The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) continues its mandate of providing financial aid for students who are pursuing post-secondary education focused on the printing industry.
For the current school year, beginning in September, CPISTF recently awarded 46 students from across Canada with a combined $61,250 in scholarship funding. A total of $18,750 was awarded to 12 new students enrolled in the first year of an approved course of study. A further $42,500 was provided to 34 continuing students already enrolled in the scholarship program.
“Every year the Board of Trustees is challenged to select the best and brightest as recipients of our scholarships and this year was no exception. We are pleased to be able to support 46 students in their pursuit of a career in the graphic communications industry,” said Don Gain, Chairman of CPISTF.
The value of each annual scholarship is $1,250, but one student “exhibiting a high level of talent” is awarded $5,000 through the Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarship (WWPS). David Vega of Brampton, Ontario, received this year’s WWPS. He is attending Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management program in downtown Toronto.
The fund is largely driven by the independent support of firms and individuals within Canada’s printing community. All scholarship applicants must be enrolled in or plan to be enrolled in a full-time two-, three- or four-year approved program and exhibit a commitment to pursue a career in the printing industry.