the Preservation Of Vaudeville from the proceeds of a Vaudevillian performance. It is the desire of the society to raise funds by holding an annual concert and donating the proceeds to their endowment to assist students in any of the performing arts programs at Douglas College

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Douglas College Faculty of Science & Technology Bursary

    The Y. P. See Memorial Bursary was established in 1993 by Douglas College Modern Languages instructor, Ralph Lake, in memory of his brother-in-law who was a research chemist with Connaught Labs in Toronto, Ontario and had a passion for science. In 2016, the Y.P. See Memorial Bursary was merged with unrestricted funds from the Sustainable Energy Series at Douglas College to create the Douglas College Faculty of Science & Technology Bursary.

    Minerva Foundation for B.C Women in STEM Bursary

    Minerva BC Women is a registered , non-profit charitable organization that supports women and girls throughout the province to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their leadership potential. The Minerva Foundation for BC Women in STEM Bursary was established, in 2018, and is supported by the following champions who have made the elevation of women in leadership through education the hallmark of their legacy: Jacqueline Frewin, Janet Fleck Ladner, Jocelyne Bourassa, Randy Sung, Suzanne Lee, Thomas Kinloch, the Harrison Buitenhuis family, and the Rix family. The purpose of this bursary is to support female students, enrolled in any STEM program at Douglas College. Preference is given in the following order to: indigenous woman, single mothers, a woman returning to school after a prolonged absence, an immigrant woman, a woman who is the first in her family to attend university, a Minerva BC program Alumnae, any woman in financial need.

     


     

    DISPENSING OPTICIAN

    Dispensing Optician Association of BC Bursary

    The Dispensing Optician Association of British Columbia was formed in 1960 to enhance the business and political influence of the optical business in the province. The DOABC played a key role in advancing the interests of opticians by acting on issues that affected the optician business/profession as well as individual opticians. When the association disbanded in 2010, it boasted 380 active members and stores. After 40 years of service, the DOABC was recognized by government and industry as the senior advocacy association for the opticianry business/profession in B.C. In 2010 DOABC made a significant contribution to the Dispensing Optician Bursary Endowment. In recognition of its support, Douglas College Foundation renamed this endowment to reflect the association's generosity.

     


     

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

    Environmental Programs Bursary  (see Humanities and Social Sciences bursaries)

     


     

    HEARING INSTRUMENT PRACTITIONER

    Hearing Instrument Practitioner Bursary

    The Hearing Instrument Practitioner Bursary was established, in 2017, for donors who either didn’t want individual recognition for their contributions or who wanted to give a gift but couldn’t commit to the minimum threshold required to create their own named fund. The purpose is to support students enrolled in the Hearing Instrument Practitioners program who are facing financial barriers.

    Marke Hambley Bursary for Hearing Instrument Practitioners

    The Marke Hambley Bursary for Hearing Instrument Practitioners was created by NexGen Hearing in recognition of his retirement. The purpose of this fund is to support Douglas College students, facing financial barriers, who are enrolled in the Hearing Instrument Practitioners program.

     


     

    VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

    Edna May Bursary

    The Edna May Bursary was established in her memory, in 2019, by her family. The purpose of this bursary is to support Douglas College students enrolled in either the Veterinary Technology or Nursing programs. Edna loved animals and cared for them deeply. She shared her love for animals with her children and grandchildren. As her Alzheimer's progressed, she spent the last nine years of her life in a home under the care of nurses and health care assistants who took very good care of her and supported her family cope with the challenges. She is fondly remembered by her family as a loving, caring, and very giving individual. Edna was an active volunteer in her community, her local church and for many years, sponsored children in least developed countries. This bursary is to honor her memory of giving back to the community by supporting students facing financial barriers to their education.

    Matt Rumberg Memorial Bursary

    The Matt Rumberg Memorial Bursary was established by Norma Rumberg in memory of her husband, Matt, who passed away in April 2007 after trying to save his beloved dog, Holly. Matt is missed greatly by his family, friends and community. The Matt Rumberg Memorial Bursary reflects Matt’s belief in the protection and support of animals and the importance of higher education. This bursary will benefit students enrolled in their second year of the Veterinary Technology program who have contributed to their community in a manner that demonstrates their love and compassion for animals and who have demonstrated financial need.

    Royal City Jewellers Bursary

    The Royal City Jewellers Bursary was established by Howard Isman to recognize and reward students enrolled in Douglas College who face significant financial barriers. His son, Michael Isman, is now the President of Royal City Jewellers and has continued to support this fund, increasing its annual award value over the last few years. In 2016, Michael agreed to fund two general bursaries in the Fall semester for students enrolled in any program at Douglas College, and an additional bursary in the Winter semester designated to Veterinary Technology students.

    Veterinary Technology Trust Bursary

    The Veterinary Technology Trust Bursary was established by faculty to assist students in financial need.  Two bursaries in the amount are available annually.

    Scholarships List

    BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION OF BC SCHOLARSHIP

    The Baseball Coaches Association of BC Scholarship was established, in 1995, with the purpose of recognizing and rewarding student athletes, playing for the Douglas College Baseball team, who demonstrate both academic excellence, as well as, significant athletic achievement in their sport. Preference is given to students who graduated from a BC High School and for one award to be issued to a member of the coaching staff.


    DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PERFORMANCE BASED TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was created by Guangwei Ouyang, VP, International Education & Strategic Partnerships, in 2017, to support the recruitment of international student athletes to Douglas College. The purpose of the fund is to cover the difference between International and Domestic student tuition fees. A maximum of 5 eligible recipients will be chosen each academic year to receive up to $7,000 toward their tuition. The scholarships will be split equally between the Fall & Winter semester.


    DR. GORDON L. DIEWERT (PRONOUNCED DEEWERT) SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established by Susan Diewert Kwong and Peter Kwong in memory of Susan’s late husband, Dr. Gordon L. Diewert, who was tragically killed, at the age of 30, when an impaired driver collided with his vehicle on April 28, 1981. Susan worked at Douglas College from 1970 to 1973. The purpose of this fund was to provide an entrance scholarship to new Douglas College students who demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to the fight against drunk driving through volunteer work with their high school's Dry Grad ceremony. In 2017, the criteria was amended to include any student enrolled in the Sport Science Diploma or Physical Education & Coaching Degree program, or as a Student Athlete in any program. Preference is given to students who have volunteer or work experience, either in their community or at the College, that advocates against driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.


    EXECUTIVE PLAZA SCHOLARSHIP

    In 2017, the Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam partnered with the Douglas College Athletics Department to provide discounted visiting team accommodations for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Athletics seasons. As a part of their agreement Executive Plaza also agreed to fund an annual scholarship, valued at $2,000 per year, for those two years.


    GORD ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The Gord Ellis Memorial Scholarship was established, in 2001, by members of his family and the North Delta Baseball Association. Gord Ellis graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s in education.  He taught in schools in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, where he passed his passion for sport and education on to his students. The purpose of this scholarship is to support talented young baseball players at Douglas College pursuing a post secondary education. 

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

    Peter and Gonnie vanTongeren Early Childhood Education Scholarship

    The Peter and Gonnie vanTongeren Early Childhood Education Scholarship (originally named the McDonald’s Early Childhood Education Scholarship) was created by Peter and Gonnie vanTongeren, McDonald’s Restaurant owner/operators (TYGO Enterprises Ltd.) and business leaders in the Tri-Cities.  The vanTongerens believe in strengthening their community by supporting others, and have made a name for themselves by partnering with various local charities.  Recognizing the importance of open and accessible post-secondary education, the couple established this scholarship to reward hardworking students in the Early Childhood Education Diploma program at Douglas College.

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Ricoh Canada Inc. Scholarship

    Ricoh Canada Inc. established this scholarship, in 2011, to recognize & reward students enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College. In 2019, they revised the purpose of the scholarship to support students enrolled in any Aboriginal Stream course within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies. Preference will be given to Aboriginal students enrolled in these courses.

    THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

    Geri Paterson Scholarship

    Established by faculty in the Therapeutic Recreation department within the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies, this award was named for Geri upon her retirement from Douglas College where she had been an instructor and coordinator in the Therapeutic Recreation department. The award acknowledges and celebrates her lifetime career and her considerable contributions to both the Therapeutic Recreation department and the Therapeutic Recreation profession.

    MULTI-DEPARTMENT

    Envision Financial Scholarship 

    This scholarship was established by Envision Financial, title sponsor of Envision Financial Light the Lake, to reward Douglas College students enrolled in the Commerce and Business Administration Program. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to members, children of members, or grandchildren of members of Envision Financial.

