Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation Opens for Applications

November 18, 2015 | Posted in: Scholarships

Scholarship Applications OpenWarrendale, PA, November 18, 2015—Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) opened the system for application entries on November 1, 2015. Housed under the same roof as Printing Industries of America (PIA), PGSF 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 not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. Applicants must remain full-time students, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, enroll in a two or four year accredited graphic or printing program at a technical school, college, or university within the United States, and pursue a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management or publishing.

“Receiving the scholarship motivated me to maintain my GPA and complete my degree,” said Angel Allen, student, Western Michigan University. “I look forward to being able to give back once I begin my career in printing.”

Students may apply online at The application consists of general demographic questions as well as essay-based inquiries. Teachers, mentors, and others can also submit reference letters online.

For questions regarding PGSF, visit or contact Bernie Eckert at If you would like information on making a donation to the scholarship fund, visit

About PGSF

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.” In 2015, over 200 students were provided with support totaling over $400,000.

About Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America, with local affiliated associations, delivers services and products that enhance the knowledge, growth, and profitability of members through advocacy, research, education, and networking.


Program Contact

Bernie Eckert
+1 724-553-4028

Media Contact

Kayleigh Smith
+1 412-259-1713