PRINTING United Alliance Announces 2020 Student Scholarship Award Recipients

For Immediate Release
August 13, 2020
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The program grants a total of $50,000 in educational assistance to students studying graphic communications

Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance, the largest and most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, today announces the recipients of the 2020 Student Scholarship Award program. Supported by generous donations from endowment investors and industry leaders through the PRINTING United Alliance Foundation, the scholarship program provides support to students studying graphics communications and seeking a career in the printing industry.
The PRINTING United Alliance Scholarship program grants a total of $50,000 in educational assistance to students studying graphic communications for the 2020-2021 academic year. To qualify, students must be enrolled to attend a PRINTING United Alliance Educational Institution Member college or university for the Fall 2020 semester; be registered full-time (12 or more credits) and committed to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology, or printing management; and maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale.
“PRINTING United Alliance is pleased to present these hardworking students with this scholarship award to further support their education as they learn more about how to influence our great industry,” says Ford Bowers, President and CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “We are heavily invested in supporting this next generation as they will be utilizing techniques and technology to help move the needle in all areas of operation. We are excited to see what the future brings with these young minds at the helm.”
The recipients of the 2020-2021 PRINTING United Alliance Scholarship Program are as follows:
Appalachian State University
Jazlyn Montague 
Jaiden Gorniak 
California Polytechnic University 
Michaela Kwan 
Erica Taylor
Elianna Oliver 
Trent Kammerer
Samantha Kim
Aileen Vasquez
Clemson University 
Cassandra Nicholl 
Erin Clark 
Natalie Weaver 
Sarah Locklair
Caroline Keller
Illinois State University 
Kalani Ferguson
Ryerson University 
Jessica Huynh
Winnie Lee 
Leen Bokr
Nathan Evangelista 
Georgia Graham
Prudence Villanueva
Kaleigh Lueske
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Eric Herb
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Julia Otten
Abigayle Gardiner
For more information about the PRINTING United Alliance Student Scholarship Program, please visit
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About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.
Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.
PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo and Conference, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit