Graphic Design Students: Apply to Receive a $2,000 Scholarship from SGIA

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No matter what your degree track, trying to figure out how you’re going to finance your college career is never a pleasant experience.

Stacking loans on top of loans will get the job done — but you’ll end up paying them off for years to come.

A little financial aid can go a long way if you play your cards right, but no matter how you stretch your budget, there’s almost never enough to cover an entire four years of school.

But what’s a poor (we’ve all been there!) college student to do? Apply for scholarships like it’s your job. (I mean, in terms of trading time for money, it’s sort of the same thing.)

So let us help you get started on your road to being financially worry free: Here’s a scholarship open to students pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management.

The scholarship is being awarded by SGIA, or the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, and can be used during the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters to pay for tuition, books or room and board.

Apply for the 2018 SGIA Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,000

Scholarships awarded: 15

For consideration, applicants must:

  • Plan to attend an SGIA Educational Institution Member college or university domestically or internationally for the fall 2018 semester
  • Be committed to pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology or printing management
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale

To apply to receive this scholarship award, qualified students must:

  • Email or mail in two academic and professional letters of recommendation
  • Email or mail in your school transcript

Note: The application contains an essay portion. It is recommended that you write the essay in a separate Word document and then copy and paste your final draft into the application box. You will be able to leave and return to the application itself by using the “save and continue later” function.

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018

To find out more about judging criteria and for more details about how to apply and where to send mail-in items, go here.

To go straight to the application portal, go here.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.