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 look 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

Students

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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Donor

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

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Careers

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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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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PGSF to Dispense $527k in Scholarships for 2021–2022 Academic Year

The Total Marks the Highest Amount Awarded in 20 Years Pittsburgh, PA — August 10, 2021 — The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation announces that […]

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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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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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PGSF to Dispense $527k in Scholarships for 2021–2022 Academic Year

The Total Marks the Highest Amount Awarded in 20 Years Pittsburgh, PA — August 10, 2021 — The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation announces that […]

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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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PGSF to Dispense $527k in Scholarships for 2021–2022 Academic Year

The Total Marks the Highest Amount Awarded in 20 Years Pittsburgh, PA — August 10, 2021 — The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation announces that […]

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2021 Poster and T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

Competition submissions triple in 2021; Winners share stories of student life during pandemic The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is proud to announce the […]

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In Memory of Eric Simon, Arkay Packaging

JANUARY 6, 1975 – JUNE 16, 2021 It is with great sadness that Arkay notes the passing of its Director of Manufacturing, Eric Simon, who […]

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What Would Wynkyn de Worde Whisper (WWWdWW) ?

Over the years I have become quite enamored with Wynkyn de Worde. In fact, I am currently engaged in research for a book project that […]

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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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Thinking In “The Box”

Many of us are finally emerging from our gopher holes.  Our eyes in to slowly dilate from the past year-and-half of binge-watching Netflix, Prime, Hulu, […]

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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 […]

Read More >

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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 […]

Read More >

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Thinking In “The Box”

Many of us are finally emerging from our gopher holes.  Our eyes in to slowly dilate from the past year-and-half of binge-watching Netflix, Prime, Hulu, […]

Read More >

Read More

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Thinking In “The Box”

Many of us are finally emerging from our gopher holes.  Our eyes in to slowly dilate from the past year-and-half of binge-watching Netflix, Prime, Hulu, […]

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A Day in the Life of an Educator in Graphic Communications

By Ken Macro, PhD California Polytechnic State University, Graphic Communications “What the hell was I thinking?” I was in the third month of my new […]

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Deadline Extended: PGSF Scholarship Application Period Ends May 8

Pittsburgh, PA — April 28, 2021 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is extending its scholarship application period to May 8, 2021.  PGSF […]

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PGSF: Helping Attract and Support New Talent for the Graphics Arts Industry

In this March 2021 interview, Jules Van Sant, current Chair of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, shares an update about PGSF and its current […]

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PRINT Career Day Speaker Video

Find Your Future in the Graphic Communications Industry If you are a high school student looking for an awesome, creative career path you need to […]

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PGSF Suttle-Straus Scholarship Winner Interview

Below is an interview with recent PGSF Suttle-Straus Scholarship winner Paola Marin Guillen in which she discusses how the scholarship has benefited her.

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Testimonials

Past scholarship recipient Nick Gawreluk talks about the positive impact PGSF has had on his education and career. Below is an interview with recent PGSF […]

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PGSF to Dispense $527k in Scholarships for 2021–2022 Academic Year

The Total Marks the Highest Amount Awarded in 20 Years Pittsburgh, PA — August 10, 2021 — The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation announces that […]

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Thinking In “The Box”

Many of us are finally emerging from our gopher holes.  Our eyes in to slowly dilate from the past year-and-half of binge-watching Netflix, Prime, Hulu, […]

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Printers: Can You Help Graphic Arts Educators (and Help Yourself Too)?

Contributed by PGSF Board Member, Roger Gimbel, Gimbel & Associates. Getting young people interested in graphic arts careers isn’t the job of educators – the […]

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What Would Wynkyn de Worde Whisper (WWWdWW) ?

Over the years I have become quite enamored with Wynkyn de Worde. In fact, I am currently engaged in research for a book project that […]

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2021-2022 PGSF Scholarship Recipients

A HUGE congratulations to all our 2021-2022 academic year Scholarship recipients. We are thrilled to announce $527,000 was awarded to 185 students, attending 100 schools […]

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Testimonials

“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

“The support from PGSF over the years has been crucial to my success as a student, which I look forward to continuing as a young professional in the industry.”

– Nicholas Gawreluk, Rochester Institute of Technology

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