SGIA to Award $30,000 in Scholarships

Written October 17, 2019

For Immediate Release
January 9, 2018
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA

Fairfax, Virginia —The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is currently accepting applications through April 30, 2018, for its annual scholarship program in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF). With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the program will now award $2,000 to 15 students, an increase in recipients from 2017. Prospective applicants must plan to or currently be enrolled full-time at a nationally or internationally accredited college or university for the fall 2018 academic year.

The school must hold an SGIA Educational Institution membership. Eligibility requirements also include a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management and maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. As part of the online application process, students will write an essay and provide two professional or academic letters of recommendation. Entries will be evaluated on scholastic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activity participation, work experience and achievements and awards.

The selected recipients will be notified and announced no later than May 31. The scholarship award may be used during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters toward tuition, room and board or books. Letters of recommendation and transcripts can be sent by mail or email. Visit for more information. Contact Erin Nuss, SGIA Associate Manager, Education,, with questions.

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