KCU Scholarship

Announcing the KCU Scholarship

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

That’s why we are excited to announce the Kids Comics Unite SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!

Those who are awarded a scholarship will receive full paid tuition to Kids Comics Intensive, our 20-week course teaching both the craft and business of comics, as well as one year of Kids Comics Studio membership, which provides access to lessons, workshops, interviews, and live Q&A sessions with many of the kidlit comics industry leaders!

What is Kids Comics Intensive?

Kids Comics Intensive is a 20-week course that gives you a deep dive on comics storytelling and craft, as well as the nuts and bolts of publishing, selling, and marketing your work. It begins in early March 2022 and includes curated small critique groups as well as teacher-critiques and feedback.

The Course Syllabus for the Intensive includes:

  • Script Writing for Comics
  • Visual Narrative in Comics
  • Developing Your Comics Voice
  • Understanding the Industry
  • Marketing & Branding Your Work
  • Generating Income Streams

Every 1-2 hour lesson covers a different aspect of the industry. The course will walk you all the way from generating ideas for your kids comics, to making them, marketing them, and making money from them.

Classes are both live and recorded, so if you miss one, you can still watch it later! But if you attend live, you get live feedback.

This is an offer worth nearly $2500!

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.

There will be two scholarship winners. Course instructors Janna Morishima and Rivkah LaFille will pick one application each to award this scholarship.

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, and if you win the KCU Scholarship, you’ll get what you need at no cost — other than your time, creativity, and enthusiasm!

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST, Feb. 18th, 2022

For more information about the Intensive, go here to sign up for our free Masterclass being offered February 24th at 12:30 pm EST where we will tell you all 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 announcement live!

Winners will be announced at the end of the Masterclass on February 24th.

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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