SGIA Scholarships

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

Congratulations to the 2019 SGIA scholarship recipients:

California Polytechnic State University
Julienne Chiang, Junior, Graphic Communication
Emma Landgren, Junior, Graphic Communication
Erica Taylor, Sophomore, Graphic Communication

Clemson University
Alicia DiPerri, Senior, Graphic Communications
Natalie Weaver, Junior, Graphic Communications

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Leah Pakpour, Senior, Sign Graphics

Pasadena City College
Jose Revuelta, Sophomore, Studio Arts

Ryerson University
Iain Ailles, Junior, Graphic Communications Management
Justin Chan, Senior, Graphic Communications Management
Matthew Fantauzzi, Sophomore, Graphic Communications Management
Julia Forrester, Senior, Graphic Communications Management
Afrah Idrees, Junior, Graphic Communications Management

University of Wisconsin-Stout
Abigayle Gardiner, Junior, Graphic Communications
Emily Gustafson, Junior, Graphic Communications
Ari Hytti, Freshman, Game Design and Development
Jessica Kastello, Senior, Graphic Communications
Wyatt Martin, Incoming Freshman
Hailey Vosen, Senior, Cross-Media Graphics Management

Western Michigan University
Margaret Golia, Senior, Graphic and Printing Science
Prashant Kotkar, Graduate Student, Paper and Printing Science


Scholarship Eligibility

SGIA Scholarships are awarded to students who:

  • Plan to or currently attend an SGIA Educational Institution Member school
  • Are enrolled to attend a college/university for the Fall 2019 semester
  • Are full-time (registered for 12 or more credits)
  • 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, and academic and professional recommendations.

Mail transcripts and recommendation letters SGIA Headquarters:

Attn: Scholarship
10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031

Recipient Notification

Scholarship award recipients will be announced no later than May 31. All recipients will be notified by 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, for use during the Fall and Spring semesters.

If you have any questions about the SGIA Scholarship, contact Heidi Ashley.