I recently traveled to Orlando, FL for the GRAPH EXPO conference for printing, mailing, shipping and marketing enthusiasts. This was my 9th year attending the show which meant that industry professionals became familiar friendly faces.
As I walked on the showroom floor, I spotted Education Mainstreet which included colleges, universities and scholarship foundations. I developed a video for The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation, as I was a scholarship recipient during college. I attended Ferris State University in the Graphic Media Management program. What do you think of my accomplished success as a recepient?
I was flattered to learn that PGSF also used an image of me as their homepage carousel, do you recognize where I am? The Mac Lab at Ferris State University.
Funding for school is important for this day in age because student loans can down you. There are opportunities available but you must seek motivation to apply and follow up. My advice for younger students would be to not wait – as applications do take time and you want to put your best foot forward when talking about the value of “you” — What talents can you bring to the industry? What are your hopes / fears when becoming a professional in printing? What motivates you to want to work with printers and designers? Think about all of these thoughts and collect your responses on paper. These responses will help you craft the best application when applying for print specific scholarships.
If you are a print or graphic design student, learn more about funding opportunities by PGSF
PGSF has done great things for many students. Check out our testimonial page to see for yourself. https://t.co/UiUJ2H3lOm
— PGSF (@PGSFScholar) September 27, 2016