SGIA Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

15 students receive $2,000 each.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Assn. (SGIA; Fairfax, VA) announced the recipients of its annual scholarship for 2018. The 15 students, from eight colleges and universities, were chosen from a field of more than 200 applicants. Each student received $2,000 to support their post-secondary education in the Fall 2018 semester at an active SGIA Educational Institution member school. Following are the schools, the students who received scholarships and their areas of study:

California Polytechnic State Univ.
Emily Anderson, Senior, Graphic Communication
Cecilia Voigt, Senior, Graphic Communication

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

Clemson Univ.
Molly James, Freshman, Graphic Communications
Clayce Reid, Sophomore, Graphic Communications

College of the Ozarks
Autumn Scott, Senior, Graphic Art

Illinois State Univ.
Christine Gesell, Junior, Graphic Communications
Tyler Phillips, Senior, Graphic Communications

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

Ryerson Univ.
Edwin Bang, Freshman, Graphic Communication Management
Natalie Hague, Sophomore, Graphic Communication Management

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

A small group of SGIA committee members evaluated students based on their academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management, extracurricular activities, financial need, a one-page essay and academic and professional recommendations, according to the association. "We had such a large field of students to choose from -- more than six times as many as in 2017 -- and the applications were so strong!” said Erin Nuss, manager of academic and training programs for SGIA. “The industry has a lot to look forward to with these students coming into the workforce.”

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