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NPSOA establishes North American Scholarship Program

April 12, 2024  By PrintAction Staff

The National Print and Sign Owners Association (NPSOA) launches a student scholarship program for the children of its member-owners who aspire to pursue careers in the print and sign industry in North America.

“We are excited to invest back in the industry and its future, and there is no better place to start than with our members and their families,” says Nathaniel Grant, board chair.

The association has initially dedicated $10,000 per year towards supporting this initiative.


Eligibility criteria

  • Children of full-member company owners in good standing with the National Print and Sign Owners Association, who are pursuing a career in printing management, printing technology, or graphic design within the print and sign industry are eligible to apply.
  • Students currently enrolled or planning to enrol in a printing or graphics program at a North American technical school, college, or university, whether part-time or full-time, are eligible.
  • Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
  • As part of the scholarship application, applicants are required to submit official transcripts and a 1,000-word essay outlining their career goals and reasons for seeking the scholarship.
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in a Zoom interview with NPSOA’s board of directors.

Selection process

  • Applications must be received on or before May 31, 2024.
  • NPSOA’s board will evaluate each application carefully and award scholarships to those who best meet the criteria, with a focus on the application essay.

Scholarship amounts

  • Each scholarship shall be at least $2,500.
  • Students may apply to have their scholarships renewed provided they maintain their 3.0 GPA.
  • They must also agree to provide an update on their progress via a Zoom call with NPSOA’s board.

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