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Art Scholarships

Each year UTPB Visual Arts awards over $7000 dollars in scholarships to it's majors. These awards are tied into our two very popular student shows; the awards ceremony coincides with the opening reception. Students entering wishing to compete for these awards must submit a portfolio of ten works completed in the last year in UTPB art classes. These portfolios are then judged and ranked by an external reviewer, and then by the art faculty where necessary depending on the scholarship. Parties interested in establishing new scholarships or contributing to existing ones please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 432-552-2802.

The following is a list of available scholarships:

UTPB Alumni Association Art Scholarship
No specific criteria

UTPB Grasshopper Award for Most Improved Freshman
Awarded for most improved work

Odessa Art Association Art Scholarship
No specific criteria

Albie Woodward Memorial Art Scholarship
Awarded to transfer students

Lavelle Thomas Memorial Art Scholarship
Awarded to freshman or sophomore student

Duchamp/Selavay Prize
based on quality of work, work ethic, commitment
And knowledge of art history

Nelda Lee, Inc. Art Scholarship
No specific criteria

Ann Pinnell (Penny) Thompson and Martin H. Thompson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full-time student, 2.5 gpa


Pam Price Endowed Art Scholarship
After thirty-five years of service to UTPB students and the Permian Basin, Professor Pam Price, longtime Chair of the Art Department, will be stepping aside in August 2009. Friends, former students and colleagues are seeking to endow a scholarship in honor of her many distinctive contributions to the campus.

Awarded to a full-time student, BFA major 2D, 3.0 gpa,based on merit

Contributions may be made online Or mailed to:
The Pam Price Endowed Art Scholarship
c/o Institutional Advancement Office
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

For more information please call, Director of Institutional Advancement at (432) 552-2802