Honey Hooser Scholarship
The City of Surrey has established the $500 Honey Hooser Scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating post secondary arts student, or to a student with an interest in arts and crafts graduating from a senior secondary school in Surrey, or to a disabled person with an interest in arts and crafts. The interest may be interpreted in a broad fashion, including the study of the visual, graphic, or performing arts, or the development of the tools to facilitate these arts.
The deadline for submitting applications for the Honey Hooser Scholarship is now closed. Please check back in April of 2017.
2016 Honey Hooser Scholarship winner
Congratulations to Aviska Lakwijaya who was awarded the 2016 Honey Hooser Scholarship. Aviska Lakwijaya is a grade 12 student from Fleetwood Park Secondary. He has demonstrated a strong passion for visual arts through his volunteer work and at his school. He has volunteered as a Children’s Arts Program Assistant at the Surrey Art Gallery and at City Hall Centre Stage in the Salmon People Artist Panel. He has received a certificate of recognition for outstanding achievement in the Drawing and Painting course at his school.
Honey Hooser was a noted weaver and Surrey pioneer who settled in Surrey with her husband in 1921. She practiced and taught the craft of weaving and was keenly involved with the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild. The Honey Hooser Scholarship was originally setup by her son Doug who contributed funds each year in support of the program.