Commerce and Business Administration bursaries


Association of Women in Finance Bursary

The Association of Women in Finance Bursary was originally established in 2008 as the Minerva Foundation Bursary for Women in Finance, to recognize and reward female students enrolled in any Finance program at Douglas College. In 2015, the Association for Women in Finance decided to create their own named fund with the similar purpose of supporting women in finance.

Don Marshall Bursary

In 2003, Les Marshall established this bursary in honour of his father, Don Marshall, a lifelong lover of learning and knowledge. The purpose of this annual fund is to provide a bursary to first and second year students only in the Commerce & Business Administration University Transfer Diploma program or an Associate of Arts Degree - Economics Concentration program.

Gary Dorosh Memorial Bursary

Established in 1993 by friends, family and colleagues, the Gary Dorosh Memorial Bursary honours the life and memory of long-time Douglas College employee Gary Dorosh. Gary taught Business Statistics, Business Mathematics and Economics. Gary also contributed to two of the textbooks used in business classes at Douglas (Dateline Canada: understanding economic 1990 4th ed. and The Egg Marketing Board: a case study). This bursary supports students who have financial need and are enrolled in any program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. In 2014 the bursary was adjusted to give preference to students enrolled in the Business and Economics programs.

Rise Advisors Entrepreneurial Spirit Bursary

The Rise Advisors Entrepreneurial Spirit Bursary was originally established, in 1996, as the Evancic Perrault Robertson Bursary (also known from 2012-2018 as the EPR Coquitlam Professional Accountants Bursary). When EPR Coquitlam rebranded, in 2017, to become Rise Advisors the award name was revised to reflect their mandate of providing professional accounting and business advisory services. The purpose of the fund remains the same. To supports students, with a demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full time in any Accounting or Business related program within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at Douglas College.




Accounting Faculty Bursary The Douglas College Accounting faculty established this bursary in 2013 to support students with financial need enrolled in an Accounting Diploma or Degree program at Douglas College. George Fisher Accounting Bursary This bursary was established by George Fisher, a faculty member in Accounting, in 2011 in celebration of the publication of volumes 1 and 2 of Intermediate Accounting. The text, designed for intermediate-level financial accounting, is the first book to be written entirely to International Financial Reporting Standards. It emphasizes professional judgment and decision-making, and introduces students to accounting theory - the reasons behind accounting practices and standards. The creation of this annual fund represents George's commitment to teaching, and his desire to assist Douglas College students in financial need. The purpose of this bursary is to provide financial support to Douglas College students enrolled in either the Accounting Management Diploma, or the Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Stream.



Computing Studies and Information Systems

Microserve Bursary

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 is given to students in the Computing Studies and Information Systems program. Hewlett Packard kindly made a donation to this bursary in 2011.

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 Coquitlam Campus and the Douglas College Foundation Board, he played a key role in his community and in the growth of Douglas. Eligible students must be enrolled in the second year of the Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma program.



Hospitality Management

A Class Act Bursary Established in 1998 with funds raised at Douglas College Foundation's first annual A Class Act, this bursary supports students in financial need at Douglas College. Hospitality Management students have volunteered at A Class Act every year since it began, and as such, preference is given to students enrolled in this program, then in any program in the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration then to students in any program.

Rosemary Rowe and Betty Fulton Memorial Bursary This bursary supports students enrolled in any program with a preference for students with dependents and/or students enrolled in the Hospitality Management Program.




Coquitlam Centre Bursary

Established by Coquitlam Centre with proceeds from the Unwined events held in the spring of 2011 and 2012. The purpose of this fund is to recognize and reward students enrolled in any Business program within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Marketing Diploma program and to residents of the Tri-Cities region.



Office Administration

Terry Leonard Bursary

Terry Leonard began his career at Douglas in March 1981 as Purchasing Manager. He became Director of Facilities in 1985, a position he held until his retirement on Nov. 5, 2015. During his time at Douglas College, he oversaw the construction of the 5th and 6th floors, and the redesigned concourse at the New Westminster Campus, as well as the construction of the Coquitlam Campus and its expansion. Terry has supported his staff and students from the day he first arrived at Douglas College and our buildings are a testament to his skills, attention to detail and desire to do the right thing for students and employees. In tribute to his long career at Douglas College, the Terry Leonard Bursary was established to continue his legacy, and at his request, support mature single parents enrolled in the Office Administration program.