Building Our Future One Student At A Time

Exciting Staff Updates in 2020

Pittsburgh, PA.— Following actions taken at its fall board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSFhas added a new team member and assigned new duties to existing staff. Jeff White will become the Director of Development for the Foundation. John Berthelsen, who has held that position for the past five years, will shift to Director of Operations. Bernie Eckert who has been Administrator will now be Managing Director, focusing on relationships with schools, educators and scholarship recipients

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Eligibility Expanded for Scholarships

Pittsburgh, PA.– The board of directors of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that they have revised the policy for awarding scholarships by significantly expanding the range of students and education methods for financial support.

 

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Print America Funds Endowed Scholarship

Pittsburgh, PA.– The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that an endowment established by industry peer group PrintAmerica has been fully funded at the Print Heritage level of $25,000. This is a continuation of the group’s ongoing annual contributions towards the funding of scholarships.

 

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New Scholarship Funded by Graphic Arts Alliance

Pittsburgh, PA.– The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that a new scholarship has been funded by Graphic Arts Alliance. The GAA Scholarship endowment will be initially funded at the Print Heritage endowment level of $25,000. The scholarship is being established by GAA in recognition of the organization’s concern with supporting the future workforce of the industry.

 

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EFI Establishes Guy Gecht Scholarship with PGSF

Fremont, CA.– Print’s next generation of talent will have added support in reaching their goals, thanks to a new Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) award created in honor of visionary print technology executive and industry leader Guy Gecht. The Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) senior leadership team approved the creation of the PGSF Guy Gecht scholarship to commemorate Gecht’s outstanding legacy of leadership and innovation as EFI’s CEO.

 

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PGSF Scholarships Awarded to National SkillsUSA Champions

Pittsburgh, PA.– The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)as once again partnered to support the SkillsUSA Championships, which were held June 26-28 at the Louisville Kentucky Exposition Center.

Some two dozen of the country’s top high school and technical school graphic communications students competed in the national finals for top honors in graphic communication skills. They were among over 6,000 of the nation’s best students who participated in some 100 skill and leadership competitions that took place in the expo center. Only winners of state graphic communications contests were eligible to compete.

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PGSF Awards $500,000 in Scholarships for 2018

Pittsburgh, PA, July 2018— The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce its student scholarships for 2018. Some 217 students, who are attending more than 90 schools across the U.S. were selected this year to receive scholarships. From a field of nearly 400 applicants, about 250 advanced to the final evaluation stage. A team of industry veterans scored out these applicants to refine down to the final recipients. These students represent the “cream of the crop” among all who applied this year.

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PGSF Adds New Board Members

Pittsburgh, PA—At its April board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) elected several new members as well as re-electing existing members to a second three-year term. The PGSF Board directs an endowed fund of just under $10 million that is dedicated towards encouraging young people to consider the graphics field as a career and then assisting in their education process to facilitate that end.

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Gravure Ed Foundation Joins Forces with PGSF

Pittsburgh, PA, December 1, 2017— As part of an effort to act as a single voice to advance the future of the industry workforce, the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) has transferred their funds and administrative functions to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). This combination now creates an endowed fund of over $9 million that is dedicated towards encouraging young people to consider the graphics field as a career and then assisting in their education process to facilitate that end.

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New Career and Recruiting Tools Introduced

Pittsburgh, PA, September 25, 2017—As part of its mission to encourage young people to consider the graphic arts as a career choice, and to assist local companies in their recruitment efforts, The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has completed a total revision and update of its Career Poster and Guide to careers in graphics flyer. In a related matter, the career tab on the PGSF website has been expanded and updated to correspond with and broaden the information offered in the printed materials.

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Lewis-Clark State College Student Wins the 2017 PGSF College Poster Design Competition

Pittsburgh, PA, September 2017—A student from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho has won the 2017 Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) College Poster design competition. The poster titled “Start Your Journey” was submitted by Rachel Myers. It will be distributed to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2017–2018 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships for students pursuing a career in the graphic communication industry.

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Scholarships Awarded to National SkillsUSA Champions

Pittsburgh, PA, July 17, 2017—The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)as once again partnered to support the SkillsUSA Championships, which were held June 21-22 at the Louisville Kentucky Exposition Center.

Some two dozen of the country’s top high school and technical school graphic communications students competed in the national finals for top honors in graphic communication skills. They were among over 6,000 of the nation’s best students who participated in some 100 skill and leadership competitions that took place in the expo center.

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NALC Establishes Four Scholarship Endowments with PGSF

Pittsburgh, PA, January 3, 2017—The National Association of Litho Clubs (NALC) Foundation has taken the steps to establish four endowed scholarships with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). These endowments demonstrate their commitment to the industry and closed out the 60th anniversary year of PGSF. The NALC Foundation was formed in 1970 and has a long history of supporting education in the graphic arts industry.

The endowments have been established as follows:

  • Bill Staudt/Cincinnati Litho Scholarship, funded with $29,000.
  • Cleveland Litho Club Scholarship, funded with $25,000.
  • Richard M. Worthington/NALC Scholarship, funded with $42,000.
  • Rae Goss Scholarship, funded with $62,000.

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Lewis-Clark State College Student Wins the 2016 PGSF College Poster Design Competition

Pittsburgh, PA, July, 2016—A student from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho has won the 2016 Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) College Poster design competition. The poster titled

“Your Future is Out There…Create it,” was submitted by Rebecca Eller. It will be distributed to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2016–2017 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships for students pursuing a career in the graphic communication industry. The posters will also be available in the PGSF Booth 6563 at Education Main Street during GRAPH Expo in Orlando, September 25 through September 28, 2016.

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New Scholarship Funded by Alcom Printing Group

Alcom Pittsburgh, PA, May 2016—The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that a new scholarship has been funded by Alcom Printing Group, Inc. The Alcom Printing Group Scholarship endowment will be funded at the Print Heritage endowment level of $25,000. The scholarship is being established by Alcom in recognition of the 60th anniversary year of PGSF.
Alcom is located in the Greater Philadelphia region in Harleysville, PA. With over 69 years of service excellence in the printing industry, Alcom is a leading provider of integrated solutions for print, direct mail, marketing and business development and offers solutions that include Commercial Lithography, Digital Print, Wide Format, Print On Demand, Web to Print, Fulfillment Solutions and Direct Mail as well as Promotional Product offerings.

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New Scholarship Named in Honor of Charles Malspeis

Charles Malspeis Pittsburgh, PA, April 2016—The Print and Graphics Scholarship
Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that a new scholarship has been funded by Nova Pressroom Products, and named in honor of one of its founders, Charles (Chuck) Malspeis. The Charles Malspeis Memorial Scholarship endowment will be funded initially
at the Print Heritage level of $25,000. The scholarship is being established by Nova as a memorial for Chuck and in recognition of the 60th anniversary year of PGSF.

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Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Celebrates 60 Years of Giving

PGSFHistoricalPic1_ResizedWarrendale, PA, January 2016—In
2016, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) celebrates 60 years of providing educational funding assistance to worthy graphic communication students. Founded in 1956, PGSF has grown into the industry’s largest scholarship program, now annually
providing an excess of $410,000 to over 200 students.

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