PGSF Gives Scholarship Opportunities to Industry Professionals for Continuing Education

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities to professionals in the graphics communications industry for the second consecutive year. Scholarships are available to individuals who are currently employed by a graphic communications company and are seeking education on a part-time basis.

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Coalition elects additional Board Members

The recently formed Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition has elected several industry leaders to its board of directors. The Coalition consists of concerned associations, educators and industry representatives who are uniting to address a key industry concern. As stated in its organizing documents, “The purpose of the coalition will be to coordinate the efforts of all organizations representing the broad scope of the graphic communications industry for creating awareness, recruitment of new people into the industry, providing a framework for apprenticeship and training programs, and the retention of the existing workforce.”

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PGSF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2021–2022

Annual program is open to full- or part-time students pursuing an education in the graphics communications industry. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that it’s accepting scholarship applications for the 2021–2022 academic year. PGSF provides scholarships to individuals interested in an education and a career in the graphic communications industry. The 2021–2022 scholarship application period runs from November 1, 2020, to May 1, 2021.

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Print is Everywhere

Employers, Educators and Print Industry Supporters!!!! The Print is Everywhere campaign includes a complete set of digital and printed brochures and presentation materials designed for us to share the positive stories of the print industry.The tools gathered in one place help to graphically convey how many different forms of print impact our everyday life. The floors you walk on, the clothes you wear, the signs that guide you, the mail you receive, the magazines you read, the food you eat — print plays a vital role – and is virtually everywhere you live and work.

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PGSF Marks a Major Milestone for Graphic Communications Students

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to mark the milestone of $10 million in scholarships distributed to students seeking higher education in graphic communications since 2000. PGSF and its donors award hundreds of scholarships each year to support future members of the graphics communications industry. In the current academic year alone, the organization awarded more than 200 scholarships, collectively valued at over $500,000, ranging from $1,000 to $7,100 per recipient.

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Specialty Print Communications(SPC)

Specialty Print Communications (SPC) has really done an incredible job of helping to promote our industry and provide valuable insight and direction in how to become a part of it.  This piece provides detailed recommendations on not only how to become a part of the graphics industry but also provides specific ideas useful to anyone about to enter secondary education as well looking to find that first job.  SPC provides a model that should be followed by all Graphic Arts companies to help ensure the future success of the industry.

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PGSF Adds New Board Members in 2020

Pittsburgh, PA.— At its summer board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSFelected several new members as well as re-electing existing members to additional terms. 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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PGSF Awards More Than $500,000 in Scholarships for the
2020–2021 Academic Year

Pittsburgh, PA — August 4, 2020 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce 226 winners of its scholarship program for the 2020–2021 academic year. The nonprofit, dedicated to dispensing undergraduate college and technical school scholarships, and graduate fellowship assistance, has awarded a total of $501,500 in scholarships for the coming academic year.

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2020-2021 PGSF Scholarship Recipients

A HUGE congratulations to all our 2020-2021 academic year Scholarship winners. We are thrilled to announce over 200 scholarships awarded to 187 students, amounting to over $500,000!!  Following is a listing of recipients by state and listing the lucky school that will be welcoming them this fall.

 

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GCWC Announces Winning Logo

The Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition (GCWC) has completed the student design contest and is now introducing its new logo. Nearly 50 entries were received from students across the United States and several were in the top group for consideration. The winning design was submitted by Brianna Macsuga, a student at the Genesee Career Institute in Flint, Michigan. She will be receiving $1000 in tuition assistance.

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Interview Contest Winner Abigail Carter

Each year the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation conducts poster and t-shirt design contests, accepting submissions from students around the country that are pursuing a career in graphic communications or related field at a U.S. technical school or college. The winner of the poster contest is awarded a prize of $500, given an award certificate and honored in a national news release.

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Congrats to our 2020 T-shirt & Poster Winners

 The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Poster and T-Shirt Design competitions. This year there were over 70 entries for the poster group and over 50 for the T-Shirt contest.

 

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Attracting Valuable Employees

Jeff White, the new Director of Development for the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation speaks to Thayer Long, President of The Association for Print Technologies about what it takes to be successful at attracting and retaining new, highly skilled employees into the Graphic Arts business. This continued pipeline is needed for them to compete with other media and expand their business and remain profitable.

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Website and Design Competition

Pittsburgh, PA.—The Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition (GCWC) has made significant progress in the past several months since it was first organized. Membership currently consists of nearly 50 organizations from across all spectrums of the industry and the country. The group consists of concerned associations, educators, and industry representatives who are uniting to address a key industry concern.

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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.