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Douglas College > Student Services > Financial > Financial Aid > Scholarships > Entrance scholarships
Entrance scholarships are offered to students graduating from high schools in the Metro Vancouver area who will begin attending Douglas in the Fall. To be eligible, you need a minimum 3.5 GPA and must show that you’ve made significant contributions to your school or community. You must have been conditionally accepted to Douglas College in order to apply for entrance scholarships or awards.
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.
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 (full tuition for four semesters; one piano, one voice or instrument)
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).
Dr. Gordon L. Diewert (pronounced Deewert) Dry Grad Scholarship
This annual 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. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to the fight against drunk driving in their community by volunteering in the organization of their high school's Dry Grad Ceremony or related activities. Recipients must provide a letter of reference from a representative on their high school's Dry Grad Committee outlining their participation in the planning and/or organization of the dry grad event or activities. Preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits, within any program of study at Douglas College, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Entrance Scholarship
Established in 2001 by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration from the faculty productivity incentive fund and international consulting projects. This scholarship is available to students entering the Douglas College Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration directly from secondary schools in the College region (Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows). Students must enrol in a minimum of four courses totalling at least 12 credits each semester. Exceptions to this rule may occur with full-time programs that may be designed to have fewer than four courses in a term.
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.
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.