Humber creative writing students will receive ten thousand dollars annually in new scholarships for the next five years. The Avie Bennett Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing and the Budd Sugarman & Gordon Johnson Scholarship will be awarded to deserving students who show extraordinary talent and demonstrate the likelihood of having their work published.
The School of Creative and Performing Arts dean, Joe Kertes, was instrumental in securing the scholarships. “Now more talented writers with limited resources will be able to afford to hone their craft with the help of pros,” he said.
Writing school director, Antanas Sileika, says the writing school helps to make the bricks that build the house of Canadian letters.
The scholarships will add two $2,500 and five $1,000 awards for students enrolled in the Humber School for Writers.
Humber is grateful to our generous donors whose support gives students the confidence they need to reach for their dreams and succeed.