EST. 2023

The Giller Mantella Scholarship,
presented by Mantella Corporation

About the Scholarship

The Giller Mantella Scholarship is a collaboration between The Giller Foundation and Mantella Corporation. The scholarship is for Black, Indigenous and racialized students across Canada graduating high school and interested in continued education in creative writing and literature. The scholarship will award $10,000 to three deserving recipients each year to further their education. The program will run for three years with the potential to be extended.

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“The Giller Mantella Scholarship is a gift to the imaginations of future readers and writers alike. The scholarship makes it possible for young people who otherwise might not imagine themselves pursuing studies, vocations, and careers in writing to do so. Future readers across Canada and beyond will benefit.”

RANDY BOYAGODA – NOVELIST AND PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

“The Giller Mantella Scholarship is a gift to the imaginations of future readers and writers alike. The scholarship makes it possible for young people who otherwise might not imagine themselves pursuing studies, vocations, and careers in writing to do so. Future readers across Canada and beyond will benefit.”

RANDY BOYAGODA – NOVELIST AND PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Requirements & Eligibility

Graduating high school student
Identify as Black, Indigenous or racialized students
Cumulative average of 75
Pursuing a post-secondary degree in literature or creative writing
A 500-word essay describing your passion for literature.

Don’t delay! Only the first 35 submitted applications will be accepted for review.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, please visit the Universities Canada and login to the portal using your email address and password. If you don’t have an account, please create one.

“The Giller Mantella scholarship will transform the lives of several racialized students across Canada, who no longer have to view a creative life as an inaccessible luxury. This is what good literary citizenship looks like. This is what encouragement looks like. This is what activism looks like.”

IAN WILLIAMS – 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE WINNER

“The Giller Mantella scholarship will transform the lives of several racialized students across Canada, who no longer have to view a creative life as an inaccessible luxury. This is what good literary citizenship looks like. This is what encouragement looks like. This is what activism looks like.”

IAN WILLAIMS – 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE WINNER

The Giller Foundation

Founded in 1994, the Doris Giller Rabinovitch Foundation’s sole task was the administration of the newly-created Giller Prize. With the growth of the award, the Giller Foundation today has expanded its mandate to include bold offerings both virtual and live for a growing and committed audience of readers. Our mission is to stimulate literary conversation by expanding the awareness of the most excellent, distinct, diverse and accomplished Canadian authors and their work. We ensure inclusivity and access to all of our programming and make certain that programming reflects the true face of Canada.

Mantella Corporation

Mantella Corporation was established in 1946 and remains one of the largest Canadian privately held family owned real estate and land development companies. Mantella Corporation manages a prestigious portfolio of commercial and industrial buildings, as well as prime development properties in Ontario.We focus on community supporting over 30 diverse charitable organizations aiding children, hospitals, human trafficking, underserved communities, education, conservation of wildlife and more. We are committed to giving back through significant dedicated volunteer efforts, donations, sponsorships and grants.

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