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EDSF Scholarship Program


Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 40

The EDSF scholarship program was initiated in 1999 to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry. The industry encompasses the wide range of businesses and professionals involved in the creation, management, production, distribution and storage of print and electronic documents.

The EDSF scholarship program is supported by companies and individuals involved in the Document Management and Graphic Communications industry including:
4over, Allegra Network, Bell + Howell, Canon, Conduit, Inc. – Publisher of CANVAS Magazine, Darwill, EFI, Franchise Services, FranNet, Gimbel & Associates, GMC Software, InfoTrends, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, NAPCO Media, Pitney Bowes, PrinterPresence, Schilling Inkjet Consulting, Veritiv Corporation, Videk, X-Rite, and Xerox Corporation.

In addition to the scholarships funded by EDSF supporters, EDSF administers scholarships for the following companies: Alliance Franchise Brands, Crawford Technologies, Franchise Services, Gimbel Advantage Preferred Group Publishing, HP, InfoTrends, The Hoods Memorial Fund, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, and OutputLinks Communications Group.

Available Awards: Minimum of 40
Award Value: $1000 - $5,000 USD
Application Period: Applications are accepted January 16-May 1.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017.
Recipient Announcement: Scholarship recipients will be contacted no later than July 31 by email and phone. A list of scholarship recipients will also be posted on this website.

Scholarship Descriptions
All of the scholarships below are Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships. By completing the scholarship application, you are applying for all of the scholarships below. Note: Scholarship names and award amounts are subject to change.

EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships - awards range from $1,000 - $5,000
Multiple scholarships awarded
Academic focus includes Document Management and Graphic Communications careers.

Andy and Julie Plata Honorary Scholarship – $2,000
EDSF Board of Directors
This scholarship is a Graphic Arts Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship, provided to a student in a graphic arts related program who displays an entrepreneurial spirit.

Carl Gerhardt Scholarship Program by Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail - $1,000
Sponsored by Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail
Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers.

Charles H. ‘Chuck’ Forman – Crawford Technologies Scholarship – $1,000
Sponsored by Ernie & Jamie Crawford, Crawford Technologies
Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to students attending school in either New Jersey or New York.

Charlie Corr Memorial Scholarship – $2,000
Sponsored by InfoTrends
Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers.

Don F. Lowe Scholarship – $2,000
Sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc. honoring Don F. Lowe, CEO of Franchise Services, Inc. the parent company of Sir Speedy and PIP.
Students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in Graphic Communication.

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship – $2,000
Sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc. honoring the PIP franchisee of the year
Students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in Graphic Communication.

Franchise Services, Inc. Sir Speedy Scholarship – $2,000
Sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc. honoring the Sir Speedy franchisee of the year.
Students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in Graphic Communication.

Frank Romano Lifetime Achievement Scholarship - $2,000
Sponsored by EDSF
Students must attend Rochester Institute of Technology and be pursuing a degree in Print Media.

Hoods Memorial Scholarship - $2,000
Sponsored by EDSF
Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to students interested in marketing and public relations.

Herman L. Gimbel (Hy) and Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Sponsored by Gimbel Advantage Preferred Group Purchasing
Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers.

Konica Minolta Women in Technology Scholarship - $2,500
Sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Honoring an outstanding female student who is studying science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or another related field and whose academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers.

Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship - $2,000
Sponsored by EDSF Board of Directors
Academic focus includes Document Management and Graphic Communications careers.

OutputLinks Communications Group John A. Lopiano Endowed Scholarship - $2,000
Sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group
Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to students who work in or whose family member has worked or currently works in a segment of the graphic arts or communications industry.

OutputLinks Communications Group Woman of Distinction - $5,000
Sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group
Honoring an outstanding female student who excels both academically and in their participation of extracurricular activities. Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graph Communication careers. Award preference is given to submissions from women previously honored as OutputLinks Communications Group Women of Distinction.

Rod Key Memorial Scholarship - Two scholarships at $1,500 each
Sponsored by HP and Dscoop
Established in memory of industry leader Rod Key, this scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a Graphic Information Technology degree from Arizona State University.

Youth in Print Scholarship - $2,000
Multiple scholarships may be awarded
Sponsored by NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions
The Youth in Print Scholarship program was initiated by NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the Print, Document Management and Graphic Communication industry.


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