Pittsburgh, Pa., October 17, 2003 — Recognizing a need to facilitate the entry and education of more young people in the graphic arts, a new scholarship has been created in the name of Suttle-Straus, Inc., of Waunakee, Wisconsin. The permanent endowed scholarship becomes the latest addition to the Gutenberg Society of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). The Society recognizes donors providing a gift commitment of $100,000 or more.
The Suttle-Straus scholarship will provide students with $1,500 each to assist them in pursuing a career in printing. The scholarship is specifically structured to give a preference to students at one- or two-year technical school. The criteria further stipulates that recipients be either a resident of or attend a school within Wisconsin.
"Quite often, students attending technical schools are not provided with this kind of financial support. Offering this opportunity to young people, through PGSF, is an excellent way for us to meet both their needs and our own," states John Berthelsen, president of Suttle-Straus.
Suttle-Straus, Inc., is a commercial printer located in the Madison, Wisconsin, area with over 170 employees, generating more than $26 million in annual sales. The company has been recognized as one of the leading printers in the country through numerous awards, including a place in the NAPL Hall of Fame (1990). It has also been recognized as one of the "Top Fifty Fastest Growing" printers multiple times and is a three-time Best Workplace in America recipient.
Headquartered near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and affiliated with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, PGSF is a 46-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the graphic communications industry by providing scholarship assistance. For more information on scholarships or contributing to PGSF, please contact Bernadine Eckert, program administrator, at 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143-2600; telephone 412-741-6860, ext. 309; fax 412-741-2311; or email [email protected]