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SGIA Scholarship

Supported by generous donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the 2019 SGIA Scholarship Program will award $2,000 to 20 student recipients. 

2019 SGIA Scholarship Poster (download & print)

Congratulations to the 2018 SGIA Scholarship Recipients!

California Polytechnic State University
Emily Anderson, Senior, Graphic Communication
Cecilia Voigt, Senior, Graphic Communication

California University of Pennsylvania
Eva Lorah, Freshman, Graphics & Multimedia Technology
Brittany Whitestone, Junior, Graphics & Multimedia Technology

Clemson University
Molly James, Freshman, Graphic Communications
Clayce Reid, Sophomore, Graphic Communications

College of the Ozarks
Autumn Scott, Senior, Graphic Art

Illinois State University
Christine Gesell, Junior, Graphic Communications
Tyler Phillips, Senior, Graphic Communications

North Carolina State University
Inhwan Kim, Senior, Ph.D. in Fiber & Polymer Science

Ryerson University
Edwin Bang, Freshman, Graphic Communication Management
Natalie Hague, Sophomore, Graphic Communication Management

University of Wisconsin — Stout
McKenzie Brogan, Senior, Cross-Media Graphics Management
Jessica Kastello, Junior, Graphic Communications
Hailey Vosen, Junior, Cross-Media Graphics Management

Scholarship Eligibility

SGIA Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who:

  • Plan to or currently attend an SGIA Educational Institution Member college or university domestically or internationally for the Fall 2018 semester
  • Are committed to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management
  • Can maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale

Judging Criteria

Scholarship applications are judged on a combination of the following: financial need, scholastic achievement, application essay, participation in extracurricular activities, achievements earned and awards received, work experience, as well as academic and professional recommendations. Transcripts and recommendation letters can be emailed to or mailed directly to SGIA:


Attn: Scholarship

10015 Main Street

Fairfax, VA 22031

Recipient Notification

Scholarship award recipients will be announced no later than May 31, 2018. All recipients will be notified via email or phone. A complete list of scholarship award recipients will be posted on The awarded scholarship monies shall be deposited directly to the educational institution indicated on the application form in one payment no later than July 31, 2018, for use during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, room and board, or books. 

If you have any questions about the SGIA Scholarship, please contact Erin Nuss.

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