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Charlotte Mao wins Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has announced that Charlotte Mao is the recipient of this years Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship award.
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 to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award weekend in Pittsburgh 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, Charlotte is working on writing and illustrating her own children’s book. She has done freelance work for Harper Collins Children’s Books and will be interning at American Greetings this summer.