The Kent Swanson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Ceramics

Kent Philip Swanson Jr. attended Lewis & Clark College from 1990 to 1995, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He loved nature and was an avid environmentalist, mountain climber, backpacker, and cross-country skier. At Lewis & Clark, Kent merged ecology with ceramic artistry, developing glazes that contained wood ash and often incorporating botanical images in his inspired works.

After graduating, he worked as a mountain-climbing guide and a ski-patrol member, while participating in an avalanche-training program in 1997, Kent died tragically in a helicopter crash.

Kent’s parents established the Kent Swanson Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Ceramics in honor of their son. It is awarded to individuals with interests and enthusiasm similar to Kent’s.

  • 2020-2021- John Carr
  • 2019-2020 Mikhail Davydov
  • 2018-2019 Lily Hammer and Rae Pich
  • 2017-2018- Lily Hammer
  • 2016-2017 Abigail Freed
  • 2015-2016 Cooper Jamieson
  • 2014-2015 Cooper Jamieson
  • 2013-2014 Kelsey Westergard
  • 2012-2013 Tiffany A. Su
  • 2011-2012 Tiffany A. Su
  • 2010-2011 Noah Johns
  • 2009-2010 Jon Russell
  • 2008-2009 Jon Russell
  • 2007-2008 Rachel S. Olson
  • 2004-2005 Kathryn W. Dennett
  • 2003-2004 Lindsey R. Maurer
  • 2003-2004 Gurusimran “Jason” Khalsa
  • 2002-2003 Gurusimran “Jason” Khalsa
  • 2001-2002 Marina Orantes
  • 2000-2001 Matthew J. Nerdin
  • 1999-2000 Porter M. Chollet


Barbara Scheidler Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Scheidler Bartholomew was a much-loved instructor of art at Lewis & Clark College. Barbara taught painting, drawing and several other art classes from 1994 -2007

She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Kent State University and Master of Fine Arts at the University of Washington.

Barbara believed in the power of art and beauty to change lives for the better.  She was deeply connected to Asia and its philosophies and traveled as an invited guest professor in Japan and China. Many students and friends remember her as the person who “taught them to see” She was an accomplished painter, with exhibitions in Oregon, New York, Japan and China among others.

Barbara’s son, Cameron Geddes, established the Barbara Scheidler Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a faculty-nominated studio art major. Students of exceptional merit and financial need are selected in honor of Professor Bartholomew’s distinguished career as a passionate teacher, professional artist, and beloved mentor.

  • 2019-2020 Ashley Brown
  • 2018-2019 Hongyi Jiang
  • 2017-2018 Beija Flor
  • 2016-2017 Mia Hovila
  • 2014-2015 Esme Harris
  • 2013-2014 Anna Camille Schumann
  • 2012-2013 Frances Li
  • 2011-2012 Katherine Haas
  • 2010-2011 Eleanor (Elly) Baldwin
  • 2009-2010 Teresa Kiemnec
  • 2008-2009 Lewis Feuer