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EDSF to host inaugural scholarship night at Graph Expo

Jul 16, 2010 12:00 AM

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The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) will hold its first-ever Scholarship Night event during Graph Expo 2010. The event will take place Tuesday, October 5, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place adjacent to the show.

Each year, EDSF provides scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to students studying for careers in the document management and graphic communications industry. Themed "Give Back at Graph," the EDSF Scholarship Night is aimed at increasing awareness of the need for industry scholarships, and to encourage greater industry participation in raising funds for EDSF's scholarship program.

"It's hard to imagine a more challenging business environment than what we are currently experiencing," says Brenda Kai, executive director, EDSF. "Despite all the uncertainty, however, there remains a critical need to attract and foster the development of the next generation of business professionals. We are delighted to be coming to Graph Expo to host 'Give Back at Graph.' It's a wonderful opportunity to show support for students needing scholarship assistance and to help shape the future generation."

GASC president Ralph Nappi adds, "All of us can remember back to when we were first starting out in our careers, and the amount of support that we received from mentors and industry veterans. The EDSF Scholarship Night provides an ideal opportunity to give back, help mentor the next generation of graphic communications professionals, and support the future of our industry."

"Give Back at GRAPH" will include a cocktail networking hour, a dinner, a keynote speaker and student testimonials. In addition, there will be silent and live auctions of industry products and services, and national sports-team memorabilia. Close to 500 guests are expected at the event; all interested graphic communications professionals are invited to attend. For more information or to reserve a table for the EDSF Scholarship Night, contact: Brenda Kai, EDSF Executive Director, at