For the fourth 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, "Create Comics," this summer. This full scholarship, worth $900, includes the workshop, supplies, morning and afternoon snacks, 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 or older (must be 16 years old by June 1, 2012) is eligible. The workshop will take place in White River Junction, VT July 16-20, 2012.
Vermont teens interested in the scholarship should apply through their 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 18, 2012. DOL will hold a drawing and will let the winning student's librarian know the results.
Last year Tyler Murphy from North Country High School in Newport won the scholarship and attended the workshop. About the experience he said, "This workshop was amazing. I had a great time and learned many things that have made me want to advance my future in comics. I have also met many people that have become friends that I hope to keep in contact with. Thank you so much CCS for the chance to broaden my horizon."
Entry forms are available for download at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/ccs
For more information about the workshop and the Center for Cartoon Studies, please visit: www.cartoonstudies.org
Grace Worcester Greene
Youth Services Consultant
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609