A limited number of bursaries are available to new and returning students demonstrating financial need. Preference is given to students who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans, and who still demonstrate financial need.
Returning students must have a minimum 2.0 semester grade point average. Participation in college and community activities may also be considered. Applications are open at the start of each semester as follows: Sep 1-Oct 1, Jan 1-Feb 1, May 1-Jun 1. Apply online.
Adult Special Education Bursary
This bursary is available to students demonstrating financial need and who are enrolled in the following programs: Basic Occupational Education, Career and Employment Preparation/Transitions, Consumer and Job Preparation, Customer Service and Cashier Training, and Light Warehouse Training.
Al Atkinson Bursary
This award is in commemoration of Mr. Al Atkinson in recognition of his retirement and many years of service and dedication to Douglas College. Awarded annually, this fund will benefit Adult Special Education students. Douglas College programs benefiting from this Bursary include Career and Employment Preparation, Basic Occupational Education (BOE), Light Warehouse Training and Customer Services and Cashier Training.
Auxiliary to Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children Bursary
The Auxiliary for the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children established this fund to recognize the outstanding work in practicums by Douglas College students at the hospital. A student with a disability or training to work with disabled persons, and with satisfactory academic achievement, is eligible to apply.
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.
BC Medical Services Foundation Nursing Bursary
The BC Medical Services Foundation established this annual bursary in 2002. BC Medical Services Foundation is dedicated to supporting health education and health-related research in both academic and community settings throughout BC. The candidates for this bursary are to be chosen from the Douglas College General Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing Program of studies. The funds are directed to students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education.
BC Shopping Centre Association Bursary
This fund was established by the British Columbia Shopping Centre Association (BCSCA) to provide a bursary to Douglas College students whose goal is to enter the Retail and Business Services field.
Bernie Agg Bursary
This fund was started in 2003 by Pacific Legal Education Association (PLEA). It was established to honour the contribution to youth justice of Bernie Agg, a now retired Probation Officer and founder of the DARE Program and co-founder of the Vancouver's Step Up School. This is available to a student who is in the 2nd year of the Youth Justice Worker Program.
Beth Anderson Memorial Bursary
This bursary was established in memory of Beth who discovered her passion for writing while attending the Print Futures Program at Douglas College. The life of this exceptional woman and gifted writer was tragically cut short in 1998 at a time when she was just beginning to believe in herself and in her potential. This bursary will be given to a student in the Print Futures Program.
Betty Fulton Memorial Bursary
Established in 2001, this bursary has been established by the Rowe and Fulton families in Betty's memory. Preference given to students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program with dependants.
Bill Hughes Family Bursary
Bill Hughes, a highly respected member of the community and a long serving member of the Douglas College Foundation, established this bursary in the Year 2000. Mr. Hughes was at one time the host of the Roving Mike Show on CKNW. He also served as President of CKNW and President of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team. The bursary is available to assist all Douglas College students with a preference given to mature students.
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Bursary
The candidates for this bursary are to be chosen from a Douglas College General Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing Program. Candidates should be Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate participation in the college or the community; where possible priority should be given to First Nations students. Students should include a letter of reference with their application.
Burnaby Newsleader Bursary
Canwest Publisher established this award in 2002. Students from all Douglas College programs are eligible and the bursaries will be awarded based on financial need.
Canadian Federation of University Women - Coquitlam Millennium Bursary
The CFUW-Coquitlam bursaries are to assist individual students in reaching their goals in the career training programs at the David Lam Campus of Douglas College. Preference where possible is to be given to residents of School District No. 43 or graduates of School District No. 43.
Caroline Chan Memorial Bursary
The Frank Wing Memorial Bursary was established by Caroline and Adrienne Chan in 1989 to honour their uncle, Frank Wing. The bursary was created to support students in need who are enrolled in programs relating to Social Services and Social Sciences at Douglas College with preference given to students of Aboriginal, Asian or South Asian descent then to any other visible minority. In 2013, Caroline Chan passed away and the bursary was renamed in her memory.
