Jackie Hahn, Point Reyes, Parsons The New School of Design

Ryan Harbin, Waiting

Grand Valley State University

Allison Brady,Legs

Fashion Institute of Technology

An Evening with Matt Mahurin
Interview With An Animator: Chris Wedge and Peter de Seve
2011 Student Scholarship Animation Winners
2011 Student Scholarship Competition Exhibit

May 04, 2011 - May 27, 2011


Illustration by Corinne Reid, Wounded Knee, Montserrat College of Art


The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators presents the 2011 Student Scholarship Competition featuring the works of over two hundred of today’s top college level illustration students.

A jury of professional peers including illustrators and art directors have chosen the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. After reviewing 7,002 submissions, only 205 were selected for this year’s Exhibition.

The Society as well as various other generous private and corporate donors grant over $50,000 in scholarships to the best students featured in the competition. Beginning May 4 through May 28, 2011, the Museum of American Illustration will display the student’s original artwork as well as a full color catalog. Awards and certificates will be given to the students during the Opening Reception on May 6, 2011.

Also awarded during the Opening Reception are this year’s Distinguished Educators in the Arts. Gil Ashby of the College of Creative Studies will be honored with the Contemporary Distinguished Educator. John Lagatta of the Art Center School will be awarded posthumously. This prestigious award is presented to an educator who has made a strong impact on illustration as both a teacher and an artist.


To view the gallery of winners click here.


The Society will be offering programs in conjunction with the Student Scholarship Exhibit to help educate young illustrators as they look to the future for career opportunities.  On Thursday, May 5th, Matt Mahurin will discuss his career as an illustrator, photographer and filmmaker.  On Thursday, May 12th, Joe Strike will continue his program Interview with an Animatorwith Chris Wedge, Head of Blue Sky Studio, and artist/illustrator/character designer Peter de Seve.  To learn more about these events or to rsvp please click the link. 


A special thank you to The Illustration Master Class and The Art Department for the generous donation of their scholarship programs.  To learn more about these programs click the links below.






Master Class