OPA Scholarships

Announcing 2016 Scholarship


The Oregon Potters Association is pleased to announce our 2016 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 2016 OPA Ceramic Showcase, the all-clay show that OPA sponsors every spring at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum 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 utilitarian or decorative objects made of clay. Only one entry per student. Application deadline is March 25, 2016 for:

  1. Application form  2016 Scholarship Application
  2. Parental Permission Slip
  3. Image(s) of artwork

After the March 25th application deadline,the OPA Board of Directors will perform a preliminary review of submittedi mages to choose pieces for display in the High School Gallery at OPA Ceramics Showcase. Notification of acceptance for display will be emailed by Friday, April 8, 2016.

Important Dates to Remember for 2016:

  • March 25, 2016: Application postmark deadline
  • April 8: Notification of OPA acceptance
  • April 22: Shipped artwork: arrival deadline
  • April 28: Arrival date – Hand-delivered Artwork
  • April 29: – May 1, 2016: OPA Ceramic Showcase
  • April 30: Scholarship awarded
  • May 1: Hand-delivered artwork pick-up

If you, the instructor, have questions, please contact: