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PGSF Awards More Than $500,000 in Scholarships for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

by Jules VanSant in Press Releases

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, ranging from $1,000 to $7,100 per recipient. PGSF scholarship winners are attending 120 accredited colleges, technical schools, and universities in the United States, such as Cal Poly, Clemson University, Ferris State University, Appalachian State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Wisconsin-Stout.   “We are excited to offer the PGSF scholarships to a very deserving group of individuals, especially in this unprecedented year,” comments Jules Van Sant, Chair, PGSF. “The 2020 - 2021 group is one of the best qualified in years, exhibiting a high interest in the graphic communications field.”   Students in Print PGSF accepts scholarship applications from full- and part-time students from November 1 through April 1 for the coming academic year. In addition to high school seniors or students already enrolled in a post-secondary program, PGSF accepts scholarship applications from individuals who are currently employed by a graphic communications company and are seeking additional education.   A selection of scholarship recipients are featured on PGSF’s Students in Print Web page. Video testimonials provide insight into the thoughts and motivations of the future generation who will be joining the graphic communications industry.   Since its inception in 1956, the PGSF has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to support future members of the graphics communications industry. Individuals, companies, and associations provide both annual and endowed funds to PGSF, which administers the scholarship and fellowship programs for the industry. Scholarship recipients are determined by industry educators, consultants, and PGSF alumni.   Testimonials

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2021 T-Shirt Design Contest

by Jules VanSant in

2021 Student T-Shirt Design Contest

Students: This is your opportunity to show your design skills. Educators: Please consider scheduling this competition as part of your class assignments or projects for 2021. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is proud to announce annual Promotional T-shirt Design Competition. The t-shirt will be used to promote the careers possible in graphics, availability of scholarships through PGSF, and/or how graphic communications fit into today’s world. The winning entrant will receive a $500 check, an award certificate, and will be honored in a national news release, on the PGSF website, and on social media platforms. Design entries must include the following:
    1. Prominently display Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation name and logo in the right or left hand corner
    2. Design Theme Options (Pick one and showcase):
      1. Graphic Communications in Today's World
      2. Career Opportunities in Graphics & Print
      3. Apply for Scholarships in Graphic Communications
    3. Bright and highly visible colors are great!
    4. Final artwork:
      1. Files should be high res jpg, png, tif or psd (front side only)
      2. Maximum / optimal area to fill for printing on t-shirt is 13x18” max

Rules and Submission Instructions:

  • Submit entries as a pdf HERE! Files should be named as follows: Firstname_Lastname_Schoolname_2021
  • Include entrant’s school name and name of creative designer or names of team members.
  • The winner of the contest must submit all files required for reproduction. File become property of PGSF.
  • T-shirts will be produced and printed on the show floor at Printing United.
  • Entries are due by April 10, 2021. Judging will be in May and the winner will be notified by May 31.
  If you have any questions or need assistance, please email or or call us at 608-575-3904.

2020 T-Shirt Design Competition Winners

See the print production in action!!! Congrats to Our T-Shirt winner, Abigail Carter who attends Mattoon High School in Illinois. The second-place winner for the T-Shirt competition is Mandana Yaghiniof  Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo California. Read more HERE.

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