Ruth Rippon Ceramic Scholarship

Ruth Rippon (b. 1927), Sacramento native and widely celebrated ceramic artist, taught ceramic art for more than three decades at Sacramento State. Hired in 1956, Ms. Rippon helped found the University’s important ceramic arts program, developing it and expanding its prestige over her years as a teacher who guided hundreds of students to perfect their craft and achieve individual creative expression. Many of them became influential artists and teachers in the region. Colleagues, admirers, and former students contributed to the Ruth Rippon scholarship fund, thus increasing the endowment and making the scholarship a lasting testimony to her legacy and the gratitude of the community.

The Ruth Rippon Ceramic Scholarship Endowment is a $1,000.00 award offered once a year to an outstanding Undergraduate Art major or classified graduate student in Studio Art who shows promise in making ceramic art a career. An Art Department scholarship committee will select the scholarship winner. The award will be presented at the reception of the Art Department’s Annual Award Show in Spring 2019.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a portfolio containing the following in order in one PDF smaller than 10MB in size: (1) A 300-word (maximum) artist statement (2) Ten large, high-quality images of the applicant’s specialty with captions (give the title, medium, and year for each work)
  2. A 100- to 250-word statement about the applicant’s financial need (Optional)