Young girl paints a picture outdoors

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

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.

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.

2023 Applications

Applications are now open and will close at 4:30pm on May 12, 2023.. Download the application package and email completed application to to apply.

2021 Honey Hooser Scholarship Winner

Cindy Cui was awarded the 2021 Honey Hooser Scholarship. Cindy is a grade-12 student from Fleetwood Park Secondary. 

Cindy has demonstrated to be academically gifted and artistically talented young woman. Music has always been a part of Cindy’s life, and many of her works have a strong community connection. She is currently the President of the Music Outreach Society, a youth non-profit organization that organizes high school students to perform music concerts in Senior homes, hospitals, and shelters.

In addition, she is the Studio Head at her band department where she mentor students in one-on-one sessions.

She was appointed the Co-Concertmaster chair for the Senior Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2018. In recognition of her work Cindy received the Amy Dundas Head scholarship for exceptional leadership and compassion.

Even during the pandemic, Cindy has proven to be a dedicated musician and leader. She has organized virtual challenges for her band department and volunteered in virtual rehearsals for the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra to keep students musically engaged at home.


Honey Hooser at her Loom.

Honey Hooser works on her loom in this photo from Museum of Surrey.