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.

2021 Honey Hooser Application Process

Please submit a complete application, along with a cover letter, by email to or by mail to the Office of the City Clerk, 13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8.

The deadline to receive applications is 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2021.

2020 Honey Hooser Scholarship Winner

Chenuka Lakwijaya was awarded the 2020 Honey Hooser Scholarship. Chenuka graduated in 2020 from the Fleetwood Park Secondary School. He has demonstrated to be an academically gifted and highly involved musician in Vancouver and Surrey Communities.

He is currently a member of the Vancouver Youth Choir and the Young People’s Opera Society of BC. Chenuka is focused, driven and truly demonstrates the spirit of the Honey Hooser Scholarship.


Honey Hooser at her Loom.

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