The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and dispense scholarship and fellow assistance to talented young people who are interested in graphic communications careers. Applicants may be high school seniors or students enrolled in a post-secondary program as full-time students or individuals who are currently employed by a graphic communications company and are seeking additional education. Full-time students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, graphic communication or publishing.
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.
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 resumes on printworkers.com for those who are seeking internships, part-time, or fill-time employment. The Managing Director of PGSF will determine the amount of each scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is not made public. A scholarship is awarded for up to four years of post-secondary education (unless otherwise specified) provided the 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.