Deadline Approaches for Jay Kennedy Scholarship for College Cartoonists

By: E&P Staff

The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, an award given to the top college cartoonist and bestowed in memory of the late King Features editor, is still accepting applications. The deadline for entries is Feb. 6.

Applicants must be college students in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their junior or senior year during the 2009-2010 academic year. Applicants need not be art majors to be eligible.

Along with a completed entry form, applicants are required to submit five samples of their own cartooning artwork, noting if and where the work has been published (either in print or on the Web). Applicants are instructed to send copies — not originals.

The submissions are judged by a panel of top cartoonists from the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF). The winner is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention.

To apply, go here.

The Jay Kennedy Scholarship was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and supplemented by additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists.

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