For the second year in a row, I had the honour of creating the poster for the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
Awarded by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the scholarship gives $5000 to a promising student cartoonist every year. The scholarship is open to any student in the US, Canada and Mexico, and you do not need to be an art student.
More information is available at the NCSF website, and I encourage all students with cartooning in their blood to apply.
You can see the poster I did for last year’s scholarship.
EDIT: Here’s a high-res printable PDF of this year’s poster if you want to print it out for your school or comic shop.
I took cards back to the after school program with me from New York Comic Con advertising this scholarship. My students were too young for it, but they were amazed that something they loved to do in their spare time (that some of them were made fun of for on occasion) could earn them scholarship money.
Show this to your students. You never know who might secretly be making comics about your class in the backs of their notebooks during study period. And even if they’re not in the right age group to earn a scholarship, it will give a whole new validation (and maybe help their motivation) to a worthwhile hobby.