Current Scholarships

New Hampshire Institute of Art

$8,000 National K12 Exhibition Scholarship (per year, renewable for up to eight semesters) to all high school seniors who are accepted to and attend NHIA beginning in fall 2015.

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Created by New Hampshire Institute of Art
NHIA Pre-College Summer Program Scholarship

To all high school juniors and sophomores – NHIA Pre-College Summer Program Scholarship of $1,500

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Created by New Hampshire Institute of Art
The Ingrid Mahan Foundation Scholarship

Recognizing the importance of continuing education in all aspects of life, the Ingrid Mahan scholarship award is joyfully given to a deserving student whose skill, desire to learn, and dedication to mastering the medium of clay has been demonstrated. This scholarship is a renewable award for direct payment of tuition of $1000 annually for up to four years, with re-qualification by merit of academic standing, a demonstrable commitment to the study of ceramics, and significant progress.

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Created by The Ingrid Mahan Foundation
Emily C. Specchio Scholarship

The mission of the Emily Specchio foundation is to celebrate the life of Emily C. Specchio by following her inspirational lead in continuing to support charitable organizations close to her heart. The Emily C. Specchio Scholarship has been created in her name to give an annual $1000 scholarship to a student in this exhibition with similar interests and passions which can be summarized with the mission of her foundation "Embrace that Which Defines You". Please read more about this wonderful organization at Emily C Specchio Foundation. Selection for this award is made by the Scholarship committee.

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Created by Emily C Specchio Foundation
AMACO (American Art Clay Company) Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2012 by Jeff and Bond Sandoe on behalf of AMACO/brent. Intended to help advance future study of ceramics by a graduating senior, the award of $1000 for direct payment toward tuition, is selected by the scholarship committee.

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Created by AMACO
brent Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2012 by Jeff and Bond Sandoe on behalf of American Art Clay Company. Intended to help advance future study of ceramics by a graduating senior, the award of $1000 for direct payment toward tuition, is selected by the scholarship committee.

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Created by AMACO
Alex Conine Memorial Scholarship

The Alex Conine Memorial Scholarship is to honor the life and creativity of Alex Conine, the son of Suzanne and Dave Conine. Alex died unexpectedly at age 20 in 2012. The Conine family wants to have the creative spirit of their son shared through scholarships for young people pursuing careers in the arts. This year's $1000. award, selected by the scholarship committee, will be for direct payment toward tuition. Suzanne Conine is a clay arts educator at the Waterford School in Utah.

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Created by Suzanne Conine
Helen and Daniel Feder Scholarship

Given to a student whose excellent work displays creative problem-solving and overcoming obstacles. The $500 award, selected by the scholarship committee for direct payment toward tuition, is donated by Nancy & Ken Ernst, Bob Feder, Barbara Feder-Murdock and Zach Murdock in honor of Helen and Daniel Feder.

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Created by K12 Clay Scholarship Fund
Ernst Family Scholarship

The inspiration for the creation of these initial gifts was to honor the vision, dedication and efforts of the ceramic educators, the students they mentor, and the many volunteers nationwide affiliated with bringing The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation and its dream of having a Scholarship Fund to fruition. We joyfully welcome you to join our heartfelt commitment to k12clay.org in support of The National K-12 Scholarship Fund, and ask that you give generously to grow this fund for deserving student artists. They are our future. With gratitude to the K-12 Board for your vision, Nancy and Ken Ernst, Ingrid and Marvin Mahan This $500 award is selected by the Scholarship committee for direct payment toward tuition.

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Created by Nancy Ernst
Jared Branfman Memorial Scholarship

Jared Branfman was an artist of extraordinary ability and passion. He was an athlete and league champion in wrestling, track, and soccer. He was a scholar of art history, Hispanic culture and was fluent in Spanish. He was a person whose life and spirit embodied curiosity, intellect, creativity, kindness, boundless energy, and incomparable courage. A love of education and a dedication to sharing his knowledge and experience with others was in his blood. Jared passed away on September 27, 2005. He was 23 years old. It is an honor for us to have this scholarship awarded in the name and memory of our son and brother Jared. The Branfman Family This $500 award is selected by the Scholarship committee for direct payment toward tuition.

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Created by Steven Branfman
Lucy Roy Memorial Scholarship

Though neither a K-12 clay teacher nor a potter, Lucy Roy worked for years helping the K-12 exhibition. Her warmth and wisdom helped us find better ways to work and to organize our show. She brought a grace and sense of calm to the process of setting up our show. Her penetrating yet joyful appreciation of the student work led us to seek her help to set up the exhibition. Her spirit is with us when we begin each year. This award is selected by the scholarship committee for direct payment toward tuition.

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Created by K12 Clay Scholarship Fund