    Jamal Khan Scholarship in Finance & Business

     Jamal Khan established this scholarship, in 2018, as a reflection of his belief in the value of post-secondary education. As an alumnus of Douglas College, he wanted to support students who are studying at the place that inspired his love of learning and led to a rewarding and purposeful life. This Scholarship recognizes and supports students who have achieved academic excellence in any Diploma or Degree program within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration; with preference given to students enrolled in their final year of the program.

    Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Scholarship 

    The purpose of this annual fund is to provide scholarships to students residing in the Tri-Cities. Eligible candidates must be registered in the Commerce and Business Administration program  in a minimum of nine credits. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    ACCOUNTING

    CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter Scholarship in Data Analytics

    A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established in 2019 by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, in recognition of Douglas College's 50th anniversary. The purpose of this award is to support students enrolled in either their 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program. Preference will be given to students in the Data Analytics concentration of this program who intend on enrolling in a CPABC program (CPA of ACAF) upon graduation. The scholarship is offered year-round.

    F.K. Chan & Company CPA Scholarship 

    The F.K. Chan & Company CGA, CMA, CA Scholarship was established in 1999 to support students enrolled in either the Business Administration Degree (Accounting) program or Accounting Diploma program at Douglas College who plan to pursue a career in Accounting in the province of British Columbia. As of June 24, 2015, BC’s professional accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountant Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC) merged to establish the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC). As a result, the scholarship name was updated to F.K. Chan & Company CPA Scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence in their studies at Douglas College and provide proof that they have enrolled in at least one CPABC course, within one year of being selected as a recipient, to receive this scholarship.

    BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Darlene K. Hyde Scholarship

     As Chair of the Douglas College Foundation Board, Darlene K. Hyde established this scholarship in 2014 to support outstanding students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. Preference will be given to students in the Financial Services stream.

    COMPUTER STUDIES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Microserve Scholarship 

    This scholarship was established by Microserve, in 1996, to support Douglas College students. Each year up to two thirds of the annual distributable income will be allocated to students enrolled in any program with the remaining balance going to students in the Computing Studies and Information Systems program.

    HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

    A Class Act Scholarship

     Established in 2001 with funds raised at Douglas College Foundation's annual fundraising event, A Class Act, this scholarship supports students committed to excellence. Hospitality Management students have volunteered at A Class Act every year since it began, and as such, preference is given to students enrolled in this program, then in any program in the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration, then to students in any program. Eligible students must have successfully completed their 1st year of studies and be entering their 2nd year at Douglas College.

    Coast Hotels Hospitality Scholarship 

    Established in 2014 by Coast Hotels & Resorts this scholarship supports students who excel academically within the Hospitality Management program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (C&BA) at Douglas College.

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

    Barbara J. Bessey Office Administration Scholarship 

    This Scholarship was established in honour of Barbara Bessey, who retired in 2009 following a 35-year career at Douglas College. Barbara Bessey excelled in office administration, and served as Executive Assistant to a series of College Presidents. Demonstrating intelligence, poise, initiative, flexibility, discretion and dedication, she had a tremendous, positive impact upon colleagues and students alike. Throughout her tenure, which was one of significant technological change, Barbara Bessey remained a life-long learner and exemplified the consummate caring office professional. This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward Office Administration Diploma & Certificate program graduates who demonstrate academic excellence.

    PRESIDENT'S ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Established by the Douglas College Office of the President in 1992, the President’s Entrance Scholarship initially provided eight (8) tuition waiver scholarships for local (New Westminster & Tri-Cities) high school graduates attending Douglas College. In 2010, the catchment area was redefined as Metro Vancouver high schools, and in 2013, the number of scholarships offered increased to sixteen (16), with a value of up to $5,000 annually (to be split equally between the Fall & Winter semesters). Recipients are eligible to receive additional renewal scholarships, valued at up to $5,000 annually (to be split equally between the Fall & Winter semesters), for a maximum of 4 years. Recipients must be active in, and a major contributor to, at least one school activity (eg. student council, athletics, music, clubs, etc) or be active within their community on a volunteer basis. Deferral of the scholarship for medical or other reasons is at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee. Candidates must provide relevant documentation in support of the reason for their deferral request.

    DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

    Douglas International began offering merit-based entrance scholarships to international students new to Douglas College in 2011. These scholarships are used to recognize & recruit students based on academic performance. They also require students to demonstrate engagement in their school, community and/or personal development.

    CANADIAN HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship is offered to high school students in their final year of school who are enrolling in September of the same year in the Hospitality Management program. View scholarship information.

