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6 Memorial Scholarships

scholarships & bursaries

memorial & special recognition awards

We have established 6 ‘Memorial’ scholarships/bursaries and 2 Special Recognition Awards at Vancouver Island University as part of our annual contribution to help post-secondary students from the Cowichan Valley.

They are in memory of 6 longtime foundation directors, supporters, and one major contributor to the Cowichan Foundation and our community.

memorial awards

Dr. Owen Gloster

dr. owen gloster

Iconic doctor, philanthropist, longtime Cowichan Foundation president, and avid golfer.

Art Mann

art mann

Community leader, United Church stalwart, Freeman of Duncan, and a former Cowichan Foundation Director.

Chief Dennis Alphonse

dennis alphonse

Former Cowichan Foundation Director and Longest-serving Chief of the Cowichan people.

june gillespie

Whose bequest significantly increased the assets of the Cowichan Foundation.

Roger Stanyer

roger stanyer

A longtime labour leader from the Cowichan Valley, whose impact in his field was provincial and national, and who early saw the significant potential of the Cowichan Foundation and was one of our original board members.

Don Morton

don morton

Former Cowichan Foundation Director, as well as former Reeve and Freeman of North Cowichan.

special recognition awards

rollie rose

In 2016 The Rollie Rose Award was established in his name. Past president of the Cowichan Foundation, Rollie Rose is a former Mayor of Ladysmith and publisher of the Chronicle. His longtime friend Mike Coleman says, “Rollie may be tiny, but he has an out-sized sense of humour”.

Michael G. Coleman - Secretary-Treasurer

mike coleman

The Cowichan Foundation was the brainchild of Duncan lawyer Mike Coleman, a leading Cowichan citizen for the past 40 years, who also served on the Duncan City Council (including 22 years as Mayor).

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