CIBC Health Sciences Bursary
This fund will provide a bursary of at least $500 for up to seven students for each of the next two years (2011 and 2012), and at least $500 for up to six students in the third and final year (2013). Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits in any program in the Health Sciences faculty. CIBC is committed to causes that matter to their clients, their employees and their communities. CIBC's goal is to make a lasting difference through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees with a focus on youth, education and health.
City of New Westminster 150th Anniversary Bursary
The City of New Westminster created this endowment in celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2009, and in support of Douglas College students in financial need. Preference will be given to residents of New Westminster, and/or graduates of New Westminster Secondary School.
Class Act Bursary
This bursary was established from the proceeds of an annual event hosted by the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program and the Douglas College Foundation. Preference will be given to students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program.
Coca-Cola Ltd. established this bursary in 2000 in support of their partnership with Douglas College. Students from all Douglas College programs are eligible and the bursaries will be awarded based on financial need.
Colette Sieben Memorial Bursary
In appreciation for Colette's service to the Child and Youth Care profession and her many contributions to the Child and Youth Care Program at Douglas College, a bursary fund has been started in her name. This bursary will be awarded to a deserving student in the CYCC Program. Preference will be given at Colette's request to students who are single parents.
Community Spirit Bursary
The New Westminster Community Development Society (NWCDS) operated as a not-for-profit society and registered charity seeking to enhance individual growth, community development and economic progress. The Society focused on employment readiness and career development programs, counseling and case management, literacy support, and an asset-building strategy for lower income earners. In 2010 the Community Spirit Bursary was established at Douglas College by NWCDS upon its dissolution. The Society created this endowment to aid single parents who make a difference in their community. Preference will be given to students residing in New Westminster and who are continuing their post secondary education after an absence from their studies.
Compass Group Canada Bursary
Compass Group Canada has been a supporter of Douglas College Foundation since 1989. In 2011 the Compass Group Canada Services Bursary and the Compass Group Canada Arts Endowment were combined to form the Compass Group Canada Bursary in support of students enrolled full-time in the Basic Occupational Education (BOE) Program with preference to students in Food Services who have a physical or cognitive disability. As trendsetters in the industry, Compass takes pride in providing the highest quality food service to the Douglas College educational community.
Credit Union Foundation Bursary
An annual bursary is provided by the Credit Union Foundation of BC on behalf of credit union members in BC and in memory of the credit union pioneers. Recipients are Canadians residing in BC.
Currey Family Emergency Bursary
The Currey Family Emergency Bursary was established in 2011 as an emergency fund to help students cope with unexpected needs for which no other sources of funds are available. The value of the award is to be determined by a Financial Aid representative after interviewing the student making the claim. Eligible students must demonstrate urgent financial need, should be maintaining regular attendance in classes and making satisfactory progress with their studies, as demonstrated by a minimum 2.0 GPA and, whenever possible, recipients should have already exhausted, or not have access to, such financial assistance as student loans and/or regular bursaries offered by the Douglas College Financial Aid Office.
Daniel B. Clarke Bursary
The family of Daniel Clarke and the Mainstream Society of Vancouver have established a fund to provide one or more bursaries for students attending Douglas College. Applicants must be enrolled in the Community Support Worker Program with a minimum of nine credits.
David and Dorothy Lam Bursary
David and Dorothy Lam created this fund in 1997 to provide bursaries for students at the David Lam Campus in any program of study.
David Gordon Holmwood Memorial Bursary
The David Gordon Holmwood Memorial Bursary has been established to honour the life of a loving, charismatic and talented young man. He gave love and joy to all who knew him. He cared deeply, giving encouragement and support, friendship and help. His family treasured and loved him dearly. David had the gift of making people laugh and share in his enjoyment of life. Recipients of this bursary must be enrolled in the Associate of Arts Program, with preference given to those with a love of and talent for music and who have faced significant challenge(s).
David McDonald General Nursing Bursary
David McDonald has served as the Chairman of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and believes that supporting nurses with their education is critical to the future of our health care system. This bursary is available to students in the General Nursing Program.
