2 September 2011
Printing industry students awarded scholarships
OTTAWA—The Canada Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has doled out $83,750 in scholarships to 61 students for the current school year.

Of that amount, $50,000 went to first-year students and the remainder to students already in an approved program, according to the CPISTF.

While the value of each scholarship is $1,250, the funds' board of trustees  decided that students showing "a high level of talent" are eligible for a Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarship at a value of $5,000. The board awarded two Wilkins scholarships this year; one to Christine MacCallum of Mississauga, ON, and Jessica Klein of Hanover,ON, who will both be attending Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management in starting this September, noted the CPISTF.

Wilkins was a former president of Webcom in Toronto and was chosen as Graphic Monthly's Printer of the Year in 2003. Graphic Monthly is a printing industry magazine associated with PrintCAN.

“There was an exceptional group of applicants once again this year and we are very pleased to be able to support 61 dedicated students in their pursuit of a career in the graphic communications industry," said Don Gain, chairman of the fund.

The CPISTF was initiated in 1971 "through the efforts of a group of visionary printing industry executives." Since then, "hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to the fund as a result of the generosity of firms and individuals associated with the printing industries in Canada."

All scholarship applicants must be enrolled in or plan to be enrolled in a full-time two, three or four year approved program and exhibit a commitment to pursue a career in the printing industry.

For more information on the fund, and a list of current donors, click here.

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