CPISTF Awards $56,000 to Students

PrintAction Staff
September 28, 2015
By PrintAction Staff
Don Gain, Chairman, Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund.
Don Gain, Chairman, Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund.

The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund helped 35 post-secondary students, enrolled in educational programs relating to the printing industry, begin the school year on a positive note by awarding $56,000 in scholarships.

A total of $38,000 was provided to 23 new students enrolled in the first year of an approved course of study and $18,000 in scholarships was given to 12 students continuing in a program.

At a May 2015 Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) meeting of trustees, the board approved to increase the scholarship amount received by each student from $1,250 to $1,500 per year, to help offset the increasing cost of tuition.

CPISTF’s Board of Trustees also awarded the 2015/16 Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarship to Courtney Thompson, who began her program at the Nova Scotia Community College this September. The Warren Wilkins Scholarship, named after the founder of Toronto’s Webcom, provides a value of $5,000 to a student exhibiting a high level of talent.

“Every year the Board of Trustees is challenged to select the best and the brightest as recipients of our scholarships and this year was no exception," said Don Gain, Chairman of the CPISTF initiative. "We are pleased to be able to support [35] students in their pursuit of a career in the graphic communications industry."

CPISTF was initiated in 1971 and has since provided over a million dollars of funding to students pursuing a career in the graphic communications industry.

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