2021-2022 Scholarship

High school seniors or students already enrolled in a post-secondary program

For your application to be considered and presented to the selection committee…

  • Your application must be completed and submitted
    by MAY 1, 2022.
  • Two recommendations are required. Simply enter their email address and we will contact them for you. (Please give your referral enough time to submit before the application site closes).
  • Your official transcripts or a copy of your official transcripts must be submitted through the application site or sent to PGSF.
  • You must have a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • A full-time status. (Full-time status defined as someone who is registered in 12 or more credits per term)
  • A student who is, or will be, enrolled in a printing or graphics program at a technical school, college or university within the United States.
  • The student must be pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, graphic communication or publishing.
  • Scholarships are not awarded for part-time study or for online-only programs.

If you are a current scholarship recipient there is NO need to reapply.

Applications are evaluated and judged during May and June and recipients will be notified in July and August prior to the school year.

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Individuals who are currently employed by a graphic communications company and are seeking additional education

For your application to be considered and presented to the selection committee…

  • Your application must be completed and submitted by MAY 1, 2022.
  • Confirmation of your eligibility must be confirmed by your employer and are required for submission by May 1. Simply enter their email address and we will contact them for you. (Please give your referral enough time to submit before the application site closes).
  • Must be enrolled in a printing or graphics program at a technical school, college or university within the United States.
  • The applicant must be currently employed by a company in the graphic communications industry. This may be a service provider or a supplier to the industry.
  • Intend to continue a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management or publishing.
  • No transcripts or GPA are requiredfor the initial application. If awarded, in order to be considered for scholarship renewal, the recipient must achieve and maintain a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA. Grades are to be submitted upon completion of coursework and sent to PGSF.
  • Scholarships maybe awarded for part-time study or for online-only programs.
  • The application must indicate the courses planned on taking and the costs of the courses. This information will be used to establish the amount of any award.

Applications are evaluated and judged during May and June and recipients will be notified in July and August prior to the school year.

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Application Information

Selection of Finalists

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The Scholarship Selection Committee of PGSF is comprised of college educators and industry leaders experienced in interpreting test scores, school records, and other pertinent information. The confidential file of every candidate who becomes a semifinalist in the competition is carefully reviewed. Scholarship candidates are judged on the basis of their academic records; recommendations offered from instructors, advisors, and employers; biographical records, which indicate academic honors; extracurricular interests, etc.

Announcement of Winners

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A letter will notify scholarship winners. Each scholarship award becomes official when the winner returns a form that confirms enrollment in an approved college and the student’s signature verifying acceptance of the scholarship.

Value of Awards

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Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. PGSF students may post their résumés on printworkers.com for those who are seeking internships, part-time, or full-time employment. The Scholarship Selection Committee of PGSF will determine the amount of each scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is not made public. The award will be paid in a lump sum directly to the college financial aid office, in the student’s name. The college will be authorized to draw upon the grant for payment of tuition and other fees.

Scholarship Renewal

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A scholarship is awarded for up to four years of college (unless otherwise specified) provided the scholarship recipient maintains a high scholastic average and continues in an approved program of study. The student’s record is reviewed at the end of each grading period and, if satisfactory, the award is extended for the following year. Students are required to maintain a “B” (3.0) average. If a student’s grades fall below this average, the student will be put on academic probation and the funds withheld until the grades are raised. If the student does not raise the grades during the same academic year, the student loses the scholarship and must reapply.

Scholarships for Graduate Study

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Some fellowship (graduate study) awards are available for college graduates who want to pursue advanced training in some specialized areas that relate to the graphic communication/printing industry. Deadline for applications for the Fellowship Program is May 1. Separate application forms are available by contacting the PGSF office. Email contact@pgsf.org or phone: (866) 556-PGSF

Protracted Illness

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Serious protracted illness or injury that would delay a college career would be considered reason for holding an award on reserve. Time limits and other restrictions are to be set by the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation. Other leaves of absence will be considered individually.

Canadian Scholarships

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Residents of Canada interested in pursuing further education for careers in graphic communication/printing should contact the Canadian Printing Industry Association; 151 Rue Slater Street, Suite 1110; Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3.