Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship Program:

Now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The proceeds from the Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing support scholarships for deserving students in Illinois who are seeking continuing education in the graphic communications field. Since our inaugural golf outing in 2013, the participating organizations have awarded almost 60 scholarships totaling more than $100,000.

The Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Consortium is made up of the Great Lakes Graphics Association, the Calumet Ben Franklin Club and the Graphic Communications Guild, and is a subcommittee of GLGA’s Illinois Education Task Force chaired by Dr. Dan Wilson, Professor of Graphic Communications at Illinois State University. Candidates for scholarship awards must be enrolled in a graphic communications program or have been accepted into a program. New scholarship recipients are selected every spring and are honored at GLGA’s Graphics Excellence Awards Celebration in May.

Your support is welcome to help assure the continuance of these scholarship programs. To make a cash contribution to the scholarship fund, please contact Bill Gibson at (312) 704-5000,


About the Participating Organizations:

Great Lakes Graphics Association, established in 1886, is a trade association dedicated to representing the graphics arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through education, promotions, networking, buying power and government affairs. GLGA is the result of a merger with Printing Industries of Illinois/Indiana (PII) and Printing Industries of Wisconsin (PIW) and is an affiliate member of Printing Industries of America.

Graphic Communications Guild, formerly The Printers Guild, was created in 1920 as a way to promote, encourage and foster a spirit of friendly relationships, cooperation and mutual education among printers and the allied trades. The Guild presents hosted tours and educational meetings throughout the year.

Calumet Ben Franklin Club, established in 1909, represents printers guided by the founding fathers original charter; to help printers and the allied trades of the South Side of the City of Chicago and communities adjacent. The Club hosts regular meetings and networking events throughout the year.



Two 2017 winners are presented with their scholarships by members of the consortium. From left: Michael Divita, Harper College; Professor Patty Bruner, Harper College; Dr. Dan Wilson, Illinois State University; and two-time winner Victor Osuyak, ISU.

Scholarship Winners:

2018 Scholarship Winners

2017 Scholarship Winners

2016 Scholarship Winners

2015 Scholarship Winners

2014 Scholarship Winners