2022 OPA High School Scholarship Application

  • Tue, February 22, 2022
  • 12:00 AM
  • Thu, March 31, 2022
  • Oregon and SW Washington


  • High school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington are invited to apply for the OPA Scholarship.

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Application Due Date: March 31, 2022

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The Oregon Potters Association is pleased to announce our 2022 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 2022 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. Application deadline is March 31, 2022 for:

● Application form

● Parental permission slip

● Image/s of art work After the March 31st 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 21, 2022.

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, May 7th. The winner’s name will be posted on the OPA website.

Questions? Email: hsscholarship@oregonpotters.org

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 shown 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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