Manyok Akol Scholarship for Creatives

The Manyok Akol Memorial Grant for Creatives

The Manyok Akol Memorial Grant for Creatives is awarded in the amount of $1,500.00 to a resident of any age living in Britannia Woods or has lived in Britannia Woods for a considerable amount of time, and who has shown an exemplary dedication to the creative arts of any form.

This grant is to honour the memory of Manyok Akol, a former resident, volunteer, Summer Camp staff, and youth of Britannia Woods. Manyok Akol was a supportive friend, a caring brother, and a loving son.

With this annual memorial scholarship, the Britannia Woods Community House will continue the legacy of Manyok, Manny, by supporting a young person to pursue their creative dreams.


  • Current resident of Britannia Woods (or former resident who has lived in Britannia Woods for a considerable amount of time- more than 10 years?)
  • Age: 17-25 years old
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate.
  • Applicant can be in post-secondary school or out of post-secondary school.
  • Applicant must showcase financial need.

Application Requirements:

  • Submit a full application form and supporting documents.
  • Mandatory supporting documents:
    • Essay highlighting the applicant’s background and need, highlights of academic achievements and desire to pursue education (maximum 1 page)

Selection Process:

All applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee consisting of:

  • Family representatives of Manyok Akol
  • Two members of the Britannia Woods Community House
  • Two members of the Board of Directors of The Britannia Woods Community House

Application and Selection Timeline:

  • Application open- April 6th 2023 until May 17th  2023
  • Application review by the Scholarship Committee- May 17th 2023 until mid -May 2023
  • Successful Applicant Notified- end of May 2023
  • Applicant announced- May 2023 at the Britannia Woods Community House Annual General Meeting

Award Distribution:

  • Grant award will be given to the successful applicant through a process identified by the Selection Committee

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