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Health Sciences bursaries

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. & 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.

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 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.

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. 

Dental Assisting

Margaret Meagher Memorial Bursary
The Margaret Meagher Memorial Bursary was established in 1994 to support students enrolled in any program at Douglas College, with preference to Dental Assisting.

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 this bursary to support students 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. Falls kill thousands of seniors a year and cause one-half of deaths due to injury among the elderly. Preference for this bursary is given to students in the Health Care Support Worker program, then to those studying Therapeutic Recreation. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

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

BC Lung Association Bursary
The BC Lung Association created this bursary to assist students in financial need and who are enrolled in the General Nursing Degree Program.

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

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.