Della Mattia Family Bursary
The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to students in financial need. Preference shall be given to a student in the second term of a one-year applied program or in the second year of a two-year applied program.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Bursary, Kathleen Collins Foundation
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society has provided this annual bursary since 1979 to support female students. The Kathleen Collins Foundation is an organization of women educators in 14 countries and has been named to honour the first Canadian member.
Dispensing Optician Association of BC Bursary
The Dispensing Optician Association of British Columbia (DOABC) was formed in 1960 to enhance the business and political influence of the optical business in the province. The DOABC played a key role in advancing the interests of opticians by acting on issues that affected the optician business/profession as well as individual opticians. When the association disbanded in 2010, it boasted 380 active members and stores. After 40 years of service, the DOABC was recognized by government and industry as the senior advocacy association for the opticianry business/profession in BC. In 2010 DOABC made a significant contribution to the Dispensing Optician Bursary Endowment. In recognition of its support, Douglas College Foundation renamed this endowment to reflect the association's generosity.
Don Marshall Bursary
This bursary has been established in memory of the beloved Don Marshall, a lifelong lover of learning and knowledge. It is to provide a bursary to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration UT program. Selection for the bursary will be based on financial need.
Douglas College 15th & 40th Anniversary Bursary
This bursary was established in 2000 when Douglas College Foundation celebrated its 15th Anniversary, and was merged with the fund that celebrated the Douglas College 40th Anniversary. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to students enrolled in full-time classes at Douglas College.
Douglas College Alumni Association Bursary
This fund was established by the Douglas College Alumni Association in 1990 to assist graduating students with their continuing education or professional development. Eligible students have completed 45 or more credits within the university transfer program or have completed a set program of studies at Douglas College and have evidence of College and/or community involvement. Applications available through the Alumni Association Office.
Douglas College Board Contingency Bursary
This fund was established by the Douglas College Board to assist students in financial need.
Douglas Students' Union Daycare Bursary
This fund was established by the Douglas Students' Union to assist Douglas College students with unsubsidized daycare costs.
Douglas Students’ Union Emergency Bursary
Each year, the interest from investing an initial grant from the Douglas College Students' Union is set aside by the Douglas College Foundation to create an emergency fund to help students cope with unexpected needs for which other sources of funds are unavailable.
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 Kathleen’s memory as well. Susan Witter established a bursary to mark her retirement in 2009 and to reflect her commitment to education as demonstrated by her leadership of Douglas College from 1997 – 2009. The Susan Witter bursary was merged with her parents’ bursary in 2011.
Dr. Philip Popove Memorial Bursary
The family of Dr. Popove established this endowment in 1987 in his memory to provide support to students enrolled in a minimum of nine credits in the Dental Assisting or any other program at Douglas College. Preference is given to Dental Assisting Program students.
ESL Endowment Bursary
This bursary is awarded in the Fall and Winter semesters. Recipients must be a Refugee, Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen, be enrolled in a minimum of 6-credits in the ESL program, and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and/or Mastery in all previous ESL courses.
Environmental Programs Bursary
This Bursary was established to recognize the contributions of the following companies; Allard Contractors Ltd., Construction Aggregates Ltd/Steelhead Aggregates, Coquitlam Sand and Gravel, Jack Cewe Co. Ltd. These companies are partners in the College and Pit Owners Partnership and have made significant monetary contributions to the Institute of Urban Ecology Endowment Fund. The candidates for this bursary will be students from any Douglas College environmental program.
Eric Bersea Memorial Bursary
This bursary was set up in the memory of Eric Bersea who died of Huntington's disease. The bursary is intended for students in the General Nursing Program.
The Erm Fiorillo Hal Davis CKNW Orphans' Fund Bursary
The CKNW Orphans' Fund established this endowment in honor of Erm Fiorillo, a long time employee of CKNW. The bursary is awarded to single parents registered in any Douglas College program.
Evancic Perrault Robertson Bursary
This fund was established in 1996 to provide bursaries to students entering their second-year in an accounting or business related field.