    CJP ARCHITECTS SCHOLARSHIP

    CJP Architects, and the partners involved in the firm, established this fund as part of the inauguration of the Thomas Haney Campus in Maple Ridge. Preference is given to students residing in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP & PERFORMANCE-BASED SCHOLARSHIP

    These scholarships will be given to students who are entering the full-time University Transfer Music program at Douglas College and who are enrolled in a minimum of 11 credits, including all the required Music courses for which they are eligible. Applicants must audition (auditions are in April and May) and pass the theory requirement. The number of scholarships and the amount of each will be at the discretion of the Music Department. Applications due by May 9. Scholarships are based upon demonstrated achievement and potential at the auditions and presume acceptable theory entrance standings. Consideration will also be given to secondary school grades and a letter of reference. Winners must register in all the required Music courses (11 credits minimum).

    FACULTY OF COMMERCE & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

    The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration created this entrance scholarship, with a one time donation in 2001, from their Faculty Productivity Incentive fund and through international consulting projects. The purpose of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Entrance Scholarship is to encourage enrollment by students in any program within the Faculty who have demonstrated academic excellence.

    NEW WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

    The New Westminster Community Entrance Scholarship is the result of a merger of two funds: The Royal Visit 1983 Scholarship and the George Wootton Scholarship.  The Royal Visit 1983 Scholarship was created in 1983 to commemorate the 1983 Royal Visit to New Westminster. New Westminster City Council established the fund and then invited local groups to contribute. The following groups participated: Downtown New Westminster Association, New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of Eagles New Westminster Aerie No.20, Woodward’s New Westminster Store, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #2, International Woodworkers of America Local 1-357, New Westminster Hyack Festival Association, B.C. Government Employee’s Union, New Westminster & District Labour Council, Native Sons of British Columbia Post No.4, Native Daughters of British Columbia Post No.4, New Westminster Council of Women. The George Wootton Scholarship was established in 1979 by the Douglas College Board in recognition of George’s outstanding dedication, service and contributions to Douglas College and the community as the first president of Douglas College. The two scholarship funds were merged in 2016 to create the New Westminster Community Entrance Scholarship with the purpose of supporting recent high-achieving high school graduates in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at Douglas College.

    COQUITLAM 1991 BC SUMMER GAMES AWARD

    This fund was created as part of the legacy provided by the 1991 BC Summer Games, held in Coquitlam. The award is available to a graduate of Centennial High School, with a minimum 75% in all Grade 11 and 12 courses (a high school transcript must be attached to the application). There should be evidence (a letter of recommendation) of involvement in school or community athletic activities.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE MUSIC ENTRANCE AWARD OF DISTINCTION

    The Hugh Livingstone Maze Music Award of Distinction was created in 1998 through a gift from the estate of Hugh Livingston Maze. In 1994, the Meiji University Mandolin Old Boys (OB) Club created an Award of Distinction after performing a benefit concert for the Centre for International Education and Douglas College Foundation at the Massey Theatre. The purpose of both awards was to recognize and reward students entering their first year of the University Transfer Music Diploma program at Douglas College.

    In 2016, the Douglas College Music Department made the decision to merge these two funds with their entrance Award of Distinction, originally created in 1990, and rename the award the Douglas College Music Entrance Award of Distinction. This merger will yield a higher annual distributable income from investment and allow the department to grant more substantial awards to deserving students. Hugh Livingstone Maze and the Meiji University Mandolin OB Club will continue to be recognized individually for their contributions during the annual Music award ceremony.

    DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ENTRANCE AWARD

    In recognition of Douglas Internationals' diverse group of students from around the world they began offering entrance scholarships based on key geographic regions. The Douglas International Education Entrance Award recognizes & recruits students based on academic performance and their capabilities to contribute to the internationalization of Douglas College. Preference will be given to students coming from less-represented countries.

    DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ENTRANCE AWARD

    The Douglas International Music Entrance Award was created, in 2018, to encourage international students to enrol in the Douglas College Music Diploma program. Douglas International has committed to funding this award at $14,000 per year for 2 years.

    FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LIMITED ENTRANCE AWARD

    The Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award was established, in 2007, by Faixfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) to provide two entrance awards to students entering any full time program of study at Douglas College. Recipients are eligible to receive a 2nd year of funding should they continue to meet all eligibility criteria. In 2018, Fairfax increased the value of these awards from $3,500 per year to $4,000 per year, per recipient. They also expanded their offer to include 3 new students per year. To recognize the many Degree programs offered at Douglas College, Fairfax will now offer a maximum of 4 years of support to one of these three students should they be enrolled in a Degree program after the initial 2 years of funding has been exhausted, should they continue to meet all eligibility criteria each semester. The main objective of these awards are to assist worthy candidates for whom the cost of pursing a post-secondary education would be a serious impediment.

