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Commerce and Business Administration bursaries

Multi-department

Association of Women in Finance Bursary
This fund 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 established the Association of Women in Finance Bursary, donating directly to Douglas College Foundation. Successful recipients must provide a one-paragraph biography detailing personal circumstances and how the bursary will assist them in pursuing their career in Finance.  This submission will be provided to the Association of Women in Finance and may be used to promote their scholarship and bursary program.

Don Marshall Bursary
This bursary was established in memory of the beloved Don Marshall, a lifelong lover of learning and knowledge. It provides a bursary to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration University Transfer program. Selection is based on financial need.

EPR Coquitlam Professional Accountants Bursary
EPR Coquitlam, Professional Accountants is proud to support excellence in the profession by providing financial support to students pursuing education in the accounting field. Established in 1996, the EPR Coquitlam Professional Accountants Bursary (then called the Evancic Perrault Robertson Bursary) supports students enrolled in accounting or business related fields at Douglas College. In 2012, Evancic Perrault Robertson became EPR Coquitlam, Professional Accountants and the name of the bursary was changed.

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.

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 celebration of the publication of volumes 1 and 2 of hs book, Intermediate Accounting. The creation of this annual fund represents George’s commitment to teaching and his desire to assist Douglas College students in financial need. Eligible students must be enrolled in either the Accounting Management Diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting stream at Douglas College.

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.