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Entrance awards

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 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.

Additional Music awards.

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.

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.


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