Every year Surrey awards a scholarship to a high school student with an interest in the arts.

Applications for the 2020 Honey Hooser Scholarship will be available in April 2020.

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 person with disabilities interested 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.

2019 Honey Hooser Scholarship Winner

Irene Zhang was awarded the 2019 Honey Hooser Scholarship. Irene graduated this year from the Fraser Heights Secondary School. She volunteers with Art2Heart, a non-profit organization, created to inspire students in arts and crafts. She also had the opportunity to facilitate the Summer Art Gala in Surrey to showcase youth talents in arts. Irene currently works part-time at an arts studio and plans to pursue further studies in commerce in the upcoming session.

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.