SGIA Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

For Immediate Release May 31, 2018 Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA 703.359.1364

Fairfax, Virginia — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its annual scholarship. The 15 students, representing eight colleges and universities, were chosen from a field of more than 200 applicants.

Each student has received $2,000 to support their plans to attend post-secondary education in the Fall 2018 semester at an active SGIA Educational Institution member school.

California Polytechnic State University
Emily Anderson, Senior, Graphic Communication
Cecilia Voigt, Senior, Graphic Communication

California University of Pennsylvania
Eva Lorah, Freshman, Graphics & Multimedia Technology
Brittany Whitestone, Junior, Graphics & Multimedia Technology

Clemson University
Molly James, Freshman, Graphic Communications
Clayce Reid, Sophomore, Graphic Communications

College of the Ozarks
Autumn Scott, Senior, Graphic Art

Illinois State University
Christine Gesell, Junior, Graphic Communications
Tyler Phillips, Senior, Graphic Communications

North Carolina State University
Inhwan Kim, Senior, Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science

Ryerson University
Edwin Bang, Freshman, Graphic Communication Management
Natalie Hague, Sophomore, Graphic Communication Management

University of Wisconsin — Stout
McKenzie Brogan, Senior, Cross-Media Graphics Management
Jessica Kastello, Junior, Graphic Communications
Hailey Vosen, Junior, Cross-Media Graphics Management

A small group of SGIA committee members evaluated students based on their academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management, extracurricular activities, financial need, a one-page essay and academic and professional recommendations.

Erin Nuss, Manager of Academic and Training Programs, SGIA, called the selection process challenging. “We had such a large field of students to choose from — more than six times as many as in 2017 — and the applications were so strong!” she said. “The industry has a lot to look forward to with these students coming into the workforce.”

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