The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual scholarship. The 15 students – including two students from Ryerson University – representing eight colleges and universities, were chosen from a field of more than 200 applicants.
Each student has received $2,000 to support their plans to attend post-secondary education in the fall 2018 semester at an active SGIA Educational Institution member school.
Congratulations to all the winners including Ryerson University’s Edwin Bang, Freshman, Graphic Communication Management, and Natalie Hague, Sophomore, Graphic Communication Management.
A small group of SGIA committee members evaluated students based on their 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.
Erin Nuss, Manager of Academic and Training Programs, SGIA, called the selection process challenging.
“We had such a large field of students to choose from – more than six times as many as in 2017 – and the applications were so strong,” she said. “The industry has a lot to look forward to with these students coming into the workforce.”
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