Every year the National Cartoonists Society bestows the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship to one talented college student pursuing a career in cartooning. This might mean comic books, animation, graphic novels, editorial… any cartooning discipline is welcome. The scholarship award is a cool five grand and a free trip to the NCS Reuben Awards where the recipient gets lauded by a whole hotel full of professional cartoonists! Great, right?! Well, you can’t win the scholarship if you don’t submit your work, and the deadline is December 15th!!! Copied below is the official press release, and a link to get the info on submitting.
PRESS RELEASE – JAY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Do you need $5000 for college? Are you a college student doing cartooning? Then you could apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. But hurry the deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information, please go to http://cartoonistfoundation.reuben.org/jay-kennedy/
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. A panel of top cartoonists adjudicates submissions 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.
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