Center for Cartoon Studies Scholarship

Librarians: Alert your budding cartoonists!

For the third year in a row, the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction has donated a full scholarship to the Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend their one week workshop, “Make Comics,” in the summer. This full scholarship, worth $850, includes the workshop, supplies, light breakfast, full lunch and evening student activities. Lodging is not included, but there is a very inexpensive hostel option at the nearby Hotel Coolidge. Any Vermont student age 16 – 19 (must be 16 years old by June 1, 2011) is eligible. The workshop will take place in White River Junction, VT July 18-22, 2011.

Vermonters interested in the scholarship should apply through the local school or public library. The only entry requirements are: (1) that the student is at least 16 years old, and (2) the applicant has the ability to attend the entire workshop in July. The contest will be conducted through the library (school or public) and librarians will be responsible for sending in the entry forms to the Department of Libraries by May 27, 2011. DOL will hold a drawing and will let the winning student’s librarian know the results.

Last year Michael Edney from Burlington High School won the scholarship and attended the workshop. An enthusiastic and talented cartoonist, he is quoted on CCS’s website: “Create Comics is fantastic! I highly recommend it for anyone aspiring to become a cartoonist.”

For more information about this workshop visit: http://www.cartoonstudies.org/index.php/programs/summer-workshops/

Please see: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/ccs for a form to enter.

Grace Greene
Vermont Department of Libraires
109 State St.
Montpelier, Vt 05609
(802) 828-6954
grace.greene@state.vt.us

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