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2018 OPA Scholarship Application

  • Sat, January 13, 2018
  • Fri, March 23, 2018
  • Oregon and SW Washington


  • High school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington.

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Application Due Date: March 23, 2018


The Oregon Potters Association is pleased to announce our 2018 Scholarship Program. The competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington and will award $1000 to a student who shows creative and technical excellence in the field of ceramics. The scholarship will be awarded during a ceremony at the 2018 OPA Ceramic Showcase, the all-clay show that OPA sponsors every spring at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland’s Rose Quarter. The scholarship funds will be held in trust and paid directly to the college entered by the student. We recommend that students with exceptional imagination and technical skill enter this competition.


Entries may be either functional or decorative objects made of clay. Only one entry per student.

The application deadline is March 23, 2018 - you must submit the following:

Mail your Parental permission slip by USPS mail.

After the March 23th application deadline, the OPA Board of Directors will perform a preliminary review of submitted images to choose pieces for display in the High School Gallery at OPA Ceramics Showcase. Notification of acceptance for display will be emailed by Sunday, April 8, 2018.

The High School Scholarship winner will be chosen by a jury of professional ceramic artists. The awards ceremony will be held at the show on the evening of Saturday, April 28th. The winner’s name will be posted on the OPA website:

For general info on OPA Scholarships www.oregonpotters.org/opa-scholarships.html

Immediate relatives of OPA members are not eligible for the scholarship

If you, the instructor, have questions, please contact:
OPA High School Scholarship Coordinator Sandra Toussaint

Questions? Email: hsscholarship@oregonpotters.org

Important dates to Remember:

  • March 23, 2018 Application deadline (online only)
  • April   8, 2018 Notification by OPA of acceptance
  • April 25, 2018 Shipped artwork: arrival deadline
  • April 26, 2018 Hand-delivery Oregon Convention Center
  • April 27 – 29, 2018 OPA Ceramic Showcase
  • April 28, 2018 Scholarship awarded
  • April 29, 2018 Artwork pick-up

Most commonly asked questions?

  1. Do I have to submit the piece I juried with or may I submit something I finished after I sent in my application?

You must submit the exact piece that is juried.

2. May I submit a piece that has been in the OPA Showcase before? 

You may not submit a piece that has been previously submitted to the Scholarship Program. However, you may submit a piece that has been on show in the High School Gallery.

3. Who is eligible?

The Scholarship Program is open to High School Juniors and Seniors in Oregon and SW Washington.

4. What percentage of my piece has to be clay?

Each piece must be at least 75% clay.


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