Diamond Comic Scholarship

Want to learn how to make comics for free? Apply for the Diamond in the Rough Scholarship:

Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. is proud to partner with The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) to award an aspiring cartoonist a full one-year tuition scholarship at The Center for Cartoon Studies beginning in fall 2007.

Center for Cartoon Studies

That’s a $14,500 value. Applications are due February 1, 2007, with the winner announced March 1 at the CCS website. The CCS is located in Vermont and directed by James Sturm.

I love that, aside from the typical application and essay, the applicant also has to “Produce a minimum two page comic story starring yourself, a snowman, a robot, and a piece of fruit.” It’s unsurprising but, in my opinion, missing the point to require that every applicant provide their comic retailer’s Diamond account number, though.

4 Responses to “Diamond Comic Scholarship”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Sounds delightful! Hoorah! Finally, a scholarship for aspiring comickers like me! Wait, no. I don’t have a comic retailer. (Not since they closed two years ago.) Hm…

  2. Johanna Says:

    I would hope you could find someone to help you out with that piece of information. I was worried that good people would be left out because of that.

  3. Rachel Says:

    They probably will be.

  4. Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] Remember my mentioning a cartooning scholarship sponsored by Diamond at the end of July? The one that required an applicant provide a Diamond account number from their local comic store? […]




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