PGSF Awards 180 Scholarships for 2012-13 School Year

PGSF has been supporting graphic arts students with scholarship assistance since 1956, and this year is no exception. For the 2012–2013 school year PGSF has provided 180 students with financial assistance to support their graphic arts education.

Here are a few of the details for the 2012–2013 school year:

The PGSF Board of Directors approved $375,000 to be awarded for scholarships in the 2012–2013 academic year.

180 scholarships were awarded to students attending 72 colleges and universities.

Eight Gutenberg-level scholarships of $5,000 or more were awarded.

The average scholarship awarded was $2,000.

Top schools receiving scholarships are: Ball State University, Clemson University, Ferris State University, Georgia Southern University, PA College of Technology, Pittsburg State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Central Missouri, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Western Michigan University.

PGSF is proud of the financial support it continues to provide to our young scholars. Read how the scholarship has motivated and supported the recipients:

“I want to thank you once again, because had it not been for the scholarship, I would have never been able to accomplish as much as I have this past year. It has been an amazing journey that I am all the more excited to complete with each passing day,” said Lynette DeGeorge, sophomore, Ferris State University, Print Management.

“Receiving the scholarship has motivated me to maintain my GPA and complete my degree. Thank you for your confidence and willingness to help me achieve my goals. I look forward to being able to give back once I begin my career in printing,” said Angel Allen, senior, Western Michigan University, Print and Graphic Sciences and Business.

“You have lightened my financial burden, which permits me to focus more on the most vital aspect of school: learning. For this scholarship I feel very blessed and proud to recognize that there are people out there who are unselfishly giving to help students achieve their dreams,” said Rebecca Ivins, senior, Western Michigan University, Graphics and Printing Sciences.

“Thank you for your continued support of my academic efforts. It’s organizations like PGSF that make it possible for me to reach my goals at Clemson,” said Joshua Boland, senior, Clemson University, Graphic Communications.

“I am writing to thank you so much for again supporting my education via the Century Club scholarship. Your aid for the past four years has been phenomenal and I can’t state enough how much my family and I appreciate all the opportunities you have given me,” said Tyler Fleider, senior, Georgia Southern University, Graphic Communications Management.

“For one last letter I would like to express my gratitude to you for supporting me over the past four years of my college career. It has provided me with an indescribable amount of encouragement as well as motivation to continue on succeeding. With your help, it allowed for me to leave college debt-free, which is an incredible feat that not many graduates can say,” said Patrice Resch, graduate, California University of Pennsylvania, Graphic Communications.