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.

Resources

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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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Gravure Association of the Americas Endows Additional $25,000 to PGSF

Pittsburgh, PA — June 11, 2021 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that the Gravure Association of the Americas […]

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Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) Endowment for Schools

The Gravure Education Foundation merged with the Print & Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) a couple of years ago. PGSF helps the GEF by promoting and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Free Lunch: How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Deductions

PERHAPS YOU’VE heard the expression, “there’s no free lunch.” The idea is, you usually don’t receive something for nothing. Whether it’s with money or with […]

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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: 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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Apply for PGSF Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients Average $1,000–$5,000 Yearly Pittsburgh, PA — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) announces that only two weeks remain to apply for its […]

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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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Testimonials

“The magnitude of your support over the past four years is staggering and I am deeply and truly grateful. Without your support none of it would have been possible. You have given me the gift of knowledge, and a chance to make my own place in the world. I have come away with so many new skills and ambitions, and it is because of your generous patronage that I am equipped with the tools I need to succeed in life. I thank you again for your generosity and for providing me with this great opportunity to follow my dreams. It means the world to me.”

– Anneliese McClain, Georgia Southern University

“For one last letter I would like to express my gratitude to you for supporting me over the past four years of my college career. It has provided me with an indescribable amount of encouragement as well as motivation to continue on succeeding. With your help, it allowed for me to leave college debt free, which is an incredible feat that not many graduates can say.”

– Patrice Resch, California University of Pennsylvania

“I cannot tell you how appreciative I am of the constant support and encouragement you have given me over the last few years,” said John Ensink, Ferris State University. “You and the PGSF have been such a wonderful organization to have on my side. I do not think I could have done it without you. I am forever thankful.”

– John Ensink, Ferris State University

“I deeply thank you for providing me with the resources necessary to further my education and complete my degree,” I firmly believe that it is kind, generous people like you that make the world a better place—helping individuals to grow and prosper.”

– Ciara Hautau, Clemson University

“Your financial support throughout the years has been truly appreciated. I am grateful to know there are people who are supporting me in my education and are helping me to succeed. None of this would be possible without you continued financial support. I’m looking forward to using the skills I have learned in the real graphic communication industry. Thank you so much again for your invaluable generosity.”

– Chantel Camping, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

“Thank you for all your support over the past four years! Without these scholarships, my schooling would not have been possible! I appreciate all you have done to sponsor my degree at Ferris State University. I’ve been able to find employment a few days after graduation.”

– Ariel Star

“In my time in college, I have seen many different side of the world of print and graphics, from both business and design perspective. I have grown so much. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of all of you and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation. Thank you again for your generosity.”

– Dana Richman, Arizona State University

“All because of you, I am the first in my immediate family to acquire a bachelor degree. You have lightened my financial burden. I feel very blessed and proud to recognize that there are people out there that are unselfishly giving to help students achieve their dreams. Thank you.”

– Rebecca A. Ivins, Western Michigan University

“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you. It has been of immense help to me and I continue to be very honored and genuinely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of what PGSF does to encourage students in their print and design educations.”

– Tracey Wilkins, Lewis and Clark State College.

“Receiving the scholarship motivated me to maintain my GPA and complete my degree. Thank you for your confidence and willingness to help me achieve my goals. I look forward to being able to give back once I begin my career in printing.”

– Angel Allen, Western Michigan University

“I am writing to thank you so much for again supporting my education via the Century Club scholarship. Your aid for the past four years has been phenomenal and I can’t state enough how much my family and I appreciate all the opportunities you have given me.”

– Tyler Fleider, Georgia Southern University

“I want to thank you so much for the financial support this scholarship gives me. I am honored to receive this support toward my education and pleased know that I don’t take it for granted. From high school to the present I have so much enjoyed learning about and work in the printing industry, and I look forward to making it my life career! With greatest appreciation, thank you!”

– Phillip Jamison, University of Wisconsin–Stout

“The PGSF has made such and incredible difference in my college experience and I am so grateful for the generosity and consideration that made this scholarship possible for the majority of my graphics career at Clemson. Thank you all so much, and you Miss Bernie specifically for the impact you have made on my life. If there is ever something PGSF needs that I can help with in the future just give me a call!”

– Steven M. Cox, Clemson University

“I really appreciate and value the opportunities that the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation has given me. I believe the power of education is a responsibility, a call to act and be a good example of leadership. I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for your generosity. Thank you.”

– Abel Marques, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

“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

As I end my education and start in the industry I will always remember, and be grateful for, what you have done for me. I look forward to making it my life career! With greatest appreciation, thank you!”

– Phillip Jamison, University of Wisconsin-Stout

“I am writing to convey m deep gratitude in regards to the scholarship awarded to me. Your organization’s generosity allowed me to study without the fiscal burden that afflicts so may students.”

– Taylor Sanders, Columbia University

“Without you help I would not have been able to earn my bachelors degree in printing management. Thank you for supporting me and having faith in my education and future.”

– Megan Thomas, West VA University Institute of Technology

“I am truly thankful for becoming a recipient for the PGSF Scholarship. I hope to set an example for other printing and graphic majors and alumni in the industry.”

– Melissa DiVietri, Ferris State University

“I am extremely thankful to you organization for selecting me to receive the Employing Printers Education Trust scholarship. Your generous gift is amazing. With this financial scholarship I will worry less about financing my education.”

– Gregory DeGross, Western Michigan University

“I have been the proud recipient of the PGSF scholarship for years. My college career has been possible through your generosity, kindness and leadership. I am proud and also humble to be the first member of my family who graduates from college. Thank you.”

– Hugues Norelus, Central Maine Community College

“After receiving the PGSF scholarship, I reflect and realize how much your organization has meant to me. With your support I have been able to accomplish so much. I was honored by winning a silver medal at the Savannah Addy Awards for a logo I did for a fictional company, Elepholk. I was also featured in a yearly Georgia Southern Juried Exhibition for a Photography project I did in class. The biggest news is that I got accepted to an internship in New Delhi, India. I will be working for Lopez Designs. Thank you so much for your support, I appreciate you more than I can put into words.”

– William Veal, Georgia Southern University

“I am honored to be one of the recipients of the PGSF Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support I am the first in my family to attend college. And my lifelong dream of attending Engineering school is moving forward. Since being named one of the recipients of the PGSF Scholarship, my dream is becoming a reality at Western Michigan University. My educational pursuits would not be possible without support from scholarship sponsors like your organization. Thank you for enabling this opportunity!”

– Uthaman Kalidas, Western Michigan University

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