Frank Quigley Memorial Bursary
This Bursary was created by Darlene Osborne in memory of her father Frank Quigley. 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. Recipients of this bursary must be in the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant stream of the Health Care Support Worker Program at Douglas College and have demonstrated financial need.
Gail Smythe Memorial Bursary
The Smythe family established this fund in memory of Gail, a teacher in adult basic education at Douglas and Kwantlen Colleges. In 2012 adult basic education courses (also referred to as Developmental Studies or academic upgrading courses) were renamed English Upgrading and Math Upgrading.4. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, be enrolled in at least one English Upgrading course, have good scholastic ability or special aptitude or talent in their chosen field, and demonstrate financial need.
Gary Dorosh Memorial Bursary
This fund has been established by family, friends and colleagues, in memory of Gary Dorosh, a long time faculty member of the economics department at Douglas College. Gary passed away in December 1993. This fund will assist a student enrolled in a business program at Douglas College (accounting, business, computer information systems, economics, finance or marketing). Students must have completed 30 credits.
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 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 the Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Stream at Douglas College.
George Williams (BCTA) Memorial Bursary
Mr. Williams, the well-respected owner of Williams Moving and Storage, dealt with the debilitating effects of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) for over six years before succumbing to it in 1996. This fund was established by his family and the BC Trucking Association to assist students planning to work with ALS patients. Candidates are to be enrolled in General Nursing, Home Support/Resident Care Attendant or Therapeutic Recreation.
Gerard Batty Most Improved Student Bursary
Gerard Batty, a Douglas College Alumnus, established this bursary in 2012 to recognize a student who shows the most improvement in GPA. He established this bursary to encourage students to do their best and overcome some of the challenges they face inside and outside the classroom that can affect their GPA. The recipient of this bursary will have the “most improved GPA” as determined by Financial Aid bursary application reporting.
G & F Financial Group New Westminster Branch Bursary
The purpose of this annual bursary is to provide students in any program with financial assistance. Preference will be given to those students who are involved in their community.
G & F Financial Group Port Coquitlam Bursary
The purpose of this annual bursary is to provide students in any program with financial assistance. To be eligible students must be a resident of the Tri-Cities area and be enrolled in the majority of their classes at the David Lam Campus. Preference will be given to those students who are involved in their community.
Gordon and Charlene Gram Bursary
Gordon and Charlene Gram established this fund to provide bursaries for students in nursing or health service fields. Preference is given to single parents.
Grace Wallis Kidd Bursary
Jean Joyce established this endowment in memory of her mother, Grace Wallis Kidd, to provide bursaries to students in the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Program at Douglas College.
Grand Villa Casino Bursary
This bursary was established in 2012 by Grand Villa Casino to support students residing in the city of Burnaby who are enrolled in any program at Douglas College.
Gyro Club of New Westminster Bursary
This fund was established in 1989 to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in any Douglas College program. Preference is given to university transfer students attending the New Westminister Campus with good scholastic ability.
Harriet Emma Attridge Bursary
This fund was set up from the estate of Harriet Emma Attridge and benefits single mothers from any Douglas College program.
Health Sciences Bursary
The Health Sciences Department established this bursary in 1989 to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in Health Sciences programs at Douglas College.
HSBC Aboriginal Bursary
Established in 2002 by HSBC Bank Canada to assist Aboriginal students attending Douglas College.
Ingrid Parsons Memorial Bursary
This bursary is available to a student enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Program at Douglas College. Preference will be given to mature students.
IODE British Columbia Bursaries
In 2011 the following endowments were combined to form the “IODE British Columbia Bursaries”: Deer Lake IODE Memorial Award, Colonel Burnaby IODE Bursary, Elizabeth Kellie IODE Bursary, Elizabeth Kellie IODE "Hugh & Carrie Crawley" Bursary, and the George Cross Chapter IODE "Belle Gilmore Memorial" Bursary. 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. Recipient(s) must: be a Canadian citizen enrolled in classes at Douglas College, have a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the General Nursing Diploma and Degree Programs or the Health Care Support Worker Certificate Program.
