How good grades got this student $5,000 a year in scholarships

By Maia Odegaard, Marketing and Communications

Helena Chima always knew she wanted to be a scientist. She also knew it would require a solid education – and a little help from Financial Aid.

After researching her options, she decided Douglas was the perfect place to begin her education. “There are multiple reasons I chose Douglas – small class sizes, more one-on-one time with professors and the fact that I received the President’s Entrance scholarship, which meant all my time at Douglas was paid for.” 

And as long as she maintained a B+ average or higher, Helena could renew her scholarship for up to four years, for a total of $20,000 towards her education.

The Douglas College Office of the President offers 16 entrance scholarships valued at up to $5,000 annually, to be split equally between the Fall and Winter semesters. Recipients are eligible to receive additional renewal scholarships of up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years.

Helena graduated with an Associate of Science degree and transferred her credits to SFU to finish a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Physiology. From there, she’ll go to medical school to complete her education.

Do you have questions about the financial side of post-secondary education? Financial Aid has information about scholarships, bursaries, awards you may qualify for, as well as advice regarding student loans and grants.

Financial Aid Advisors are also available on a drop-in, first come, first served basis. Appointments are roughly 30 minutes in length and can be used to discuss your student loans – financial aid options, appeals, fee deferrals, budgeting, and more!

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