The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship was founded to remember the last King Features editor. Coloumbia born RISD student Juana Medina is the first winner, E&P reports:
A sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has won the first annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship from the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF).
Juana Medina edged out almost 200 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award convention in New Orleans. She’ll receive her award at the Reuben banquet on May 24.