Here are links to some funding sources of interest:
The National Cartoonist's Society offers the Jay Kennedy Comics Scholarship for artists pursuing comics in their junior or senior year of college (next year). The deadline is February 6.
For the rest of you, especialy those of you graduating this year, apply apply apply for a Xeric grant. This grant provides funding to self-publish and distribute a comic, and has gotten many great comics artists off the ground running, including Jessica Abel, James Sturm, Scott Mills, Ellen Forney, David Choe, and so many more. There are two deadlines per year, one in March, and one in September.