SGIA makes $40,000 in scholarships available for students at member schools

Ford Bowers.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA, Fairfax, Virginia), in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF), is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, 20 students will be eligible for $2,000 each. “It’s essential that we encourage our developing workforce,” said Ford Bowers, President & CEO of SGIA. “These scholarships enable students’ continued engagement and make a difference in their lives.”
Mitchell Morgan, who received the scholarship in 2016 and 2017 when he was a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), added: “Winning the SGIA scholarship had a tremendous impact on my education and, indirectly, my career. I’m truly grateful for the impact that this organization has been able to make on my life and my ability to afford my education at RIT.”
To qualify for the scholarship, students must:

  • Attend, or plan to attend, an SGIA Educational Institution Member college or university domestically or internationally for the Fall 2019 semester
  • Attend school full-time (i.e. registered for 12 or more credits)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale

Erin Nuss.

Scholarship applications are due by Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and available on They’ll be judged on a combination of financial need, scholastic achievement, application essay, participation in extracurricular activities, achievements earned, awards received, work experience, and academic and professional recommendations.
Please send transcripts, information and letters of recommendation to Erin Nuss, Manager of Workforce Development at The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, at or mail them to:
SGIA (Attention Scholarship)
10015 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22031, USA.
Scholarship recipients will be announced by Friday, May 31, 2019.

Tony Curcio
Tony Curcio is the news editor at Graphic Arts Magazine.

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