Commerce and Business Administration scholarships


Envision Financial Scholarship This scholarship was established by Envision Financial, title sponsor of Envision Financial Light the Lake, to reward Douglas College students enrolled in the Commerce and Business Administration Program. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to members, children of members, or grandchildren of members of Envision Financial.

Jamal Khan Scholarship in Finance & Business Jamal Khan established this scholarship, in 2018, as a reflection of his belief in the value of post-secondary education. As an alumnus of Douglas College, he wanted to support students who are studying at the place that inspired his love of learning and led to a rewarding and purposeful life. This Scholarship recognizes and supports students who have achieved academic excellence in any Diploma or Degree program within the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration; with preference given to students enrolled in their final year of the program.

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Scholarship The purpose of this annual fund is to provide scholarships to students residing in the Tri-Cities. Eligible candidates must be registered in the Commerce and Business Administration program  in a minimum of nine credits. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.





CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter Scholarship in Data Analytics

A $1,000 award is made available through an endowment established in 2019 by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, in recognition of Douglas College's 50th anniversary. The purpose of this award is to support students enrolled in either their 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program. Preference will be given to students in the Data Analytics concentration of this program who intend on enrolling in a CPABC program (CPA of ACAF) upon graduation. The scholarship is offered year-round.

F.K. Chan & Company CPA Scholarship The F.K. Chan & Company CGA, CMA, CA Scholarship was established in 1999 to support students enrolled in either the Business Administration Degree (Accounting) program or Accounting Diploma program at Douglas College who plan to pursue a career in Accounting in the province of British Columbia. As of June 24, 2015, BC’s professional accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountant Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC) merged to establish the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC). As a result, the scholarship name was updated to F.K. Chan & Company CPA Scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence in their studies at Douglas College and provide proof that they have enrolled in at least one CPABC course, within one year of being selected as a recipient, to receive this scholarship.




Bachelor of Business Administration

Darlene K. Hyde Scholarship As Chair of the Douglas College Foundation Board, Darlene K. Hyde established this scholarship in 2014 to support outstanding students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. Preference will be given to students in the Financial Services stream.



Computer Studies and Information Systems

Microserve Scholarship 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.



Hospitality Management

A Class Act Scholarship Established in 2001 with funds raised at Douglas College Foundation's annual fundraising event, A Class Act, this scholarship supports students committed to excellence. 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. Eligible students must have successfully completed their 1st year of studies and be entering their 2nd year at Douglas College.

Coast Hotels Hospitality Scholarship Established in 2014 by Coast Hotels & Resorts this scholarship supports students who excel academically within the Hospitality Management program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (C&BA) at Douglas College.



Office Administration

Barbara J. Bessey Office Administration Scholarship This Scholarship was established in honour of Barbara Bessey, who retired in 2009 following a 35-year career at Douglas College. Barbara Bessey excelled in office administration, and served as Executive Assistant to a series of College Presidents. Demonstrating intelligence, poise, initiative, flexibility, discretion and dedication, she had a tremendous, positive impact upon colleagues and students alike. Throughout her tenure, which was one of significant technological change, Barbara Bessey remained a life-long learner and exemplified the consummate caring office professional. This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward Office Administration Diploma & Certificate program graduates who demonstrate academic excellence.