Commerce and Business Administration awards

Multi-department

Canadian Western Bank Award

This award was established by the Canadian Western Bank to benefit students in need who are enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference will be given to a student with a course load and structure that could lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Douglas College, and who is also engaged in volunteer activities of service to the community. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre Award

This fund was established by Ron Little, owner and general manager of the Coquitlam Inn. Preference is given to students in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Students in other business programs will also be considered. Evidence of involvement in College or community activities is required. Preference will be given to a student with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration created this award with a one time donation, in 2001, from their Faculty Productivity Incentive fund and through international consulting projects. In 2010, the Lothar Heinrich Agencies Scholarship balance was also merged into this endowment. The purpose of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award is to support students enrolled in any program within the Faculty who are facing a financial barrier to their education. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

HSBC Bank Canada Business Award

This special anniversary endowment fund was set up by HSBC to support Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration students attending Douglas College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference is given to students involved in community activities, and to students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall and winter semesters.

Jack Cewe Award

A minimum $300 award is made available through this endowment that recognizes the lifelong contribution to the community by Jack Cewe, founder and owner of Jack Cewe Ltd., his leadership in terms of the gravel industry and his commitment to his employees. Jack believed in the power of education and supported Douglas College for many years prior to his death in 2008. Eligible students must be entering their second year or higher of any Health Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration or Science and Technology programs at Douglas College and be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. The award is offered annually in the fall and winter semesters.

Jean Lownds Andrew Award

The Chi Epsilon Alumnae of the Alpha Iota Sorority created this fund in memory of Jean Lownds Andrew. It provides an award to a student in a Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration program. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application, and preference is given to students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

Kruger Award

The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibers, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference will be given to students who are members of any Douglas College varsity athletics team, and to students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

Peter Legge Leadership Award

Peter Legge is an award-winning business leader and an internationally-renowned motivational speaker at the helm of the largest independently owned magazine company in Western Canada.  He is also the author of 17 best-selling books.  A longtime supporter of Douglas College, Peter joined the Douglas College Foundation as an Honorary Board Member in 2011 and established the Peter Legge Leadership Award to recognize and support student leaders in the Commerce and Business Administration Program at Douglas College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference is given to students with financial need, and that participate in volunteer activities. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

Real Estate Foundation Award

The purpose of the Real Estate Foundation Award is to support students enrolled in any real estate related course at Douglas College. It also recognizes students who are licensed real estate agents, have family members that are licensed real estate agents, and those who plan to pursue a career in real estate. The award is offered annually in the winter and fall semesters.

TYGO Commerce & Business Administration Award

A minimum $500 award is made available through this endowment. Peter and Gonnie vanTongeren, McDonald’s Restaurant owner/operators (TYGO Enterprises Ltd.) and business leaders in the Tri-Cities, created this award of distinction in 2017. The van Tongerens believe in strengthening their community by supporting others. Recognizing the importance of open and accessible post-secondary education, the couple established this award of distinction to reward hardworking students in the Business Administration and Business Management programs. The award is based on the recommendation of faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College. Preference is given to students with volunteer experience at non-profit organizations. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

 


 

Accounting

Pacific Blue Cross – John D. Seney CPA CGA Memorial Award

A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established by Pacific Blue Cross in 2019, through the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation. This award is named to honour the memory of former CEO John D. Seney CPA CGA, in recognition of his contribution to Pacific Blue Cross over his 35 year tenure and his role in establishing the organization through the joining of MSA and CU&C. The award is based on the recommendation of faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College. Preference is given for 3rd and 4th year accounting student with demonstrated leadership, community involvement, and that intent to enter CPA program upon graduation. The award is offered year-round.

