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Honey Hooser Scholarship

Group standing with the Honey Hooser Award

Applications for the 2018 Honey Hooser Scholarship will be available in April.

The City of Surrey awards the $500 Honey Hooser Scholarship 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 broad and include the study of the visual, graphic, or performing arts, or the development of the tools to facilitate these arts.

2017 Honey Hooser Scholarship winner

Jaymie Cristobal was awarded the 2017 Honey Hooser Scholarship. Jaymie is a grade 12 student attending Guildford Park Secondary. She volunteers at Surrey Arts Centre where she facilitates children’s art camps and gallery events. Jaymie plans to pursue a degree in Arts and Social Sciences.

2016 Honey Hooser Scholarship winner

Aviska Lakwijaya was awarded the 2016 Honey Hooser Scholarship. Aviska Lakwijaya (pictured above) of Fleetwood Park Secondary 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.

About Honey Hooser

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.