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2018 Entries Open August 1st

Posted by on April 26, 2018 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (9)


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 chil...

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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 thi...

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Recent Entries

Posted by on November 13, 2016 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!

I am excited to see all the new applications! Artists have applied everywhere from Maine to Texas to Arizona, which is exciting to see personally how far the scholarship is reaching nationwide (and even one applicant overseas) and how many artists and variety of media are practiced throughout.

I just wanted to stress the format of the application. It is a rather simple essay, portfolio, contract application. Please follow all guidelines accordingly. Those without ...

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Gallery Exhibition Update

Posted by on October 18, 2016 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (106)

As I continue to receive and review new incoming applications, I have to say that I am more and more impressed with each submission!

I also wanted to update everyone on my gallery exhibition which was a complete success at UCSB. The gallery consisted of two rooms, one of which was dedicated to the Urban Art Scholarship. Thank you to the few applicants who allowed me to use their work in the gallery, they will all be eligable to record on their resume that they exhibited at

"The B...

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Exhibition Opportunity

Posted by on September 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (23)



Thanks again for your application for the Trevor Coopersmith Urban Art Scholarship. Applications are still under review and the winner will be announced January 31st 2017. In the mean time, I received an incredible opportunity to exhibit my work at the Glass Box Gallery at the University of California, Santa Barbara from October 10-16 of this year. The curator for the show acknowledged my scholarship foundation and is encouraging me to reach out to applicants in hopes o...

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Starting to receive some entries!

Posted by on September 9, 2016 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (7)

As of now, two entries have been received. One entry from a photography student and another from a fashion merchandising major! Remember to include a portfolio if possible, it really improves application aesthetics and chances of award granted.

Thanks and looking forward to new entries, below is a piece to hopefully get some people brainstorming! This piece I created is painted on recycled mirror, and utilizes trash acquired on the beach as sand. The trash was also used to create textu...

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Application Requirements

Posted by on September 1, 2016 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (17)

Hello Students!

Below is the information regarding the application prompt and portfolio requirements. Please follow all guidelines and review carefully!


Applications must include a 300-500 word essay discussing several topics.

a. Introduce yourself, discuss aspirations, community involvement

b. Describ...

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