NCSF Scholarship Reminder

January 23rd, 2009 | Posted in News

Artwork by Michael Ramirez, Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist

One last reminder about the February 6th deadline for the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has a new website with news and information about both the scholarships and other NCSF programs.

This from the NCF:

The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.

Applicants must be college students in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or Senior year of college during the 2009-2010 academic year. Applicants DO NOT have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.

Along with a completed entry form, applicants  are required to send 5 samples of their own cartooning artwork; noting if and where the work has been published (either print or web). Please send copies. DO NOT send original artwork.


The applications will be judged by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) and the number of scholarships given out and their amounts will be at the discretion of the NCSF.

That deadline is fast approaching, so if you are eligible for consideration get your work together and send it in. If I remember right last year we had only about 40 entries, and we’d certainly like to see more this year.


  1. I just wanted to say that i’m currently getting my work together and preparing everything i need to apply for this scholarship. Thanks for the info on this, if it weren’t for your blog i wouldnt have ever learned about this! great blog also, its truly inspirational to a student like myself!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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