    Y.P. HEUNG FOUNDATION ENTRANCE AWARD

    The Y.P. Heung Foundation created this fund in 2019 to address the rising cost of post-secondary tuition fees and the general challenge of “affordability” in all major urban centers in the Province of BC. The funds will create academic awards to encourage and support new entrants in their venture into post-secondary education. The Y.P. Heung Foundation believes that through education, the gap of inequality in the future will be reduced, thus enhancing the economic performance of the overall community.

    THE JOYCE FAMILY FOUNDATION ENTRANCE AWARD

    The Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Award was created in 2016 through a generous donation of $250,000 from The Joyce Foundation. The purpose of the award is to provide support for first year students at Douglas College, who have recently graduated from high school and who demonstrate financial need, with the cost of tuition, school fees and books. Having not been able to obtain a post-secondary education when he was young, due to financial hardship, Ron Joyce intends this award to provide transformational support for students at Douglas College. The Foundation’s primary focus is to provide access to education for children and youth with significant financial need or facing other socio-economic barriers to success.

    GOOD NOISE VANCOUVER GOSPEL CHOIR VOICE ENTRANCE AWARD 

    The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Voice Entrance Award was established, in 2015, by the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir. The purpose of this entrance award is to support recent high school graduates enrolling in the Douglas College Music Diploma program, with a focus on studying Voice. 

    LOYAL PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION ENTRANCE AWARD

    The Loyal Protestant Association established this entrance award with a $5,000 donation in 2016. The purpose of the fund is to reward and recognize high school students from New Westminster, Burnaby or the Tri-Cities wishing to begin their post-secondary education at Douglas College. The Loyal Protestant Association is one of BC’s oldest charities and is dedicated to helping students succeed in life.

    NAKED STAGE READERS THEATRE ENTRANCE AWARD

    This award was created by Jim Trimble & The Naked Stage Theatre to support a high school student entering their first year of studies in the theatre program at Douglas College.

    AMRIK POONI SCHOLARSHIP

    The Gary Pooni and Family Award of Achievement was created in 2014 to support students who were innovative and interested in starting their own business. In 2016, after the passing of his father, Gary changed the name of the award to the Amrik Pooni Scholarship to honour his father’s passion for education and giving back. Amrik Pooni was an intelligent and gifted man, who had to forego a College education in order to work on the family farm in India. Amrik, and his wife Harbhajan Pooni, strongly believed in the value of a post-secondary education and were dedicated to ensuring their three children, Jagrup, Gary and Sonny, would have the opportunity he did not to gain a higher education; which they all did. Sonny even studied at Douglas. Amrik also strongly believed in community and was involved in many community organizations and activities. Harbhajan and her three children are honoured to be a part of this scholarship that recognized students to share Amrik’s values – hard work, education and giving back.

    BILL HILL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

    Bill Hill, a local New Westminster businessman, and his family created this fund to provide scholarships for second-year Douglas College students. Bill passed away in 1998. The recipients must display evidence of entrepreneurial activities and participate in community activities.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE BOARD 2014 FUND

    This fund was created by the 2014 Douglas College Board, whose members wished to support students facing financial barriers to accessing post-secondary education and also to recognize and celebrate students achieving academic excellence in their chosen course of study. College Board members established this fund in recognition of the continuing growth of Douglas College and out of a desire to make a difference for students in the coming decade.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE BOARD LEGACY FUND

    This Fund was created by the 2012/13 Douglas College Board as a tangible way of supporting students enrolled at Douglas College. Board members wished to support students facing financial barriers to accessing post-secondary education and also to recognize and celebrate students achieving academic excellence in their chosen course of study. College Board members established this fund in recognition of the continuing growth of Douglas College and out of a desire to make a difference for students in the coming decade. The fund operates as both an bursary and a scholarship. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5  and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. Preference will be given to students who volunteer at the College or in their community.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE HONORARY FELLOWS RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

