Manyok Akol Scholarship 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 identify as creative and be actively pursuing a career or profession in the arts (music, visual arts, graphic arts, literature, etc.)
  • Applicant must showcase financial need. 

Application Requirements: 

  • Submit a full application form and supporting documents. 
  • Mandatory supporting documents:
  • Two Recommendation Letters; one highlighting the applicant’s artistic achievements so far.
  • Essay highlighting the following: (Maximum 1 page)
  • Tell us about yourself (hobbies, goals and passions)
  • Tell us about your financial situation
  • Highlights of your academic achievements and your plan to pursue education
  • Sample of applicant’s art 
  • Email to 

Selection Process: 

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

  • 2-3 members of the Britannia Woods Community House 

Application and Selection Timeline: 

    • Application opens April 15th  – May 15th 2024  
    • Successful Applicant will be notified- May 20th 2024
    • Scholarship recipient will be announced at the Britannia Woods Community House Annual General Meeting on May 30th, 2024