HURST, Texas - Gimbel Advantage Preferred Group Purchasing is proud to announce the creation of the annual “Herman L. Gimbel (Hy) and Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship.” In partnership with EDSF (Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation), this new scholarship has been created to honor the contributions of Hy and Audrey Gimbel.
Hy was a pioneer and leader of the print industry and started his business in 1938. He was the president of Electronic Reproduction Service (ERS), Xerographic Reproduction Center, Inc. and Madison Square Offset Company. He also served as the Chairman of Manhattan Chapter #9, the Society of Reproduction Engineers, a national organization made up of 175 members. In addition, he also worked with Itek developing Ink for the Itek Automatic Duplication System.
When Hy passed away in 1978, his wife Audrey immediately became the President and CEO of Xerographic Reproduction Center, Inc. in New York City and it became a Women Owned Business Enterprise. Audrey supported customer presentations and meetings on a high level relating to contract customers and participated in meetings with the International Printer’s Network in Germany.
Hy and Audrey were committed to their business, but their true passions were their family and yachting.
The creation of this scholarship will ensure that their legacy will live on for generations to come.
The “Hy Gimbel and Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship” will award $1,000 annually to a bright, up-and-coming full-time student committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. Eligibility requirements include: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA of a 4.0 scale and full-time status at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2017. International students may apply. EDSF will begin accepting applications for this scholarship in January, 2017 and the scholarship will be awarded July 15th, 2017.
To learn more about EDSF or to enquire about the scholarship, visit www.edsf.org or contact Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director, at 817-849-1145 or via e-mail at [email protected].