    The Honorary Fellows Recognition Scholarship was created, in 2019, by the Douglas College Office of the President in recognition of the Honorary Fellows designated by the College. Douglas College awards an Honorary Fellow designation to individual who demonstrate outstanding achievement or distinguished service on a community, provincial, national, or international scale. Honorary Fellows serve to inspire graduates and reflect the values of the College.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE/MORIGUCHI CITY/NEW WESTMINSTER 30TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP

    The cities of Moriguchi and New Westminster and the boards of Douglas College and New Westminster Secondary School inaugurated this endowment in 1993 in honour of the 30th anniversary of the “twinning” of New Westminster and Moriguchi. Three scholarships are available: one for a New Westminster resident attending Douglas College who displays evidence of community involvement and has completed a minimum of 24 credits; one for a New Westminster secondary school student demonstrating excellence in their Japanese studies who may be attending a post-secondary institution other than Douglas College; and one for an international student from Moriguchi City who is enrolled in English Language Learning and Acquisition classes at Douglas College. 

    DOUGLAS STUDENTS' UNION SCHOLARSHIP

    As one of the founding partners for the Douglas College Foundation, the Students' Union originated the student aid endowment program with this fund. Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to receive a book prize from Pearson Education Canada.

    KOODO & JKE SCHOLARSHIP

    The Koodo and JKE Scholarship was established, in 2018, by donations from Koodo Mobile and to J.K. Enterprises. The purpose of the fund is to recognize and reward students at Douglas College who demonstrate academic excellence in their chosen program of studies. 

    M.H. (BILL) MORFEY SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established in 1988 by the family and friends of Bill Morfey to honour his retirement from Douglas College. A part of Douglas College for over 20 years, Bill started out as the College’s first staff employee in 1969. He worked hard on behalf of the students and was a driving force behind the establishment of a permanent endowment fund for student financial assistance. Candidates for this scholarship must have completed at least 12 credits, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be active in College and/or community activities.

    MICROSERVE SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established by Microserve to support Douglas College students. Up to two thirds of the annual distributable income will be awarded as scholarships to students in any Douglas College program. The remainder of the income will be awarded as scholarships to students in the Computing Studies and Information Systems program at Douglas College.

    R. HOWARD WEBSTER FOUNDATION STEP UP SCHOLARSHIP

    The Student Teams Exploring Pervasive Urban Problems (STEP UP) project, offered through various courses at Douglas College, allows students to get a hands-on, real-world experience. Through STEP UP, students practice teamwork skills and apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to explore the unique challenges of urban environments. Students learn to think deeply and critically about the societal challenges facing modern cities. From homelessness to traffic congestion, waste management to crime prevention, students are given the opportunity to go beyond the textbooks and to become immersed in a pervasive urban problem, working together to make recommendations for improvement. Through the generosity of the R. Howard Webster Foundation this scholarship was created to support students engaged in STEP UP courses. View more information on STEP UP.

    SODEXO SCHOLARSHIP

    As the contractor for janitorial services at the college campuses and training centres, Sodexo and Douglas College have a long history of partnership and in 2002 Sodexo established this scholarship.  After a public bid process in the spring of 2015, Sodexo was awarded a five year contract to continue providing janitorial services to Douglas College. Demonstrating its belief in the power of education and a desire to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where it operates, Sodexo continues to support the growth of its scholarship.

    WEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR APPLIED ETHICS

    The Scholarship for Applied Ethics was established in 2018 by the Wen family. Lifelong learners, the Wen family values and understands the importance of education and wishes to assist students in their pursuit of higher education. In particular, they want to help make our communities stronger and ethically healthier by supporting students studying applied ethics.

    A limited number of graduation scholarships are given in recognition of graduating students who have achieved a record of academic excellence at Douglas College. Application deadline is April 1.

    EDITORS' CANADA (BRITISH COLUMBIA BRANCH) SCHOLARSHIP

    The Editors Association of Canada (BC Branch) Scholarship was established in 2003 with the purpose of supporting students graduating from the Print Futures program at Douglas College. The Print Futures program became the Professional Communication Post-Degree Diploma program in 2014. As a result of rebranding the name of this fund changed to the Editors Canada (BC Branch) Scholarship in 2017.

     

    MARY FEWSTER MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    The Mary Fewster Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1987 by family, friends and colleagues of Mary Fewster. Mary was a founding member of the Douglas College Nursing department and became the Director of Nursing in 1981. She was also a consultant with the World Health Organization, where she worked on curriculum development for nursing schools throughout the Caribbean. Mary was strongly committed to advancing standards of excellence in nursing, emphasizing the humanitarian aspects of the nursing profession, and as such, this scholarship recognizes and rewards Douglas College Nursing students who excel academically, who demonstrate caring attitudes and who have a commitment to nursing.

