Connecting interested students, those currently working who seek additional training, present & past recipients, donors, educators, and industry professionals with PGSF.

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, graphics industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college and technical school scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. Our recipients include full time students as well as those working who seek additional education in our industry.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation has coordinated the printing industry’s largest scholarship program since its inception in 1956. Individuals, companies, and associations provide both annual and endowed scholarship funds to PGSF, which administers the scholarship and fellowship programs for the industry.

The purpose of our organization is to connect interested students, those currently working who seek additional training, present & past recipients, donors, educators, and industry professionals with PGSF, as well as discuss issues and ideas for the greater Print and Graphic Communications industry.

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HISTORY

1956

Education Council of the Graphic Arts formed the National Scholarship Trust Foundation (NTSF) for the purpose of supporting education in the graphic arts community

Through the support of leading industry vendors and manufacturers, endowments were made, with some of the first coming from Harris Graphics and Rockwell International.

IN 1958 THE FIRST NINE STUDENTS WERE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE FOUNDATION

1966

NSTF joined forces with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) which at the time was the leading research and technical resource association for the graphics industry

$42,000 IN AWARDS

Were made to twenty-eight undergraduate and fellowship students in 1968.

1978

PGSF receives first $100,000 endowment from Madeline McClure Gegenheimer

1979

235 Scholarships were being awarded, a growth of over 800% in 10 years

1991

235 Scholarships were being awarded, a growth of over 800% in 10 years

1999

NTSF is renamed as the PRINT & GRAPHICS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Also in 1999, Scholarship Endowments surpass

$5 MILLION

2015

ENDOWMENT FUND PASSES THE $8 MILLION DOLLAR MARK

Average scholarship is $2,000 and went to 200 recipients at 82 schools

PGSF BECOMES INDEPENDENT

From Printing Industries of America

2019

Over 140 Endowed scholarr

$25,000 TO $100,000

Endowment fund passes the

$10 MILLION DOLLAR MARK

Today

Over $500,000 scholarships awarded to 220 recipients at 92 schools

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HISTORY

1956

Education Council of the Graphic Arts formed the National Scholarship Trust Foundation (NTSF) for the purpose of supporting education in the graphic arts community

Through the support of leading industry vendors and manufacturers, endowments were made, with some of the first coming from Harris Graphics and Rockwell International.

IN 1958 THE FIRST NINE STUDENTS WERE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE FOUNDATION

1966 -78

  • NSTF joined forces with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) which at the time was the leading research and technical resource association for the graphics industry.
  • $42,000 in Awards were made to twenty-eight undergraduate and fellowship students in 1968.
  • PGSF receives first $100,000 endowment from Madeline McClure Gegenheimer.

1979-99

  • 235 Scholarships were being awarded, a growth of over 800% in 10 years
  • NTSF becomes a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization
  • NTSF is renamed as the PRINT & GRAPHICS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Also in 1999, Scholarship Endowments surpass

$5 MILLION

OVER $250,000

Is donated to 200 recipients in 2003

In 2005 endowment exceeds

$6 MILLION

2015

ENDOWMENT FUND PASSES THE $8 MILLION DOLLAR MARK

Average scholarship is $2,000 and went to 200 recipients at 82 schools

2019

  • PGSF becomes independent from Printing Industries of America
  • Over 140 Endowed scholarships are in effect from $25,000 to $100,000
  • PGSF becomes independent from Printing Industries of America
  • Over 140 Endowed scholarships are in effect from $25,000 to $100,000

Over $500,000 scholarships awarded to 220 recipients at 92 schools

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TODAY

Board of Directors

Our board of directors and staff is composed of individuals who, on the basis of their knowledge and experience, make valuable contributions to PGSF.

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Financial

The following is snapshot of our financial contributions and target allocations: 2011 to Present.

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