Recipients represent College of the Ozarks, Georgia Southern University, Illinois State University, Pittsburg State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Fairfax, Virginia — SGIA is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the SGIA Scholarship:
Samantha Keller (Goodhue, Minnesota), University of Wisconsin-Stout, Major: Cross-Media Graphics Management
Flora Lawson (Hartville, Missouri), College of the Ozarks, Major: Graphic Arts
Lea Layva (Seneca, Missouri), Pittsburg State University, Major: Graphic Communications
Sylvia Ma (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Ryerson University, Major: Graphic Communications Management
Kayla Mattson (Germantown, Illinois), Illinois State University, Major: Graphic Communications
Chad McCartney (Branson, Missouri), College of the Ozarks, Major: Graphic Arts
Heidi McClain (Fayetteville, Georgia), Georgia Southern University, Major: Graphic Design, Minor: Graphic Communications Management
Mitchell Morgan (Maplewood, Minnesota), Rochester Institute of Technology, Major: Media Arts and Technology (Note: 2016 SGIA Scholarship recipient)
Maya Seto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Ryerson University, Major: Graphic Communications Management
Amanda Whyte (Markham, Ontario, Canada), Ryerson University, Major: Graphic Communications Management
SGIA selected the recipients from a pool of 32 applicants, based on 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.
Each student has received $2,000 to support their plans to attend post-secondary education in the Fall 2017 semester at an active SGIA Educational Institution member school.
“These scholarships do more than help promising, hard-working students advance on their career paths in our exciting industry. They help SGIA strengthen our industry and its future workforce,” said Erin Nuss, Associate Manager of Education, SGIA. She added, “Judging by the applications, the future of our industry is in very good hands!”
The scholarships are funded by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation, SGIA’s nonprofit educational affiliate, which is supported by generous donations from endowment investors and industry leaders.