KCU Scholarship

Intensive Scholarship 2023

Sometimes it can be a struggle to improve your craft. The time, the resources, the uncertainties… the expense!

That’s why we are excited to once again be able to offer the Kids Comics Unite SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM for 2023!

Those who are awarded a scholarship will receive either full tuition or partial tuition to Kids Comics Intensive, our 13-week course teaching both the craft and business of comics!

What is Kids Comics Intensive?

Kids Comics Intensive is a 13-week course that gives you a deep dive into comics writing and visual storytelling as well as explaining the nuts and bolts of publishing, selling, and marketing your work. It runs from the start of February to the end of April and includes curated small critique groups as well as in-class teacher-critiques and feedback.

The Course Includes:

  • Live weekly critiques and Q&A follow up sessions
  • Camaraderie and new friendships with fellow kids graphic novelists
  • Curated small peer groups 
  • Targeted, practical weekly lessons
  • Weekly challenges to help you practice skills right away
  • Dedicated online community 
  • Craft and career building Final Project (Full Intensive Students Only!)
  • Structured format that guarantees concrete progress if you put in the work

Classes are about 2 hours long each and are given both live (on Zoom) and recorded, so if you miss one, you can still watch it later!

If this scholarship will help you on your journey as a graphic novelist, apply today!

What You Need to Know About the KCU Scholarship

This is both a merit-based AND financial-based scholarship.

Criteria to be considered for our scholarship will be:

1) MUST be a member of Kids Comics Unite. Sign up here, it’s free!

2) 18 years or older.

3) Fill out an application outlining:

  • Seriousness of Purpose: An essay, video, or comic telling us what this scholarship means to you.
  • Merit: Writing and/or art samples that showcase your talent.
  • Financial Need: A brief statement about how this scholarship would help you financially.

You can apply for a full scholarship or a partial (half tuition) scholarship. There will be two full scholarship winners and three partial-scholarship winners. You can apply for the full-tuition scholarship or the half-tuition scholarship, but you cannot apply for both.

We know how it feels to have the drive and the dream but lack the tools to pursue your dreams. Kids Comics Intensive gives you the tools you need–all we ask for is your time, creativity, and enthusiasm!

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST, Jan. 23rd, 2023

For more information about the Intensive, go here to sign up for our free Masterclass being offered January 28th at 12:30 pm EST where we will answer questions about the Intensive and launch the official sign-up for the course!

Join KCU for free to sign up for our Masterclass now to hear the winners announcement live!

Winners will be announced at the end of the Masterclass on January 28th.

While all submissions are private, if you wish to share you own video essay or comic, please feel free to share it online and hashtag us at #kcuscholarship!! We also have this awesome badge for you to show you submitted!

If you are not applying, but you know somebody you think would benefit from this scholarship, please feel free to use this badge on your social media to let them know!


—The KCU Crew

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