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Entries Closed

Posted by on January 6, 2021 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to the dozens of applications, I look forward to reviewing them soon. Winner will be announced by January 31st, and applications will re-open on March 2021.

Thanks and happy new year!

2019 Recipient

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Hi everyone,

Congrats to Elaina Eberz the winning recipient for the 2019 Urban Art Scholarship! She has aspirations to become a sustainable horticulturalist providing affordable and environmentally conscious produce. 

She also falls on the Autism Spectrum and her artwork promotes accessibility and aims to eliminate negative bias regarding ASD.

Looking forward to next year's applications :)


Applications closed

Posted by on January 27, 2020 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you everyone for your applications! Winner will be announced by January 31st 2020 :D

2018-19 Recipient selected

Posted by on February 3, 2019 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Congrats Symone Titania for being the 2018-19 Urban Art Scholarship recipient!

Her display of community activism and b/w urban photography shows a powerful sense of being within the community and eloquently portrays the urban environment which surrounds her as an artist and student. 

Check out her website for more information regarding her work

2018 Entries Open August 1st

Posted by on April 26, 2018 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


I've gotten some emails regarding the 2018 entries, which open August 1st! Thanks for being patient, the scholarship will follow the same format and guidelines! :)

2017 Entries Closed

Posted by on January 11, 2018 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Thank you to over 40 applicants for this years Urban Art Scholarship! Winner will be announced January 31st, stay tuned! :)

Winning recipient selected!

Posted by on February 3, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations Douglas Kleinsmith! Your aspirations and work is an inspiration to others!

Douglas will soon be receiving his $350 transferred to his UC Davis banking account. For more information regarding Douglas, please check out his website

Also! A runner up was chosen, although not in the initial plan!

Jessica Cothron received a $50 Amazon gift card for books, and is a single mother who wishes to persue a career in assisting children with disabilities into theater and drama.

Thanks again for everyone's applications, submissions will reopen on August 1st 2017

Trevor Coopersmith

Over 60 entries! Applications closed

Posted by on January 4, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I am pleased to announce that the Urban Art Scholarship has received over 60 applications! :) 

Applications are currently closed and the winning recipient will be notified by January 31st

Over 30 Entries!

Posted by on December 16, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (1)

I am pleased to announce that over 30 applicants have applied for the Urban Art Scholarship! 


It is very exciting to see the ambitions of artists around the globe, and how they strive to improve not only their lives but those surrounding them. I want to stress again, that this scholarship is aimed towards students who currently are improving their community through art, or who currently present detailed outlines of their positive intentions.

As an example, I made this painting below after a tragic suicide of one of my old friends. We drifted apart after years of skating and shennanigans together, when I recently heard about him taking his own life. This piece is very dear to me, yet does not impact my community directly. If this piece was auctioned off as a fundraiser for his family, then would have significant value towards communal improvement. 

At times it is quite difficult to endure personal hardships, and we must keep our heads high and remain positive. However, we must also always know that someone out there hasn't been given the same opportunities as we fortunately have. This scholarship is aimed to assist those willing to donate time in their lives to assist others. 

I hope this defines the lines between personal art and artwork aimed to assist the community, as it is often a line not defined. Both and any type of work is open to consideration, but powerful work impacts our communities for the better.

Thanks again for your applications,

Trevor Coopersmith