Information and amount for 2020 will be added in February, 2020.


Olympic Driftwood Sculptors raise money throughout the year for our scholarship program by sales of items at our shows, donations, and with money collected in our driftwood sculpture raffle. The scholarship is awarded to Olympic Peninsula area graduating high school seniors actively pursuing a degree in Art, Graphic Design, or Art education. The scholarship may be extended to current college students who have graduated from an Olympic Peninsula area high school.

 If you would like more information or to make a tax deductible donation to our scholarship fund, please complete our contact form.

To apply for our $2000 scholarship for 2020, download and complete the following form:

Select either high school or post high school applicant form, and send to us as indicated on form.

Applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm, April 15, 2020

How to Apply

We are doing this digitally this year.

To access the information, click here to download the form >

After clicking the link, DOWNLOAD the form and then open with adobe reader. Even if you see it on your screen the document must download or you will not be able to fill out the form on line / save it / and email it. Unless you download the form you will only be able to print it.

You must meet the deadline to be considered. Please e-mail the completed application and jpegs on or before 11:59 pm. April 15, 2020, OR the flash drive with application and jpegs in the ODS mailbox on or before April 15, 2020.

Application for next scholarship will be available Winter, 2020.

In addition to above changes, change all references to 2019 to 2020.

All JPEG images must be e-mailed or mailed on a flash drive. We would much rather see a variety of images instead of all landscapes or all still life images, or all fantasy, etc. Figure drawing (non-anime) is a plus.

We will notify the winner in early to mid-May. We are looking forward to seeing your art. Good luck

If you have any questions, please e-mail lewiswbennett1@gmail.com.


2018 scholarship RECIPIENT:
Haley Dawn Andres

Currently attending Central Washington University

Intended Major: Studio Art & Art History, Masters in Secondary Education

Photo from left: Colleen Bittner, ODS Scholarship CoChair, Haley Dawn Andres scholarship recipient, Lewis Bennett: ODS Scholarship CoChair

Photo from left: Colleen Bittner, ODS Scholarship CoChair, Haley Dawn Andres scholarship recipient, Lewis Bennett: ODS Scholarship CoChair

Artist statement:
Like many, my interest in art started at a very young age, experimenting and holding no boundaries to my imagination. As I’ve grown as an artist, I always try to maintain this throughout my artistic endeavors and strive to learn and explore as much as I can. I am challenged every day by art, to not only improve but to use art in all areas of my life and make the world a more colorful place. When I attend college to major in art and art history, I will seek to continue this challenge, so that when I become a high school art teacher, I can inspire my students to stay curious, challenge themselves, always learn, strive for greatness, and most importantly believe that they can change the world with their hands. I strongly believe that art enables youth to do whatever they believe in, and I am so thrilled to be a part of it.


2017 scholarship RECIPIENT:
Luke Anderson

Luke is graduating from Port Townsend High School and will be attending Western Washington University studying Graphic Design.  His work was very creative and professional and we anticipate a very successful career for him.

Colleen Bittner, 2017 Scholarship Recipient Luke Anderson, and Lewis Bennett

Colleen Bittner, 2017 Scholarship Recipient Luke Anderson, and Lewis Bennett


2016 scholarship RECIPIENT: Elijah

Elijah was a 2016 graduate of Port Townsend High School.  He will be attending the Northwest College of Art and Design at Poulsbo.  He was accepted into the School and Program as a Junior.

Elijah discussing his art at the July ODS Meeting

ODS Scholarship Committee members, left Lewis Bennett, right Colleen Bittner and Elijah center.


2015 scholarship RECIPIENT:
Duy (David), Ngheim

David is from Port Townsend.  He is studying at Peninsula College.