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PGSF awards more than $300,000 in scholarships

Oct 17, 2001 12:00 AM

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The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) (Pittsburgh), a GATF affiliate that provides scholarship assistance, has completed its annual scholarship selection process for the 2001-2002 academic year. It has granted $301,000 to 226 students pursuing careers in the graphic arts, with an average of $1,300 per student.

Most of the PGSF scholars are majoring in a graphic communications program, while 85 are enrolled in more technical printing programs. Eight of the students hope to become technical instructors, while the remaining six will study miscellaneous programs.

Screened from more than 1,500 applicants, this year’s recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and clearly defined goals for a career in the printing industry. More than half were first-time recipients of a PGSF scholarship.

For more information on scholarships or contributing to PGSF, contact Bernadine Eckert, program administrator, at (412) 741-6860 ext. 309 or e-mail Students who maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and intend on studying in an approved graphic communications or printing management program can obtain a scholarship application at