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Amrik Pooni Scholarship
The Gary Pooni and Family Award of Achievement was created in 2014 to support students who were innovative and interested in starting their own business. In 2016, after the passing of his father, Gary changed the name of the award to the Amrik Pooni Scholarship to honour his father’s passion for education and giving back. Amrik Pooni was an intelligent and gifted man, who had to forego a College education in order to work on the family farm in India. Amrik, and his wife Harbhajan Pooni, strongly believed in the value of a post-secondary education and were dedicated to ensuring their three children, Jagrup, Gary and Sonny, would have the opportunity he did not to gain a higher education; which they all did. Sonny even studied at Douglas. Amrik also strongly believed in community and was involved in many community organizations and activities. Harbhajan and her three children are honoured to be a part of this scholarship that recognized students to share Amrik’s values – hard work, education and giving back.
Bill Hill Family Scholarship
Bill Hill, a local New Westminster businessman, and his family created this fund to provide scholarships for second-year Douglas College students. Bill passed away in 1998. The recipients must display evidence of entrepreneurial activities and participate in community activities.
Douglas College Biology Scholarship
The Douglas College Biology Scholarship was established by a gift from the Douglas College Biology department in 1990. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote academic excellence in the discipline of Biology and to reward outstanding achievement in a difficult subject area. A total of two (2) scholarships are awarded each Winter semester to the student(s) with the highest grades on their final exam in Biology 1110 and Biology 1210.
Douglas College Board Legacy Scholarship
The Douglas College Board Legacy funds were created by the Douglas College Board in 2013 as a tangible way of supporting both domestic & international students enrolled at Douglas College through bursaries, scholarships and emergency funding. In 2014, the Board created the Douglas College Board 2014 funds (bursary & scholarship), in support of domestic students only. The purpose of each fund was to celebrate students achieving academic excellence in their chosen course of study or remove financial barriers faced by students when accessing post-secondary education. The College Board also wanted to recognize the continuing growth of Douglas College and to make a difference for students in the coming decade(s). In 2017, the capital of the Douglas College Board 2014 Bursary and Scholarship funds were merged into the Douglas College Board Legacy funds to allow for more streamlined distributions. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be enrolled full time in any program. Preference will be given to students who are in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study and who are leaving their own legacy by volunteering in the community or at Douglas College.
Douglas College Board Scholarship
Up until 1989 members of the College Board who resigned, or whose term ended, received a silver tray with their name engraved on it. Since 1989, donations have been made to Douglas College Foundation in appreciation of their work on behalf of the College. These donations eventually resulted in the creation of this Douglas College Board Scholarship in 1993. Eligible recipients of this scholarship must meet the GPA and enrollment criteria requirements outlined on the Douglas College website for Dean’s List placement.
Douglas College/Moriguchi City/New Westminster 30th Anniversary Scholarship
The cities of Moriguchi and New Westminster and the boards of Douglas College and New Westminster Secondary School inaugurated this endowment in 1993 in honour of the 30th anniversary of the “twinning” of New Westminster and Moriguchi. Three scholarships are available: one for a New Westminster resident attending Douglas College who displays evidence of community involvement and has completed a minimum of 24 credits; one for a New Westminster secondary school student demonstrating excellence in their Japanese studies who may be attending a post-secondary institution other than Douglas College; and one for an international student from Moriguchi City who is enrolled in English Language Learning and Acquisition classes at Douglas College.
M.H. (Bill) Morfey Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1988 by the family and friends of Bill Morfey to honour his retirement from Douglas College. A part of Douglas College for over 20 years, Bill started out as the College’s first staff employee in 1969. He worked hard on behalf of the students and was a driving force behind the establishment of a permanent endowment fund for student financial assistance. Candidates for this scholarship must have completed at least 12 credits, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be active in College and/or community activities.
This scholarship was established by Microserve, in 1996, to support Douglas College students. Each year up to two thirds of the annual distributable income will be allocated to students enrolled in any program with the remaining balance going to students in the Computing Studies and Information Systems program.
The O’Sullivan Scholarship was established in 2008 by Shelagh Donnelly to recognize and benefit students who have an acquired brain injury and continue to excel in academics. This scholarship will provide encouragement and financial reward to such students at Douglas College. Eligible recipients must be enrolled in any University Transfer or Degree program at Douglas College.
As the contractor for janitorial services at the college campuses and training centres, Sodexo and Douglas College have a long history of partnership and in 2002 Sodexo established this scholarship. After a public bid process in the spring of 2015, Sodexo was awarded a five year contract to continue providing janitorial services to Douglas College. Demonstrating its belief in the power of education and a desire to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where it operates, Sodexo continues to support the growth of its scholarship.