Scholarship Season Opens at SGIA

Written February 17, 2019

Categories: Press Release

SGIA makes $40,000 available for students at member schools

For Immediate Release
January 3, 2019
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA

Fairfax, Virginia — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF), is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, 20 students will be eligible for $2,000 each.

“It’s essential that we encourage our developing workforce,” said Ford Bowers, President & CEO, SGIA. “These scholarships enable students’ continued engagement and make a difference in their lives.”

Mitchell Morgan, who received the scholarship in 2016 and 2017, when he was a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), said, “Winning the SGIA scholarship had a tremendous impact on my education and, indirectly, my career.”

“I am truly grateful for the impact that this organization has been able to make on my life and my ability to afford my education at RIT,” he added.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must:

-Attend, or plan to attend, an SGIA Educational Institution Member college or university domestically or internationally for the Fall 2019 semester
-Attend school full-time (i.e., registered for 12 or more credits)
-Demonstrate commitment to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management
-Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale

Scholarship applications are due by April 30, 2019, and available on They will be judged on a combination of the following: financial need, scholastic achievement, application essay, participation in extracurricular activities, achievements earned and awards received, work experience, and academic and professional recommendations. Send transcripts and letters of recommendation to Erin Nuss, Manager of Workforce Development, or

Attn: Scholarship
10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Scholarship recipients will be announced by May 31, 2019. More information is available on

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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”