The National Cartoonist Society Foundation has awarded scholarship money to two Minneapolis College of Art and Design students, Christina Beard and Evan Palmer. Christina is specializing in character and game design and Evan is studying to be a traditional comic book artist. Both students are seniors.
Tom Richmond, who attended the college’s Annual Partners in Scholarship Luncheon where he met the two, writes:
These young adults are very talented and were truly grateful for the scholarship awards the NCSF provided. In some cases it allowed a continuation of their education that otherwise would not have been financially possible. It was great to see the direct results of the scholarship money first hand, and I had a pleasant lunch chatting with Evan and Christina about last year of school and their future plans.
The NCSFâ??s scholarship program has changed a little (itâ??s no longer tied to a single school) but is fulfilling the same function this year and in future years with the Jay Kennedy Scholarship as well as some other awards that are available. The NCSF needs both applicants and, more importantly, continued donations to help more students like Evan and Christina fulfill their dreams of completing college and embarking on a career in cartooning. Visit the NCSF scholarship page for the address to send donations, and look for that to be updated soon with info on next yearâ??s application requirements and deadline.