Jaime Tuningley Bursary
This Bursary was established in honour of Jaime Tuningley, a student who worked in order to overcome significant personal difficulties. This endowment was set up in June 2004. The Bursary will be awarded annually and is designed to assist part time students (9 credits or less) - enrolled in any program - who demonstrate financial need. First preference will be given to students with a referral from The Elizabeth Fry Society.
Jason Kress Memorial Bursary
The Kress family established this fund in memory of their son, Jason Todd Kress, to provide assistance to students in the Child and Youth Care Counsellor Program or Community Social Service Worker Program.
Jennifer A. Wade and Glenda Leznoff Bursary
This bursary was established by Jennifer A. Wade, a long-time human rights advocate, and her friend Glenda Leznoff, an instructor in the Creative Writing Department at Douglas College. This award was created to support Douglas College students who have shown kindness, caring and courage in their endeavours. The Jennifer A. Wade and Glenda Leznoff Bursary is currently available to students participating in the Uganda Project within the same calendar year.
Joan Meister ORW Memorial Fund For Students With Disabilities Bursary
This Bursary is in memory of Joan Meister. This endowment was established in the Spring of 2004 by the Opportunities Through Rehabilitation and Work Society. Joan Meister's life was tragically cut short during the Winter of 2004. Joan was an advocate for women and people with disabilities. A dedicated worker, Joan also volunteered many hours towards her causes. This Bursary is awarded to students in the Adult Special Education (ASE) programs and/or students with disabilities in the process of pursuing an education as it pertains to an employment related goal.
Joseph and Anna Jetter Bursary
Joseph and Anna Jetter established this fund to provide support for full-time Douglas College students enrolled in a minimum of nine credits.
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, with preference given to students residing in Burnaby.
Kinette Club of New Westminster Bursary
The New Westminster Kinette Club, through special projects, events and activities of their members, established this fund to assist Douglas College students. Preference is given to female students entering a field of community studies.
Kiwanis Club of White Rock Bursary
The Kiwanis Club of White Rock provides two bursaries; one to a general nursing student and one to a psychiatric nursing program student at Douglas College, with preference given to students from the White Rock/Surrey area.
Leonora Hutchinson Resident Care Attendant Bursary
Nenagh Hanly, Dr. Sheilah Thompson and Leonora Dunse created this endowment in honor of their mother. Bursary support is provided to mature female students enrolled in the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Program.
Linda and George Balzer established this bursary to support students in need who are enrolled in a minimum of nine credits within the Home Care support Worker or other programs in which they are training to help or treat people with a brain injury.
Maple Ridge Branch #88, Royal Canadian Legion Bursary
In 1988, the Maple Ridge Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion established this fund to assist residents of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows studying at Douglas College.
Maple Ridge News Bursary
Canwest Publisher established this bursary in 2002. Students from all Douglas College programs are eligible and the bursaries will be awarded based on financial need.
Margaret and Larry Harrison Bursary
This bursary was established in 2001 to support students at Douglas College with preference given to those from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Margaret and Larry have been supporters of the College since 1992, donating money annually to students in the name of Margaret's late father, James Pazarena.
Margaret Gartside Memorial Bursary
This fund was established by Bill and Gerry Gartside to assist a student in the Douglas College General Nursing Program.
Margaret Meagher Memorial Bursary
In memory of Margaret Meagher, a founding faculty member of the Chairside Dental Assistant program at Douglas College, this fund has been established by her colleagues, friends and family. Margaret died suddenly in February 1994. Preference given to a student enrolled in the Dental Assistant Program at Douglas College.
Matt Rumberg Memorial Bursary
The Matt Rumberg Memorial Bursary was established by Norma Rumberg in memory of her husband Matt Rumberg. Matt passed away in April 2007 after trying to save his beloved dog Holly; he is missed greatly by his family, friends and the community. The Matt Rumberg Memorial Bursary reflects Matt’s belief in the protection and support of animals in his community and the importance of higher education. This bursary will benefit students enrolled in their second year of the Animal Health Technology program who have contributed to their community in a manner that demonstrates their love and compassion for animals and who have demonstrated financial need.
