July 22, 2021
Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance
Annual program invests in the future of the industry, granting a total of $50,000 in educational assistance to graphic communications students
Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the recipients of its 2021 Student Scholarship Program. The annual scholarship program, supported by generous donations from endowment investors and industry leaders through the PRINTING United Alliance Foundation, provides financial support to students planning a future in the printing and graphic arts industry.
The PRINTING United Alliance Scholarship Program grants a total of $50,000 in educational assistance to graphic communications students around the world for the 2021-22 academic year. Students receiving the scholarship are enrolled to attend a PRINTING United Alliance Educational Member college or university full time (12 or more credits) for the Fall 2021 semester, and are committed to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology, or printing management. Recipients must also have maintained a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale.
“We are enthusiastic in the interest we receive for the PRINTING United Alliance Scholarship Program from students around the world year over year,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “In a time when industry fortitude is most important, the continued desire for students in printing and graphic arts to study the latest technology and innovations is a healthy sign for the future generation of this industry. We congratulate those who have worked hard diligently to be selected for this scholarship.”
The 2021-22 PRINTING United Alliance Scholarship Program recipients are:
Emily McSwain, Cal Poly State University
Kimberly Chin, Cal Poly State University
Lauren Mindolovich, Cal Poly State University
Mallory Browne, Cal Poly State University
Owen Christensen, Cal Poly State University
Christina Kouzi, Central Piedmont Community College
Caroline Keller, Clemson University
Cassandra Nicholl, Clemson University
Lauren Toler, Clemson University
Andrew Friedman, Ferris State
Abigail Rodriguez-Colón, Georgia Southern University
Laura Cirstea, Stuttgart Media University (Germany)
Haliah Offutt, Illinois State University
Kalani Ferguson, Illinois State University
Nazli Altay, Marmara University (Turkey)
Kowshik Saha, North Carolina State University
Kaylee Long, Pittsburgh State University
Anastasia Partserniak, Ryerson University
Georgia Graham, Ryerson University
Jasmine Dawdy, Ryerson University
Lara Capistrano, Ryerson University
Lorena Florea, Ryerson University
Marwa Bandakji, Ryerson University
Nancy Ly, Ryerson University
Samir Macklai, Ryerson University
For more information about the PRINTING United Alliance Student Scholarship and other awards programs, and how to apply, visit sgia.org/programs.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with 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. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, 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.