Signs Now, a division of Allegra Network LLC, will once again partner with Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF) to administer five new scholarships totaling $10,000 for the 2013 academic year. The scholarships will support students who are preparing for careers in graphic communications.
Bernard Haun, vice president of marketing and communications, Signs Now, said, “We are proud to recognize some of the leaders in our franchise network for their efforts in the industry and also for their dedication to their communities. These scholarships in their honor are a reflection of their hard work.”
Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director, said, “We are delighted that Signs Now has selected EDSF for a second straight year to administer scholarships on their behalf. We applaud Signs Now for their support and encouragement of young people pursuing careers in graphic arts, document technology, marketing and communications. These scholarships are part of the EDSF Legacy Scholarship program, which is designed to enable small businesses to become involved with scholarships benefiting students and colleges in their particular geographic area.
EDSF will begin accepting applications in mid-January 2013. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, honors received and participation in school activities, along with community service and organizational affiliations. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale and full-time student status. The Signs Now home office in Plymouth, Mich. is sponsoring the scholarships on behalf of several franchise members. They will award one scholarship for $2,000 to a student attending each of the following universities and colleges (five total):
Signs Now of Boise, ID Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owners Rob and Laura Rule
Signs Now of Columbia, SC Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owner Martin Izett
Signs Now of Dayton, OH Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owners Rogers and Cathy Peters
Signs Now of San Antonio, TX Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owner Scott Milgrom
Signs Now of Portland, OR Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Kristin and Dan Trevino