Medical Office Assistants' (Chapter 17) Association of BC Bursary
This annual fund was established to provide a bursary to a student in need of financial assistance who is enrolled in their first year of the Medical Office Assistant program at Douglas College.
Mia Gordon Bursary
This bursary has been established by Mia Gordon (Vice-President, College Development 1985-2002) to recognize the partnership between the David Lam Campus of Douglas College and Pinetree Secondary School. Additional funds were added when friends and colleagues honoured Mia's outstanding service to Douglas College and the community upon her retirement. Preference is given to a graduate of Pinetree Secondary School studying at the David Lam Campus. If no student qualifies, it is available to any student from the Tri-City area attending any campus.
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 for this new bursary will be given to students in the CSIS program. Hewlett Packard kindly made a donation to this bursary in 2011.
Milton and Fei Wong Family Foundation Bursary
Milton and Fei Wong established this bursary to provide financial assistance to Douglas College students. The Chair of HSBC Asset Management Canada, the Chancellor of Simon Fraser University and an Order of Canada recipient, Milton Wong is a powerful advocate for volunteerism, charitable giving and cultural diversity. The guest speaker at the Douglas College Foundation's Donor Dinner in October, 2002, Dr. Wong said: "We live in a world where so few have so much, and so many have so very little. And it is not a matter of if we are going to remedy this situation, but how and when." Dr. Wong then presented a very generous gift to establish this bursary.
Minerva Foundation Bursary for BC Women
This bursary was generously sponsored by the John Gordon Autism Foundation. The Minerva Foundation was initiated in 1999 to provide funds for projects that will assist women to realize their potential and to create a safe place for them to live and work in British Columbia. The Minerva Foundation has partnered with the Douglas College Foundation to create four annual bursaries for female students enrolled in the Behaviour Interventionistist Citation Program, the Classroom and Community Support Diploma – Behaviour Interventionistist Specialty Program, or the Classroom and Community Support Worker Program.
New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society Bursary
This bursary was created by the New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society to assist students in any program at Douglas College. Preference will be given to candidates who live in New Westminster.
The Notary Foundation and B.C. Notaries Bursary
This bursary will be awarded to one student each year who is enrolled in the Legal Studies Diploma program. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have demonstrated evidence of financial need. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have been recommended as suitable for this award by instructors, classroom staff, or the Financial Aid Office.
PEO Chapter B Bursary
Established by Chapter B, PEO, the candidates for this bursary should be women students enrolled in a Douglas College program. Preference should be given to women having lived in the New Westminster area for the past five years, and returning to pursue an education after some time in the work force or with their family.
Part Time Studies Bursary
Candidates for this bursary may be enrolled in any Douglas College program. Preference will be given to students taking 9 credit hours or less.
Pat Isert Memorial Bursary
The Isert family and the Port Coquitlam Womens' Centre established this fund in 1979 in memory of Pat Isert, to assist a mature female student who is a resident of Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam, and enrolled in a vocational or career program at Douglas College.
Patricia Sanderson Bursary
The family of Patricia Sanderson established this fund in her memory to assist a disabled student from any Douglas College applied or academic program. The candidate should have satisfactory standing in work completed.
Pearson Education Canada Bursary
Two bursaries shall be awarded annually to Douglas College students enrolled in a Computing Science and Information Systems program. Recipients must have completed the first year requirements in a Computing Science and Information Systems program and be entering into the second year of the program.
Peter Andrusiak Memorial Bursary
This fund was established in 1997 by Margaret Andrusiak in memory of her husband Peter Andrusiak. Peter was a mature student at Douglas College. This fund is awarded to a student taking University Transfer courses.
Peter Kendrick Bursary
Peter Kendrick, Vice Chair of the Douglas College Board, established this annual bursary to assist Douglas College students who are financial need, and are enrolled in any program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Philip Lowry Memorial Bursary
This scholarship was established in memory of Philip Lowry by his family. Philip was a graduate of the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program. The bursary benefits Psychiatric Nursing students attending Douglas College who have a demonstrated financial need. Recipients will be chosen by the Douglas College Scholarship & Bursary Selection Committee in the Winter semester.
