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Apply to win one of two annual Nebeker visual art scholarships

Royal Nebeker works in his waterfront studio in 2011.

Applications are open for Clatsop and Pacific county residents high school age and older for the Royal Nebeker Scholarship Fund to study two- and three-dimensional visual art.

Two scholarships will be awarded, one of $300 for high school students and one of $500 for other artists. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 7. The scholarship will be awarded at a dinner at Carruthers Restaurant in May.

The Royal Nebeker Scholarship aims to encourage those pursuing an education in the visual arts. Applicants may be of any age and must reside in either Clatsop County, Oregon, or Pacific County, Washington. They do not need to be currently registered in an arts program.

Nebeker was a teacher for more than 30 years in Clatsop Community College’s art program and among the most celebrated artists from Astoria. He believed in giving back to his community. He was a central figure in the cultural renaissance in Astoria, an advocate for historic preservation and an active participant in the arts community of the lower Columbia River. He died in September 2014.

A written statement and a portfolio of 10 images of the applicant’s work is required. Finalists may, at the discretion of the scholarship committee, be interviewed as part of the application process.

Those applying can download an application at, or by contacting


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