Student Ambassador Program

SGIA has long recognized the important role educational institutions play in providing a skilled workforce to the trade and is committed to providing students access to resources necessary to ensure the future success of this industry.

  • Access to staff for expert advice, technical support, or research assistance
  • Full access to SGIA.org — every article, every posting
  • Free admission to the SGIA Expo
  • SGIA’s list of post-secondary Educational Institution Members to find the right associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program
  • Free Individual Membership 2-years after you graduate

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SGIA Student Ambassador Program-2019

CONGRATULATIONS to SGIA’s Student Ambassador Class for 2019!

Thank you to all the candidates for their support and interest in participating in SGIA’s 2019 Student Ambassador Program!  Each student is a highly valued SGIA member and we wish to thank them and their school for their engagement. 

10 graphic communication students studying at an SGIA Educational Institution Member school have been selected to be a Student Ambassador at PRINTING United.  They will be attending the expo as SGIA’s guest (travel grant provided) and will be learning about new printing technology, connect with industry experts, and see just how big the printing industry is and what it has to offer.

The candidates met the following criteria:

• 18 + years of age
• Good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
• Cover letter of explanation as to why they want to participate; why they should be chosen; goals
• Letter of recommendation from Student Advisor or Professor
• Current copy of academic transcript
• Available to travel 10/22/2019-10/25/2019 (Dallas, TX)

The 2019 Student Ambassadors for PRINTING United are…


Abigayle Gardiner
Juanita Isabel Iriarte
Bridget Johnson
Nicholas Jordan
Jessica Kastello
Julianne Konieck
Cassandra Nicholl
Alma Nwajei
Nicole Saunders
Debbra Treat

University of Wisconsin-Stout
California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Fontainebleau High School
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Bowling Green State University
Clemson University
University of Houston
Rochester Institute of Technology
South Central College

We were humbled and overwhelmed by the number of qualified students who applied for the SGIA Student Ambassador Program in this inaugural year. After careful consideration, SGIA has selected the candidates for this year’s program.  If you were not selected in this first year, we encourage you to apply for next year’s Student Ambassador Program. The enrollment period will open again in early 2020. 

SGIA has many opportunities for students and young professionals and are, in fact, adding more to our schedule. We would greatly enjoy having you become involved with these. 

Why apply to be a SGIA Student Ambassador?

The PRINTING United experience includes an expansive and comprehensive display of printing technologies and supplies, education, programming while affording the opportunity to educate and inform you -- the up and coming printer generation.

This newly relaunched event will allow you access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format and functional printing applications, while also extending into the commercial, packaging, and in-plant printing segments.  We want you -- the “new printing generation” -- to participate and engage by having the opportunity to attend the show floor which has the latest technologies and innovations in which you can experience and participate. 

Enjoy the opportunity to attend the first-rate educational sessionseventscompetitions, half-day intensives and luncheons in which you can be a part of and collaborate with the industry and its leaders.

SGIA has long recognized the important role educational institutions play in providing a skilled workforce to the trade and is committed to providing students access to resources necessary to ensure the future success of this industry.

We look forward to your participation in the 2020 Student Ambassador campaign!

SGIA Scholarship Fund

Supported by generous donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the SGIA Scholarship awards students studying at SGIA Educational Institution Member schools. The application is available on January 1st and closes on April 30th each year.

Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition

In addition to entries being displayed and awarded at PRINTING United - the Best of Show winners will receive $500 and the school also receives $500 to use toward their school’s graphic arts program!