Phoenix Truck and Crane Bursary
This annual fund was established in August 2011 by Bill Dick, Owner and Operator of Phoenix Truck and Crane Services, to support Douglas College students with disabilities. Bill and his family strongly support services and accommodations that ensure accessibility for all individuals with a disability who are enrolled at the college. The Phoenix Truck and Crane Bursary will provide two bursaries annually in the amount of $500 each to students with a disability at Douglas College who are in financial need. The Phoenix Truck and Crane family is committed to making a difference in the lives of its clients, its employees and its community.
The President’s Bursary supports students enrolled in any program or faculty.
Randall Rhajan Sall Memorial Bursary
This bursary was established by friends and family of Randall Rhajan Sall. Randall received his Certificate in Childcare from Douglas College and later returned as a mature student to obtain his Teaching Degree. This bursary will benefit students enrolled in the Child & Youth Care or Teaching Programs. Preference will be given to students who live in the Port Coquitlam area.
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 David Lam Campus and the Douglas College Foundation Board he played a key role in his community and in the growth of Douglas College. Eligible students must be enrolled in the second year of the Computing Science and Information Systems Diploma program.
Rotary Club of New Westminster Bursary
The Rotary Club of New Westminster established this fund to assist Douglas College students in any field of study. Preference is given to students with good scholastic ability.
Rotary Club of New Westminster Emergency Bursary
The Rotary Club of New Westminster generously established this fund to assist Douglas College students in emergency financial need. Recipients may be in any field of study. Please contact the Fiancial Aid Office for more information.
Royal Bank of Canada Bursary
This bursary was established in 2010 by the Royal Bank of Canada – Tri-Cities Region to support students at Douglas College who are enrolled in the Psychiatric Nursing Diploma or Degree Program. Royal Bank of Canada is committed to improving the health and well being of Canadian children through this bursary.
Royal City Jewellers Bursary
Howard Isman opened Royal City Jewellers in 1955, since then it has been locally owned and operated business. Royal City Jewellers has created this bursary to recognize the hard work of students at Douglas College, the bursary is available to any student in any program.
Sally Jean Cavadini Bursary
This fund was established to assist students in any program at Douglas College. Recipients must demonstrate evidence of financial need. Preference will be given to female and/or single parent applicants.
Scott Glabus and Cheryl Bayntun Bursary
The Scott Glabus and Cheryl Bayntun Bursary was established by the families of Cheryl Bayntun and Scott Glabus as well as the ESL department of Douglas College to assist Douglas College students enrolled in a minimum of 6-credits in the ESL program only. This bursary is awarded in the Fall and Winter semesters. Recipients must be a Refugee, Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen, have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and/or Mastery in all previous ESL courses, and demonstrate financial need.
Seniors Services Society Bursary in Memory of Dorothy Stoberg
This bursary is in honour of Dot Stoberg, founding member of the Society. The candidate(s) for the bursary should be a student training to work in the field of gerontology in programs such as General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Homecare Support Worker Program or Therapeutic Recreation. Recipient(s) will demonstrate evidence of need for financial support and a minimum GPA of 2.0.
The Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville Bursary in Honour of Jim Trimble
This Endowment fund was created in 2004 by The Society For The Preservation Of Vaudeville from the proceeds of a Vaudevillian performance. It is the desire of the Society to raise funds by holding an annual concert and donating the proceeds to their endowment to assist students in any of the performing arts programs at Douglas College.
Starlight Casino Bursary
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited DBA Starlight Casino established this annual bursary to assist students in financial need who are enrolled in any Adult Special Education program at Douglas College. The bursary will be used to assist students who cannot afford basic necessities such as food, rent and course supplies. The casino has partnered with many local charities, and encourages staff to volunteer for the sheer joy of helping others, knowing that their actions improve quality of life for their employees, partners, and the community. Recipients will be identified by the Financial Aid Office and/or referred by their program administrator.
