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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Derek Desierto.

 Derek is an Animation major at the Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. He was chosen from over 60 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National […]

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2014 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Renee Faundo. Renee is a Character Animation major at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She was chosen from over 60 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a […]

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2013 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Charlotte Mao. Charlotte is an illustration major at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota FL. She was chosen from over 65 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip […]

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2012 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Sarah Miller. Sarah is a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she studies illustration. She was chosen from over 100 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a […]

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2011 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. Diana Huh is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she studies history. Huh was chosen from over 100 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to […]

Mengxin Li is a Film and Animation major at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Born in China, she grew-up in Japan, drawing cartoons from a young age. She received the third place prize at the Beijing International Student Animation Festival and her comic “Wind Chevalier” has been featured in the Japanese manga publication, Shoujo Jump.

The Jay Kennedy Scholarship

December 15, 2009

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 […]

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2009 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. Chris Houghton (pictured), 20, is a junior at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where he studies illustration. Houghton was chosen from among 120 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and […]

Last year’s Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship was awarded to RISD student Juana Medina. As the winner, she was invited to attend the National Cartoonists Society Reubens weekend, which was held in New Orleans last year. I asked Juana if she could describe her own experience at last year’s Reubens. She graciously consented, even though she […]