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Athletics scholarships

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 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.