Scholarship Programs

EF Corporate and Memorial Scholarships...
7 corporate and 4 memorial scholarships will be awarded in 2016.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 scholarship program.  Click here to download the application form.  The deadline for submission is April 29, 2016.  PLEASE NOTE: be sure to read the application carefully as the requirements for each scholarship differ slightly.

Scholarship Program

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at any one of the GEF-funded colleges or universities listed on this Web site. This includes enrollment at either a GEF-designated Gravure Resource Center or Educational Partner Program.

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time the scholarship is awarded. A declared major in Printing, Graphic Arts, or Graphic Communications must be demonstrated.

Applicant must exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success in his or her studies. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

DEADLINE: All scholarship applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail or email, faxes will not be accepted. All applications must be received by April 29, 2016.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students

Corporate Leadership Scholarships

Eight Corporate Leadership Scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 academic year in the amount of $1,500 each. These scholarships are made available through the generous support of the following companies:

ALCOA Foundation  
 
 

American Cylinder Products

 

 

The Cerutti Group
 
 

Fres-Co System USA

 

Gravure Publishing Council


National Geographic Society


Steingraeber-ENULEC

 



 ALCOA Foundation Corporate Scholarship

Alcoa Foundation is a nonprofit U.S. corporate foundation with assets of approximately $542 million. Its’ mission is to actively invest in the quality of life in Alcoa communities worldwide. Throughout its history, Alcoa Foundation has been a source of positive community change and enhancement, with over US$465 million invested since 1952. For more than a half a century, Alcoa Foundation’s focus has been helping communities, building partnerships, and changing lives. Its mission is to actively invest in the quality of life in Alcoa communities worldwide, combining funding with hands-on support from employee volunteers. Alcoa Foundation will provide a $1500 scholarship to a student who demonstrates leadership and academic accomplishments. Applicants must be enrolled on a full time basis at one of the GEF designated learning resource centers. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

American Cylinder Products Scholarship

A manufacturer of Rotogravure printing cylinder cores where the "customer is boss". One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com.

The Cerutti Group Corporate Scholarship

The Cerutti Group is a leading manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for clients worldwide. Major business lines include: gravure publication printing presses and variable cut-off folders; gravure presses for the printing and converting of food packaging; gravure presses for the decorative industry, such as woodgrains, wallpaper, gift wrap, floor covering, etc.; gravure presses for the carton printing industry; Zerand platen diecutting equipment; Flexotecnica central impression printing presses for film, paper, and carton board; and converting machinery for use in-line or separate from our printing equipment. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

Fres-Co System USA Corporate Scholarship

For more than 30 years, Fres-co System USA, Inc. has manufactured high-performance flexible packaging systems and invented dozens of innovative breakthroughs including degassing valves, modified atmosphere technologies, and reclosure systems. Their packaging systems are employed by Fortune 500 leaders in food markets and industrial/chemical markets as well as some of the most famous specialty brands in America-all of whom require the most demanding packaging standards. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

The Gravure Publishing Council Scholarship

The Gravure Publishing Council (GPC) is an organization headed by end-users of gravure printing.Gravure Publishing Council Scholarship was established to promote and advance gravure as the preferred printing method for high-quality catalogs, inserts, supplements, and other direct marketing materials and to assist young people to enter the industry. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

National Geographic Society Corporate Scholarship

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

Steingraeber-ENULEC Scholarship

Steingraeber is the North American branch of Enulec GmbH the global leader in (ESA) Electrostatic Assist Systems utilized on rotogravure printing presses for elimination of dot skip and complete gravure cell ink evacuation to substrate. Enulec was founded by renowned Physicist Hubertus Dettke 35 years ago in Trittau Germany. Today Enulec has operations in all rotogravure markets worldwide and holds a multitude of awards for their innovations made to improve the electrostatic safety and graphic quality standards of gravure printing. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com


Memorial Scholarships

Four Memorial Scholarships, three in the amount of $1,000 and one in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded during the 2016 academic year. These scholarships honor the memory of former leaders and supporters of "Gravure Education”.

Warren Daum Memorial Scholarship

Warren Daum, former President of the Gravure Technical Association and founding president emeritus of the Gravure Education Foundation, served the Gravure industry for more than 45 years. He established alliances and partnerships between corporate leaders and educational institutions leading to international conferences, educational seminars, industry textbooks, and the publishing of GRAVURE magazine. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

Harry V. Quadracci Memorial Scholarship

During his lifetime, Harry filled many roles: printer, leader, innovator, visionary, entrepreneur, family man, friend and a true believer of education. Harry was known as an industry icon for his many innovative ideas and commitment to technological advancement. His dedication to the industry continued through his involvement and love of the industry. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Gravure Education Foundation and the Gravure Association of America. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a student enrolled on a full-time basis at any of the Printing Management/Graphic Arts programs at one of the GEF designated learning Resource Centers. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater and exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success. Student must demonstrate either extra-curricular involvement in school activities or community involvement and a financial need. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

Robert "Bob" Strahan Memorial Scholarship

Throughout his career, Bob devoted a great deal of time to promoting the printing industry. Bob served in virtually every executive position, on a number of committees, and as a board member for the Gravure Technical Association, the Gravure Association of America, and the Gravure Education Foundation. While Bob was instrumental in the early development of industry policy, his real interests were in furthering gravure education to support industry growth. Bob was the founding Trustee for the Gravure Education Foundation, which promoted industry-education partnerships and offered college scholarships, and continued his involvement as Trustee Emeritus for the remainder of his career. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com

Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Werner "Dutch" B. Thiele, founder of Thiele-Engdahl, Inc., this scholarship commemorates two of his life-long goals: to promote gravure as a print process for high quality packaging, and to encourage and assist young people as they enter the industry. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded annually to students enrolled on a full-time basis at one of the GEF designated Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University,  Clemson University, Murray State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Western Michigan University and Pittsburg State University. Applicant must be at least a sophomore in college at the time of the award with a minimum GPA of 3.0. One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded.

Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students
Contact: Rod Sosa, GEF Trustee, rsosa@fresco.com


Congratulations to the 2016 Corporate and Memorial Scholarship Winners

 

Ruoxi Ma, Western Michigan University (Winner of the Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship)

 

 

 

Grace Gurucharri, Clemson University (Winner of the Fres-Co System USA Corporate Scholarship)

 

 

 

 

Jenna Bodenhausen, Clemson University (Winner of the Harry V. Quadracci Memorial Scholarship)

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Schneider, University of Wisconsin Stout (Winner of the Warren Daum Memorial Scholarship)

 

 

 

 

 

Nuchjarin Pareeratanasomporn, Rochester Institute of Technology (Winner of the National Geographic Society Corporate Scholarship)

 

 

 

 

Samantha Keller, University of Wisconsin Stout (Winner of the Alcoa Foundation Corporate Scholarship)  

 

 

 

 

Natalie Mlodzinski, Clemson University (Winner of the Gravure ublishing Council Corporate Scholarship)

 

 

 


Manoj Narayan Ahire, Western Michigan University (Winner of the Robert Strahan Memorial Scholarship)

 

 

 

 

 

Tavin Boynton, Cal Poly (Winner of the American Cylinder Products Corporate Scholarship)

 

 


Mitchell Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology (Winner of the Cerutti Group Scholarship)  

Jessica Fauria, Cal Poly (Winner of the Steingraeber-ENULEC Corporate Scholarship)