    NURSING

    Douglas College Nursing Scholarship 

    The Douglas College Nursing Scholarship was established to reward students enrolled in the General Nursing Program. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

    John Oliver Ritchie Memorial Scholarship 

    The John Oliver Ritchie Memorial Scholarship, established in 2007, is meant to recognize Douglas College General Nursing students who show promise and outstanding commitment to the program. It honours the 30 years of work and dedication of John Oliver Ritchie to the Faculty of Nursing.  He was a respected and much loved instructor and mentor to hundreds of students over the years. This scholarship, created in his memory, serves to assist semester one nursing students as they claim their place inside their chosen profession.

    Mary Fewster Memorial Nursing Scholarship (See graduation scholarships) Rotary Club of New Westminster Nursing Scholarship 

    Established in 2002 by the Rotary Club of New Westminster to provide a scholarship to General Nursing students.

    PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

    Philip Lowry Memorial Scholarship

    The Philip Lowry Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory, in 2009, by his family. Philip was a graduate of the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students graduating from the Psychiatric Nursing program who have demonstrated academic excellence

    CRIMINOLOGY

    Brodie Osborne-Campbell Memorial Scholarship

    This endowment fund was established in 2007 to honour the life of Brodie Osborne-Campbell, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam, who passed away of a bacterial meningitis infection. Brodie was the beloved son, and only child, of Colin Campbell, an instructor in the Douglas College Criminology Department, and Judith Osborne. The purpose of this fund is to recognize the academic achievements of students enrolled in Criminology at Douglas College.

    Jack Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

    This fund was created by the Douglas College Criminology Department and the friends and family of Jack Ferguson in memory of Jack, a long time faculty member who was instrumental in establishing the Criminology program at the College. The recipient is preferably a Criminology student.

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

    BC Hydro Scholarship See Environmental Programs under Science & Technology Scholarships.

    LEGAL STUDIES

    The Notary Foundation and B.C. Notaries Scholarship The Notary Foundation of BC was established 1985 and is the recipient of the interest paid by BC credit unions, Canadian chartered banks and trust companies when clients' funds are held in trust by a BC Notary Public. The Notary Foundation receives and distributes these funds earned each year in accordance with the goals and objectives set by the Board of Governors.  One way they use the funds is to provide scholarships and bursaries to students in colleges and universities taking certain law-related courses. In 2006, The Notary Foundation established The Notary Foundation and BC Notaries Scholarship at Douglas College to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Legal Studies Diploma program. In 2016, the criteria was expanded to include students enrolled in Criminology programs.

    POLITICAL SCIENCE

    Mohammad Behzad Alereza Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in May 2005 by the family of Mohammad Behzad Alereza. Mohammad was a student at the Coquitlam Campus when he died tragically in a car accident. Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in the Political Science program at Douglas College in a minimum of 9.0 credits, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

    CREATIVE WRITING/ENGLISH

    Gail Fraser Scholarship for Literary Studies

    This scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Douglas College English Instructor Gail Fraser. Gail's family wished to support students who followed a similar path to Gail, "a real scholar with a keen mind." The goal of the scholarship is to recognize and reward students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree (or 60-credit diploma equivalent) with a specialization in English or Creative Writing OR have completed a combined minimum of six English and/or Creative Writing courses at Douglas College. Eligible candidates must be accepted as transfer student from Douglas College into a Bachelor's Degree in either English or Creative Writing and preference will be given to those choosing to attend Gail's alma mater, the University of British Columbia. In 2016, Bruce Fraser restructured his pledge and committed to a contribution of $1,000 annually for the next four (4) years. Download application form. 

    ENGLISH

    Ken McGlinchey English Scholarship

    The family of Ken McGlinchey and the Douglas College English Department established this award in memory of Ken McGlinchey, a member of that department from 1971 to 1987. Ken is remembered for his excellence as an instructor and commitment to the field of Canadian literature. Eligible students must have completed at least two first-year English courses, be currently enrolled in a second- or third-year literature or English course and have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Preference will be given to those who have completed, or are currently enrolled in, a Canadian literature course.