 


 

Bachelor of Business Administration

Ben and Eleanor Kendall Award

Ben and Eleanor Kendall created this Award, in 2007, to recognize and reward students, enrolled in any Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program at Douglas College, who demonstrated both financial need and academic excellence. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Award

The purpose of this fund is to provide awards to students in their second year of the Business Management and Marketing Management programs within the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at Douglas College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. Preference is given to second year female students with financial need. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

RBC Dominion Securities Community Investment Award

A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established in 2006 by investment professionals Eric Sommerfeld and Tracy Price who are passionate about working with the non-profit industry and believe that it is important to give back, and to support, the communities where they live and work. In 2013, Tracy Price renewed the award for two years, renamed it the RBC Dominion Securities Community Investment Award and was joined in her commitment by Steven Kamachi, Branch Manager at RBC Dominion Securities in New Westminster. They share a passion for supporting the local community and post-secondary education. Preference is given to students that demonstrate financial need, and with volunteer experience at non-profit organizations. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

Joe and Rosalie Segal Award

A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established by Joe and Rosalie Segal, who donated $10,000 to the Peter Legge International Institute for Sales Excellence. In 2018, it was recognized that the Institute for Sales Excellence had taken a new direction. At that time the original terms of reference for the Joe and Rosalie Segal Award were updated to provide support for students in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Management program. Preference is given to students that demonstrate financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

 


 

Computing Science & Information Systems

Crozet Science & Technology Award 

The Crozet Science & Technology Award was established, in 1999, by Mark & Darlene Crozet, former Executive Director of Douglas College Foundation. The purpose of the award is to recognize and rewards female students enrolled in any program with the Faculty of Science and Technology, or within the Computing Science & Information Systems (Diploma) within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Preference is given to students who display a career goal of, or interest in, pursuing a degree in the Sciences. Preference is also given to female students that demonstrate financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

 


 

Hospitality Management

Hotel Association of Vancouver Award

A $3,000 award is offered annually by the Hotel Association of Vancouver to a student in any hospitality program. The award recognizes a student who demonstrates strong academic performance, community/sector engagement, and is open to be mentored or engage with members of the Hotel Association of Vancouver.

 

Jim Sator Award

The Jim Sator Award was created in 2004 by a fundraising event, hosted by students enrolled in the then Hotel & Restaurant Management program at Douglas College, in honour of Jim Sator. Jim was a beloved Faculty member and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration until his retirement in 2003. After Jim’s passing in 2014 many of his friends & former colleagues also made donations to the award in his memory. In 2016, the award was updated to reflect the Hotel & Restaurant Management program’s name change to Hospitality Management. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for application. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.

 


 

Legal Administrative Assistant

Cassady & Company Award 

Cassady & Company has partnered with Douglas College Foundation to create an award for students in either the Legal Studies Diploma program or the Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate or Citation programs. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate evidence of financial need. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

 


 

Marketing

Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence (CIMI) Award of Distinction

This award was initially established in 2008 by the former Canadian Institute of Market Intelligence (CIMI) to support Douglas College students entering their second year of either the Marketing Management Diploma or the BBA Marketing Program. CIMI was jointly established by the National Research Council and Douglas College to assist with the development and commercialization of new technologies through competitive market intelligence. In 2016, the designated programs were updated to begin supporting students enrolled in either the Marketing Diploma or Marketing Post-Degree Diploma programs. In 2017, the award was updated again to include both domestic & international students. As well, the enrollment criteria was adjusted to include students in either the Marketing Intelligence or Marketing Research courses who demonstrate enthusiasm in class for the development and commercialization of new technologies through competitive market intelligence. The award is based on the recommendation of the Marketing department. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building Award

The Envision Financial Douglas College Community Building fund has, since 2012, matched student teams in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration with non-profit agencies in need of assistance with marketing, communications, research, promotion, fund-raising, social media, websites and event planning. Students benefit from gaining practical work experience, while community partners gain valuable business tools and strategies that build capacity. The award is based on the recommendation of the Marketing department. The award is offered year-round.

Eric (Bunny) Moffatt Memorial Award

Bunny spent the majority of his adult life working in the sales and marketing field for a wide variety of companies. For the last 25 years of his life he concentrated specifically on the sales and marketing of new homes for some of the largest construction/land development companies in Western Canada and became a leader in the industry. This fund provides an award to students in the Marketing Program. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is offered annually in the winter semester.

 


 

Marketing and Sales

BMO Bank of Montreal Award

The BMO Bank of Montreal Award was established in 2013 with the purpose of supporting Douglas College students, with a demonstrated financial need, who are active in their community. BMO Bank of Montreal committed to supporting students with an annual award valued at $1,000. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Sales and/or Marketing courses offered at the New Westminster campus. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is offered annually in the fall semester.