Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.


Hunter students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the Society of Illustrators’ Museum of Illustration and discounts on gift shop purchases.


The Society of Illustrators/Museum of Illustration offers course credit for an internship in the collections department. The student will learn how a professional museum works with its collections, and gain a unique glimpse into the inner workings of SI/MI.

This position is ideal for someone interested in learning more about managing collections in a museum setting, and/or someone interested in pursuing illustration as a professional career.

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Student Scholarship

The Society holds a Student Scholarship Competition every year. Over 300 works are chose from more than 8,700 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide.

From the Society’s endowment, generous contributions from private and corporate donors, and proceeds from an annual auction of member-donated artworks, scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students whose work is deemed the best of the best.

The Zankel Scholarship

The Society of Illustrators presents the Zankel Scholar named in memory of Arthur Zankel to seek the best of the junior class and to financially support his or her senior year of college. The Society of Illustrators is pleased to invite Department Chairs/Administrators for Undergraduate Programs to nominate 3-5 JUNIOR level students to be considered for this scholarship

Will Eisner Scholarship

On behalf of the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, the Society is honored to seek in his name the best of the JUNIOR class and to financially assist with supporting his/her SENIOR year. The winner of this award will receive $5,000 towards his/her senior year tuition.