The Giller Foundation (aka the Scotiabank Giller Prize) has introduced its new Giller Mantella Scholarship, a new program aimed at supporting high school graduates across Canada who are interested in pursuing further education in creative writing and literature. The scholarship will provide $10,000 each year to three would be authors and will run for an initial three-year period.
The program is specifically designed to promote diversity and inclusion among Black, Indigenous, and racialized youth who aspire to enhance their post- econdary education. By offering financial aid to students who may lack access to traditional scholarships, the initiative hopes to make a meaningful impact on their academic and career pursuits. Scholarship applications will open be accepting starting in March 2024. Eligible candidates must identify as Black, Indigenous, or racialized and demonstrate outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.