The Co-operators Bursary
The Co-operators established this annual fund to provide two bursaries each year for students who are single parents. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services Management program and who volunteer at Douglas College or in their community.
Toni & Ted Mullins Memorial Bursary
The family of Toni & Ted Mullins, along with support from the members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster, established this bursary fund to support students who have completed at least one semester at Douglas College.
Tri-Cities Rotary Bursary
The Rotary Clubs of Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Coquitlam and Coquitlam Sunrise have joined together to create the Tri-Cities Rotary Bursary. Eligible students must be living in the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody) and enrolled in the Faculty of Health Science at Douglas College. Preference will be given to single parents.
Tri-City News Bursary
Formerly known as the Canwest Publisher’s Award, this bursary was renamed in 2002 to reflect the significant role that Tri-City News played in the development of the fund. Recipients may be enrolled in any program at Douglas College and must demonstrate financial need.
Union of Psychiatric Nursing Bursary
Established in May of 2002, this Bursary was created to benefit students in the Psychiatric Nursing Program.
United Properties & Canadian Home Builders' Association Bursary
This fund has been established by United Properties, the Canadian Home Builders' Association and the Residential Construction Institute to assist students attending Douglas College. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits.
University Women's Club of New Westminster Bursary
The University Women's Club of New Westminster (UWCNW) established this fund in 1988 to assist female students enrolled in at least nine credits at Douglas College. The UWCNW also established the Anna Mironoff Award in 1992 in memory of this long-time club member. These funds were amalgamated in 2012 and will continue to support female students in financial need. Preference will be given to students residing in New Westminster or Burnaby who demonstrate involvement in college or community activities.
Vanbots Construction Aboriginal Bursary
The recipient of this award must demonstrate evidence of financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This bursary will be awarded to a student of Aboriginal descent.
Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club Bursary
This club was established in 1922. This bursary is available to students in the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Program.
Vancouver Foundation Bursary
The purpose of this annual bursary is to assist full-time students who have identified vocational or academic objectives and have demonstrated the ability to reach those objectives.
Van Tel/Safeway Credit Union Foundation Bursary
The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to students enrolled in the Youth Justice Program at Douglas College. The bursary will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and holds a minimum GPA of 2.0.
W.E. Arthur Mercer Bursary
This fund was established through a bequest from the late W.E. Arthur Mercer, a member of the founding board of Douglas College. This bursary is for a student in the General Nursing Program. Selection for the bursary will be based on financial need.
Westminster Community Legal Services Society Bursary
This bursary was created by the Westminster Community Legal Services Society to assist students enrolled in the Youth Justice Worker Program, the Child & Youth Counsellor Program, the Community Social Service Worker Program, or the Criminology Program at Douglas College. Recipients must demonstrate evidence of financial need. Preference will be given to a students who are single parents.
Westminster Savings Credit Union Business Bursary
The Westminster Credit Union provides this annual bursary to support a first-year student majoring in Business Administration.
Westminster Savings Credit Union Bursary
The Westminster Credit Union established this endowment in 1998 to support a student in any program at Douglas College. Preference will be given to a student with community involvement.
William L. (Bill) Day Bursary
This award was established in honour of William L. (Bill) Day for his years of service for, and leadership of Douglas College. Mr. Day has held various administrative positions with the College since its inception in 1970, including President from 1981 to 1995. This bursary is available to students in any program of study.
Woody's Trivia Players Bursary
The Woody’s Trivia Players Bursary (established in 1999) and the French Quarter Trivia Players Bursary (established in 2002) were established by Trivia Teams from Woody’s Pub and the French Quarter Pub in Coquitlam. Each bursary was designed to support students in financial need who graduated from School District #43. In 2012, the two funds merged, and the new Woody’s Trivia Players Bursary continues to support graduates of School District #43 enrolled in any program at Douglas College.
Y.P. See Memorial Bursary
This fund was established by Ralph Lake, a Douglas College faculty member, and his wife in memory of Y.P. See. Preference is given to students studying the sciences, preferably biology.