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 trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award weekend in Las Vegas in May. The scholarship applicants submitted eight examples of their work along with an entry form that included short essays on their current and future plans in cartooning. Entries were judged by a jury of professional cartoonists who are members of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.
In addition to her studies, Sarah writes and illustrates comics, and experiments with painting. She occasionally does freelancing, caricatures and sells work at conventions. She recently completed an illustrated book based on a short story by H. P. Lovecraft.
The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is an annual award established in memory of Jay Kennedy, the late King Features comics editor, from an initial grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from other prominent cartoonists. It is administered by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a college student in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be in their Junior or Senior year of college during the following academic year, and is selected by a panel of professional cartoonists.