Creating the Next Generation of Graphic Communicators
In 2018, the PIAG Educational Foundation announced the inaugural John Dillard Memorial Scholarships,
named after then-President of Dillard Paper Company, who provided PIAG a $100,000 grant to start the
Educational Foundation. The PIAG Educational Foundation has partnered with the Print and Graphics
Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) to award scholarships each year to students interested in the graphic
Eligibility requirements include:
- Recipient is, or will be, enrolled in a graphic communications program at a technical school, college,
or university within the U.S. (undergraduate or graduate).
- Recipient must be a resident of Georgia.
- Recipient must have a 3.0 GPA or better.
- Official transcripts or a copy must be submitted online with the application.
- Children or grandchildren of PIAG member companies, as well as SkillsUSA Georgia participants,
receive special consideration based on the points system.
- Full-time and part-time scholarships are available. To be eligible for a part-time scholarship, applicant
must be currently employed by a company in the graphic communications industry.
- For part-time applicants, no transcripts or GPA are required for the initial application unless
you are currently enrolled in a program.
- Two recommendations are required. You will be asked to provide contact information on the application
and PGSF will contact them directly. Apply early to give your referral enough time to respond before the application site closes!
Applications are accepted via PGSF's website from November - May. Applications are evaluated and judged
during May and June and recipients will be notified in July and August prior to the school year.
- PGSF School Directory - PGSF has created a directory of U.S. technical schools, colleges, and universities
where courses in graphic communications or printing are offered. The schools are listed first alphabetically
by state and then alphabetically by school within that state. Download Directory
- PGSF Print & Graphic Communications Career Guide - Not sure what opportunities exist within the print
industry? The Career Guide provides an overview of the various positions and skills required for different
positions within the industry. Download Career Guide
Applications for 2023 - 2024 have closed.
Applications for 2024-2025 will be open
November 2023 - May 2024.
Image: 2022 Poster Winner Emma Kostick,
Appalachian State University