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 paying for school 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.” 

Registered students: Apply for Douglas College awards, scholarships and bursaries for the Winter Semester by Feb. 1.

Douglas offers 16 entrance scholarships valued at up to $5,000 a year. Recipients who keep their grades up can renew their scholarships every year to a maximum of four years. That means you could potentially receive $20,000.

Applications are open for entrance scholarships and awards for 2020/21. Apply by March 2.

Helena graduated with an Associate of Science 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.

Got questions about how you can get help paying for school? Our Financial Aid office has information about scholarships, bursaries and 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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