Apply for PGSF Scholarships

April 14, 2021 | Posted in: PGSF News | Student Resources | Careers Resources | About

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 annual scholarship for the 2021–2022 academic year. PGSF scholarships provide funding to individuals interested in pursuing an education and a career in the graphic communications industry. The 2021–2022 scholarship application period ends May 1, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-June of 2021.

PGSF encourages the graphic communications industry and employers to contact high schools, trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities to urge students to apply for funding.

“The PGSF scholarships provide an invaluable opportunity to receive funding to support not only students’ educational initiatives but also their careers,” comments Jules Van Sant, Chair, PGSF. “Our board members have a vested interest in building tomorrow’s workforce in the graphic communications industry.”

PGSF awards recurring scholarships to high school seniors or students already enrolled in a post-secondary program. Funding is also available to individuals seeking additional education who are currently employed by a company involved in the graphic communications industry. This is the second consecutive year that PGSF is offering scholarships to part-time students.

Full-time students

Requirements for full-time students to be considered by the selection committee:

  • Application submitted by May 1, 2021
  • Two(2) recommendations
  • Official transcripts or a copy (must be submitted online with the application),
  • 3.0 GPA or better,
  • Full-time status (12 or more credits per term),
  • Enrolled in a printing or graphics program at a technical school, college, or university within the United States, and
    pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, graphic communications, or publishing

Click here to start an application for full-time enrollment.

Part-time students

  • Individuals currently employed by a graphic communications company and are seeking additional part-time education are encouraged to apply for a PGSF scholarship.
  • Their employer must confirm applicants by May 1.
  • The employer must be in the graphic communications industry, either as a service provider or as a supplier to the industry. The applicant must also intend to continue a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management, or publishing.

Click here to start an application for part-time enrollment.

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, as well as current employees in the industry. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice and support students through their education process.