Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship in Cartooning

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 students at a four-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the year the scholarship is awarded. 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 8 samples of their own cartooning artwork (copies only); noting if and where the work has been published, either in print or on the web. Do not send original artwork.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes