Douglas College Entrance Awards

Students with disabilities may be eligible for the following awards, administered through Douglas College Foundation in the following fields of study: Applied Community Studies, General, Health Sciences and in Language, Literature, and Performing Arts 


Applied Community Studies Awards 

 Norman J Goode Award of Distinction 

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Fall: August 15th – September 15th; Winter: January 1st – February 1st; Summer: May 1st – June 1st
About:

POLARIS Employment Services Society (POLARIS) established this award, in 2013, in recognition of Norman (Norm) J. Goode. Norm was a leader in establishing education, training and employment for job seekers who lived with the ever changing labels of developmental disability or intellectual disability (or mental handicap in an earlier era). As a volunteer with POLARIS Norm championed employment for all in the early 1980s before others saw the importance. POLARIS was the first competitive employment service in British Columbia established in 1977 and operated until 2012. Its purpose was to provide quality employment services to employers and to persons with a developmental disability. Employers were assisted to meet their business needs through the employment of persons with a developmental disability while job seekers would have the same opportunities as other citizens for employment consistent with their needs, interests and capabilities.
Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a returning domestic student
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered

How to Apply

Apply online through MyAccount

Business Advisory Council Award of Distinction

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Fall: August 15th – September 15th; Winter: January 1st – February 1st; Summer: May 1st – June 1st
About:

The Business Advisory Council Bursary was established in 2006 to support students enrolled in the Opportunities Enabled Program (OEP). It was awarded annually to graduates who were continuing their post-secondary studies until cancellation of the OEP in 2008. Recognizing a need for assistance, the Business Advisory Council agreed to support Vocational Education and Skills Training, or VEST (formerly Adult Special Education), graduates who have barriers to education – diagnosed or undiagnosed. The purpose of this fund is to aid VEST graduates with the transition between school and employment by assisting with related costs, such as, work attire, transportation to interview sites, etc.
Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are enrolled in any Vocational Education and Skills Training program at Douglas College
  • Are a returning domestic student
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered

How to Apply

Apply online through MyAccount

 

Canadian Federation of University Women Award of Distinction

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Fall: August 15th – September 15th; Winter: January 1st – February 1st; Summer: May 1st – June 1st
About:

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Award of Distinction was established in 2003. CFUW – Coquitlam applies annual to the Gaming Commission of BC to receive a grant through their Direct Access Funding. Funds obtained through that grant are used to support students at Douglas College.  Preference is given to students enrolled in the Career & Employment Preparation program with one award going to graduates of School District 43 and one to students with disabilities.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a returning domestic student
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered

How to Apply

Apply online through MyAccount


General Awards

1992 BC Games for the Physically Disabled Award

Amount: Unknown

Deadline: Fall: August 15th – September 15th; Winter: January 1st – February 1st; Summer: May 1st – June 1st
About:

Created from part of the legacy of the 1992 BC Games for the Physically Disabled held in Maple Ridge that year, this fund provides awards to students with physical disabilities, or those training to enter a field involving work with the physically challenged. Recipients must be B.C. residents and Canadian citizens. Preference will be given to residents of Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have a physical disability, or are training to work with those with physical disabilities 
  • Are a B.C. Resident 
  • Are a returning domestic student
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered

How to Apply

Apply online through MyAccount


Health Sciences 

Carly Reid Memorial Award

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Fall: August 15th – September 15th; Winter: January 1st – February 1st; Summer: May 1st – June 1st

About:The Carly Reid Memorial Award was created in 2006 in memory of Carly Reid by her family. Carly was a student in the Print Futures program at Douglas College and knew she had found her calling in writing. Carly gained compassion towards others with disabilities through the pain she faced while living with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward students living with a disease or disability who demonstrate similar characteristics to Carly. In 2014, the Print Futures program became the Professional Communication Post-Degree Diploma (PDD) program and the fund details were updated to reflect this change. Preference will be given to students enrolled in either the Professional Communication PDD program or the Nursing program.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are enrolled in either the Professional Communication PDD program or the Nursing program at Douglas College
  • Are a returning domestic student
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered

How to Apply

Apply online through MyAccount


Language, Liturature, and Performing Arts 

Sally Allan Memorial Award

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Fall: August 15th – September 15th; Winter: January 1st – February 1st; Summer: May 1st – June 1st
About:

The Sally Allan Memorial Award was established, in 2006, by her daughters and their families. The purpose is to support mature students, with demonstrated financial need, enrolled in English courses at Douglas College. A preference will be given to students with a disability.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a mature student
  • Are enrolled in English courses at Douglas College
  • Are a returning domestic student
  • Have completed at least 9 Douglas College academic credits of letter graded courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher
  • Are a full-time student in the term for which the award will be received, unless otherwise stated in the award
  • Participation in college and community activities may also be considered

How to Apply

Apply online through MyAccount