Graphic communications student receives $2,000 scholarship
June 19, 2017
Samantha Keller, a graphic communications student
at University of Wisconsin-Stout, was recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship from
the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.
selected 10 recipients from a pool of 32 applicants nationwide based on
academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to a career in graphic
communications, printing technology or printing management, extracurricular
activities, financial need, a one-page essay and academic and professional
will use the award to help pay for her last semester at UW-Stout. She said because
of the scholarship she can become more involved in organizations that support
great that SGIA can invest in students to help them fulfill their goals, while
seeing the value these students will bring in helping the industry grow in the
future,” Keller said.
Keller said her major prepares students for a wide variety of
career opportunities. “Every day my classes challenge me in different ways, and
I am always learning something new,” she said.
The Lake City, Minn., native will graduate in
December and is excited to start a career in the graphics industry. She hopes
to work at a printing or marketing company in Minnesota.
“I really love finding ways to help companies grow and improve
different processes,” Keller said. “I am also looking forward to connecting
with different professionals and to keep learning about the ever-changing
scholarships are funded by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation, SGIA’s
nonprofit educational affiliate, which is supported by donations from endowment
investors and industry leaders.
is a trade association for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment,
textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities.