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The Foundation, along with its donors and sponsors, are working to build the future workforce of the graphic communications industry.

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private industry-directed organization that offers technical school, undergraduate, and graduate fellowship assistance to men and women interested in a career in the graphic communications field.

PGSF has two main missions. First, to attract young people to the industry and inform them (and their parents, school advisors, etc.) of the wide variety of career opportunities available. Second, if they are pursuing post-secondary education in order to enter the field or are currently working and looking to continue their education part-time, we provide financial assistance to them.

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BUILDING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE OF THE GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

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Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. Financial assistance is also available for current employees in the industry who are taking part time classes to advance their career.

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Change the life of someone going to school by providing them the extra support they need to achieve their goals.

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Whether you are aware of it or not, graphic communications is all around you. It is an industry that has establishments in every state and nearly every city or town. And it offers a wide range of positions from production to administrative.

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PGSF Grant Benefits Pittsburgh State Students in 2022

 Rion Huffman, Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department requested funding to help send his students to ADOBE […]

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PGSF grant supports Women’s Press Collective to train activists in print and publishing

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Women’s Press Collective in Brooklyn, New York. WPC is an all-volunteer association whose […]

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We are On Air!

          Jeff White, Director of Development at PGSF, and Joe Lyman, CEO of GLGA, join Deborah Corn to discuss aiding long-term student success, exciting new school […]

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PGSF grant supports Women’s Press Collective to train activists in print and publishing

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Women’s Press Collective in Brooklyn, New York. WPC is an all-volunteer association whose […]

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“Stand Up and Be Recognized”

In my last blog, I confessed about my sadness in failing to recognize my older sister throughout my life. Born four years before me, she […]

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Scholarships for People of Color: Resources and Requirements

A while ago we shared this article with important information and an infographic about how to win a College Scholarship. Now, more than ever, finding College Scholarships […]

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Coming up for Air

Tempus Fugit. Here we are at the end of 2022. Seems like yesterday that we were learning about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the […]

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“Stand Up and Be Recognized”

In my last blog, I confessed about my sadness in failing to recognize my older sister throughout my life. Born four years before me, she […]

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“Happy Father’s Day, Becky!”

I remember in 1974 when my brother was born, how excited my father was at the time. It was important to him that the Macro […]

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PGSF Announces Newly Endowed Scholarship for Bernie Eckert

November 18, 2022 (Pittsburgh, PA)  The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bernie Eckert Endowed Scholarship. The […]

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Bernie Eckert Endowment – Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Bernadine (Bernie) Eckert, long-time Administrative Director of the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) will be retiring at the end of 2022. Bernie already has […]

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What our recent PGSF recipients are saying

2022 PGSF Scholarship Recipient Testimonials Debbie Bohan, “I would like to issue a great thanks to you and all of the PGSF General team for […]

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PGSF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023–2024 Academic Year

The annual program is open to full- or part-time students pursuing secondary education in the graphics communications industry. APPLY TODAY at PGSF.ORG The Print and […]

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PGSF Announces Newly Endowed Scholarship for Bernie Eckert

November 18, 2022 (Pittsburgh, PA)  The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bernie Eckert Endowed Scholarship. The […]

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PGSF Announces the 2022 – 2023 Scholarship Recipients

162 Stellar Students Attending 83 Schools Across the US to Benefit View the 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients by State / School Pittsburgh, PA – September 05, […]

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Building Technical Writing Advantages in Graphic Communications

Participate in the Short Clemson University Graphic Communications Department Survey Are you an academic or industry professional in the field of Graphics, Visual, and/or Print […]

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A Lifelong Career in the Graphic Arts Industry

The following are the thoughts and a walk down a career pathway in the print industry from our own Jeff White, PGSF Development Director. This […]

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PGSF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023–2024 Academic Year

The annual program is open to full- or part-time students pursuing secondary education in the graphics communications industry. APPLY TODAY at PGSF.ORG The Print and […]

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PGSF Announces Newly Endowed Scholarship for Bernie Eckert

November 18, 2022 (Pittsburgh, PA)  The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bernie Eckert Endowed Scholarship. The […]

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Scholarships for People of Color: Resources and Requirements

A while ago we shared this article with important information and an infographic about how to win a College Scholarship. Now, more than ever, finding College Scholarships […]

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PGSF Announces Winners for its 2021–2022 Poster and T-Shirt Design Contest

Each contest winner receives $500 and national recognition in the graphic communications industry Pittsburgh, PA — August 22, 2022 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship […]

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I’m Not Anyone – A Story of Reinvention and Acceptance

Roger Gimbel, who served on the PGSF board for many years and has an endowed scholarship with PGSF, has just published I’m Not Anyone – A […]

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Endowment History – The Suttle-Straus/John Berthelsen Scholarship

The Suttle-Straus/John Berthelsen Scholarship Established 2003   LeRoy T. Carlson, Sr. was the owner of Suttle Press in the ’50s. He sold the company in the […]

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Endowment History – Alcom Printing

From LeHigh Litho to Alcom Printing Alcom Printing is a leading provider of integrated solutions for print, direct mail, marketing, and business development.  They offer […]

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Building Technical Writing Advantages in Graphic Communications

Participate in the Short Clemson University Graphic Communications Department Survey Are you an academic or industry professional in the field of Graphics, Visual, and/or Print […]

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A Lifelong Career in the Graphic Arts Industry

The following are the thoughts and a walk down a career pathway in the print industry from our own Jeff White, PGSF Development Director. This […]

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We are On Air!

          Jeff White, Director of Development at PGSF, and Joe Lyman, CEO of GLGA, join Deborah Corn to discuss aiding long-term student success, exciting new school […]

Read More >

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PGSF Grant Benefits Pittsburgh State Students in 2022

 Rion Huffman, Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department requested funding to help send his students to ADOBE […]

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John Berthelsen Honored with Annual Recognition Award for Service to Furtherance of Education for the Graphic Arts

The Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is recently announced the inauguration of an award honoring the unending service of John Berthelsen to the Education […]

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PGSF grant supports Women’s Press Collective to train activists in print and publishing

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Women’s Press Collective in Brooklyn, New York. WPC is an all-volunteer association whose […]

Read More >

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A Lifelong Career in the Graphic Arts Industry

The following are the thoughts and a walk down a career pathway in the print industry from our own Jeff White, PGSF Development Director. This […]

Read More >

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What our recent PGSF recipients are saying

2022 PGSF Scholarship Recipient Testimonials Debbie Bohan, “I would like to issue a great thanks to you and all of the PGSF General team for […]

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Maj Jenkins Testimonial

Dear Ms. Bernie Eckert, I wanted to thank you and share with you the celebratory news that I graduated from the University of San Francisco […]

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Building Technical Writing Advantages in Graphic Communications

Participate in the Short Clemson University Graphic Communications Department Survey Are you an academic or industry professional in the field of Graphics, Visual, and/or Print […]

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PGSF Announces the 2022 – 2023 Scholarship Recipients

162 Stellar Students Attending 83 Schools Across the US to Benefit View the 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients by State / School Pittsburgh, PA – September 05, […]

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PGSF Visits the Mariano Rivera Foundation

On Feb 15, PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White, had the distinct pleasure of meeting with the students, staff, and mentors at Mariano Rivera’s school […]

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A Lifelong Career in the Graphic Arts Industry

The following are the thoughts and a walk down a career pathway in the print industry from our own Jeff White, PGSF Development Director. This […]

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Coming up for Air

Tempus Fugit. Here we are at the end of 2022. Seems like yesterday that we were learning about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the […]

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PGSF Honors John Berthelsen with Annual Recognition Award

PGSF Honors John Berthelsen with Annual Recognition Award for Service to Furtherance of Education for the Graphic Arts Pittsburgh, PA — October 21, 2022 — The […]

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Testimonials

“I think of this past semester as a foundation for my graphic design skills, which is hugely important. I plan to study abroad in London next spring, and have internships lined up for this summer, all thanks to the skills I've learned this year and the help from PGSF!”

– Julia Banks, Harold Gegenheimer and Madeline McClure Gegenheimer Scholarship

“I want to thank everyone for their work in helping students like me be able to pursue and achieve our educational goals. It means a lot to me, my family, and the students I've been able to work with throughout my career. I will continue to promote these scholarship programs as I know it makes a big difference to so many students. Thank you for any part you play, and everything you do!!”

– Kalani Ferguson, Illinois Education Fund Fellowship recipient

“Without having to worry as much about finances towards my education and the quality of my supplies, I can focus more on my actual learning and spend more time improving my skills.”

– Abigail Rodriguez-Colón, Georgia Southern University

"I am honored to have received a PGSF scholarship because it shows that my education is valuable to more than just me and that I am supported in my career goals."

– Hannah Peterson, University of Wisconsin Stout

"To be recognized by PGSF is very validating to me as a collegiate designer. Receiving this award has helped greatly in easing the financial burden of obtaining a higher education. But above all, it encourages me to keep pursuing a career as a graphic designer. I feel very honored to have been selected for a PGSF scholarship."

– Chandler Bess, Oklahoma State University - School of Technology

"The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family. Its financial support has allowed me to live out my dream of playing college basketball without having to worry about working to afford college. Going into my senior year, I’m still just as thankful to be a PGSF Scholar as when I was first selected. "

– Marcus Richardson, UNC Chapel Hill

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