Print Industry Scholarship Opportunities
Regionally and nationally, the print industry’s associations are committed to assisting individuals with their educational plans for a career in graphic communications.
Students in a qualified two, three or four-year printing management or technical program in a post-secondary Canadian school may be eligible for one of the scholarships offered nationally through the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) or through BCIT’s Lorne Patterson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Each is easy to apply for, and greatly reduce the cost of your program. The CPISTF scholarship value of $1,250 is administered and managed through the CPIA – for an up to date list of their approved programs and scholarship details, visit printscholarships.ca
Printforward’s annual memorial grant of $500 is issued in the name of long-time industry leader Lorne Patterson, and is aligned with BCIT’s Graphic Communications Technology program. For more information on the dynamic and evolving GTEC program and scholarship qualification, contact Wayne Collins, Program Head at Wayne_Collins@bcit.ca or visit our Industry Education Page.
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making ‘The PrintForward, Printing & Imaging Association – Lorne Patterson Memorial Award’ possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honour and I am deeply appreciative of your support.
After high school graduation, I worked at small print shops for over 10 years. Although I gained years of valuable experience, I still felt like I was never properly trained, and I was not confident in applying for better positions in the industry. It took me a lot of courage to step out of my paycheque-to-paycheque lifestyle and become a full-time student again at BCIT. Students in the GTEC program have to take 8-10 courses per term, making balancing part-time work with school incredibly difficult. I learned in Economics that to give up our jobs is one of the costs that many students must accept in order to attain higher education, training, and become productive and effective future employees in the print industry. That is why it means so much to me that you have offered this scholarship to me. Thank you so much again for unloading financial stress and for giving me the opportunity to continue my studies in the program.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I promise you I will work very hard to become the best that I can be, and eventually give back to others in the society just like what you and your organization did.