Scholarship Program

Scholarship tickets are awarded and distributed by the YOUtopia Leads Team. The deadline to submit a scholarship application was September 15th, and the application is no longer available for submissions.

The Scholarship ticket program is subsidized by the higher tiers to create an additional opportunity for participation.


If you received a “low income” ticket last year, or any year for that matter, you MAY apply again. Yes, that means you can apply again!

Scholarships are based on your submission piece and the quality of your application. This does not mean that you have to be master sculptor or painter - but you do have to put some heart and soul into your submission.)


Scholarship tickets at $45 are available and will be distributed by the Ticketing & Will Call team on a first-come, first qualify basis.

Deadline is September 15th at midnight - but we will be reviewing applications periodically through the summer, and awarding tickets until they are gone.


Who can apply for a Scholarship ticket?

Anyone can apply for a scholarship ticket. Even if you were awarded a ticket in previous years, you may apply again.

Tickets are awarded on a first come, first-qualified basis.

What do I need to submit for my Scholarship Application?

Submission Piece - We are open to just about any presentation format for your submission piece. However, please try to create something that can be read or watched in about 5 minutes or less. Your submission piece can be anything that shows us your passion and desire to participate in YOUtopia!!!

For example:

  • A piece of art (any art really - you can take a picture of it)
  • A video of a performance, a speech, a piece of art
  • A slideshow on PowerPoint
  • An essay, poem, or writings.

If your submission piece is a physical piece of art, please contact to arrange for drop off to the Ticketing team. We can take reasonable sized pieces of art and other materials at CoLab.

If your submission piece is in digital format, please put it on Google Drive, Dropbox, or a similar hosting service and submit the link to

Who will be awarded Scholarship Tickets?

Scholarship Tickets are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis and evaluated by a committee comprised of YOUtopia production lead members and Directors from the Board of the San Diego Collaborative Art Project (“SDCAP”), which sponsors YOUtopia. We are looking for how you wish to participate, what you will contribute, and how you will do so. Show us your heart and passion for whatever it is that you do!

Email questions to

How much is a Scholarship Ticket?

Scholarship tickets are $45 each.

How do I apply for a Scholarship Ticket?

Fill out the application and include your submission piece - earlier the better!

When are Scholarship Tickets awarded?

The Scholarship Ticket program is now open.

The deadline for applications is September 15th at 11:59 p.m., BUT we will be reviewing periodically throughout the summer and tickets are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Get your applications in as early as possible!

All award recipients will receive a confidential e-mail with instructions to purchase their $45 ticket via a unique link.

What is required if you receive a Scholarship Ticket?

Bring your art to YOUtopia!

At the conclusion of YOUtopia, your final requirement for the Scholarship Ticket is to send an email to about your experience, what you learned, and how you participated. You can send a video or use any other reasonable medium.

What if I am volunteering and told to apply for a Scholarship ticket - do I have to submit anything or fill out the application?

YES - all Scholarship tickets must go through the application process. Please indicate in your application that you will be volunteering along with the Department or Theme/Art Project you will be working with. You will still need to apply and qualify for a Scholarship ticket.

Everyone pays for a ticket, including our event producers - there are no free tickets.

I have more questions.

Who do I ask? Contact the Ticketing team.

Ready to apply?

The deadline for submitting a scholarship application has passed and the application is no longer available for submissions.