    Susan Wasserman Scholarship

    The Susan Wasserman Scholarship was established, in 2010, in honour of her retirement after nearly three decades of teaching in the Douglas College English Department. Its purpose is to celebrate the achievement of students studying Canadian literature and culture, areas that have long been central to Susan's research and teaching. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students who are taking English courses at Douglas College, with preference given to those who excel in English courses that focus on Canadian Literature.

    Sylvia Perry English Studies Scholarship

    In 1985, the Douglas College English Department established the Sylvia Perry English Studies Scholarship in honour of Sylvia Perry, a former English instructor at Douglas College. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence in their English courses.

     

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING AND ACQUISITION

    Douglas College/Moriguchi City/New Westminster 30th Anniversary Scholarship (see general scholarships section)

    Chestnut Music Theory & History Scholarship

    The Chestnut Music Theory & History Scholarship was established in 1994 by a gift from the estate of Laura Chestnut. The purpose of this award is to recognize & reward students attending Douglas College and furthering their music education.

    Henry Waack Music Scholarship

    This award was established by Henry Waack, a founding faculty member of the department who retired in 1993. Preference is given to very promising students with an excellent record in the performing and academic parts of the program. A candidate must be enrolled in a minimum of 11 credits in the Basic Musicianship or University Transfer Music program, including all the core Music courses for which he or she is eligible. The scholarship must be applied toward further music studies at Douglas College.No application required; selection is made by Music faculty.

     

    PERFORMING ARTS

    Arts Council of New Westminster Scholarship

    The Arts Council of New Westminster Scholarship was established in 1988 by the Arts Council of New Westminster to support students enrolled in Performing Arts.  Hilda Cliffe, a passionate supporter of the arts in New Westminster and a strong advocate for education, has been a major contributor to this fund.

    BIOLOGY

    Douglas College Biology Scholarship

    The Douglas College Biology Scholarship was established by a gift from the Douglas College Biology department in 1990. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote academic excellence in the discipline of Biology, specifically within Biology 1110 and/or Biology 1210, and to reward outstanding achievement in a difficult subject area.

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

    BC Hydro Scholarship  The BC Hydro Scholarship was created in 1991 by BC Hydro to recognize and rewards students enrolled in any Environmental program within either the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science & Technology at Douglas College who demonstrate academic excellence.

    DISPENSING OPTICIAN

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Renewable Scholarship

    This scholarship was created, in 2019, through the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. Their vision: To help people see better, connect better, live better. Part of the company's credo includes a mandate to be good citizens by supporting good works and charities, better health and education.

    SPORT SCIENCE/BACHELOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND COACHING

    The application deadline for these scholarships is March 1st, 2021. Submit applications electronically to Ken Anderson (Chair, SPSC Scholarship Committee) at andersonk@douglascollege.ca. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information on Sport Science Department Awards, contact Ken Anderson at 604 527 5802 or andersonk@douglascollege.ca.

    Dr. Gordon L. Diewert (pronounced Deewert) Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Susan Diewert Kwong and Peter Kwong in memory of Susan’s late husband, Dr. Gordon L. Diewert, who was tragically killed, at the age of 30, when an impaired driver collided with his vehicle on April 28, 1981. Susan worked at Douglas College from 1970 to 1973. The purpose of this fund was to provide an entrance scholarship to new Douglas College students who demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to the fight against drunk driving through volunteer work with their high school's Dry Grad ceremony. In 2017, the criteria was amended to include any student enrolled in the Sport Science Diploma or Physical Education & Coaching Degree program, or as a Student Athlete in any program. Preference is given to students who have volunteer or work experience, either in their community or at the College, that advocates against driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.  Download the application form.

    Julia Ascough Scholarship

    This monetary award is given to a student or students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and practical experience in sport science and athletics. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed a minimum of 30 credits at Douglas College, is in the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching, has a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and demonstrates a high level of participation in the community and in Douglas College sport/recreation activities. Download the application form.

    Mary and Tony Frick Memorial Scholarship

    This monetary award honours a Douglas College Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching student who best demonstrates the personal and professional characteristics of the late Mary and Tony Frick, parents of coach and SPSC faculty emeritus, Tim Frick. Candidates must be full-time students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or more, be public spirited and personally responsible by providing examples of loyalty and humour within an organization. Download the application form.

    VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

    Barry (Bear) Daniel Memorial Scholarship

    Funds for the creation of this scholarship were raised at the "Bear To Remember" celebration of life in memory of Barry Daniel. The event was organized by his family and employer. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward students enrolled in the Douglas College Veterinary Technology program who demonstrate academic excellence.