Oregon PSR is excited to announce the 2021 Greenfield Peace Scholarship, which is now open for submissions. The theme of this year’s scholarship is Art & Creation: Self Expression, Activism, and Social Change. Now in its 13th consecutive year, this has historically been a writing scholarship open to all Oregon 11th and 12th grade students. This year, though, Oregon PSR is asking young Oregonians who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and who are high school juniors or seniors or the equivalent to respond to the prompt by creating a work of visual art. The scholarship’s goal is to illuminate the perspectives of Oregon's youth on issues of peace, health, justice, and safety in our world.
The prompt this year includes a reflection piece on the events of the past year. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening climate chaos and environmental crises, and protests for racial justice and police accountability, visual art has remained an integral part of communication, memorialization, and catalyzation into action. Our hope is that Oregon’s youth create works of art that reflect upon and uplift their understanding and experiences of the events of the past year.
Applications are being accepted from now through March 12th, 2021. To read the full prompt, guidelines, and judging criteria, please visit our website, or visit this page for a Spanish-language version. We have also compiled resources to provide background and inspiration for applicants to use and reference if they so desire. The scholarship award winners will receive cash prizes, with $1,000.00 for the top entry.
Please help us in spreading the word about our 2021 Greenfield Peace Scholarship to any educators and BIPOC youth in Oregon that you may know. Email us if you have questions about the 2021 Greenfield Peace Scholarship.