Niche College Scholarship

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship in Cartooning

This scholarship may not currently be accepting applications. Sign up to view personalized scholarship matches.

Scholarship Description

Unlock your potential as a college cartoonist with the annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, a tribute to the late King Features editor.

Scholarship Details

  • Funded by the Hearst Foundation / King Features Syndicate, with generous contributions from renowned cartoonists like Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, and Patrick McDonnell.
  • Recognizes and rewards the best college cartoonist with a prestigious award.
  • The recipient is celebrated at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention, attended by leading cartoonists from around the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to students at 4-year colleges in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who will be Junior or Senior students during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Art majors are not required; all majors are eligible for this scholarship.

Application Process

  1. Complete the entry form.
  2. Submit 8 samples of your original cartooning artwork (copies only), specifying any prior publications, whether in print or online.
  3. Ensure not to send original artwork; copies are accepted.
  4. Your scholarship application will be evaluated by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF), with the number of scholarships and their amounts determined at the NCSF's discretion. Scholarship Search