Office for the Arts at Harvard: The Ceramics Scholarship Program

The Ceramics Program strives to provide access to our programs to anyone who is interested in learning about the ceramic arts. We invite anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in attending our classes, events, or workshops but is unable to afford our posted registration fees to apply for a scholarship. Thanks to our generous community of supporters and collaborators, we offer scholarships to our classes and workshops through three different application processes:

  • The Peter Berry Scholarship
  • Visiting Artist Workshop Scholarship
  • Clay with Neighbors for Allston-Brighton Residents
  • Ceramics Community Scholarship for Allston-Brighton residents (offered in partnership with the Harvard Ed Portal)

The Peter Berry Scholarship is open to the greater community and Harvard students. The Ceramics Community Scholarship and Clay with Neighbors class is open to Allston-Brighton residents. Harvard students should email Kathy King, Director at with questions. Harvard students interested in applying for funding for the arts should also access the OFA homepage for information on Artist Development Fellowships, Project Grants, The Dmitri Hadzi Visual Art Grant, Music Lesson Subsidies, Student Art Prizes among other funding opportunities.


The Peter Berry Scholarship will provide financial assistance for adults (18+) enrolling in Ceramics Program classes. The focus of this scholarship will be to provide access to the Ceramics Program to those in financial need.

These scholarships are supported in part by many generous individuals who have made financial contributions in memory of Peter Berry, an instructor, longtime studio artist and staff member. The opportunity to welcome new people into our community and support returning students reflects Peter’s love of making community, the ceramic arts and his generosity of spirit.

Summer 2024: 

Applications for the Summer 2024 Peter Berry Scholarship will be accepted from Friday, March 8 through Friday, March 29 at 11:59pm. The Summer 2024 semester begins May 28 and includes 10-week courses and 11-weeks of studio access ending on August 9, 2024.

Recipients will be notified by Tuesday, April 9 and will be asked review our course preview  (available after April 1) and will be asked to create an account in our registration system and respond with their course choice on Monday, April 15.

Harvard invites individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be part of our community. BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are accepting applications for the Summer 2024 Peter Berry Scholarship Friday March 8 through Friday, March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm.

apply for the Peter Berry Scholarship (Link will be live on Friday, March 8th)


The Harvard Ed Portal and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard are proud to jointly offer a limited number of scholarships for a course offered by the Ceramics Program. Any Allston-Brighton resident age 18+ is eligible to apply. No previous ceramics experience required.

Please note: Previous recipients of this Ceramics Community Scholarship are not eligible to apply. Harvard invites individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be part of our community. BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply.




If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Ceramics Program to support our scholarships, please follow the instructions below. We appreciate your support.

To make a gift by check

Please make checks payable to Ceramics, Office for the Arts at Harvard and send to:

Ceramics Fund
Office for the Arts at Harvard
74 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the memo section of your check, please write “Peter Berry.”

To make a gift by credit card

To make a gift by credit card to the Office for the Arts, please visit the Harvard Campaign Website for general University gifts and follow these instructions:

  1. Scroll down under schools, and select “Harvard College”
  2. If you already have a Harvard Alumni login, you may sign in at the top of the page—this will populate information from your Harvard Alumni portal. To give without logging in, proceed to the next step.
  3. Scroll down to “Your Gift”
  4. Under “Select a fund,” choose “Other” from the dropdown menu.
  5. Enter a note in the “Other fund name” box with instructions that this gift should go to the “Office for the Arts at Harvard – Ceramics Fund.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for us to recognize your gift, you must email Alexa Albanese at when you have made the gift. Only then will we be sure to follow up to ensure that it is properly credited for the Peter Berry Scholarship.

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