Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Program

About the Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Program:

The Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Program was launched by the Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Consortium (IGCSC), whose members represented the Great Lakes Graphics Association, the Graphic Communications Guild, and the former Calumet Ben Franklin Club.

Starting in 2013 these three associations joined together to host the Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing, and it continues to be co-hosted by the Graphic Communications Guild and the Great Lakes Graphics Association. The proceeds from the outing support scholarships for deserving students in Illinois who are seeking continuing education in the graphic communications field. Since our inaugural golf outing, 91 scholarships totaling more than $159,500 have been awarded.

As of October 1, 2019, our scholarship program is administered by the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). The same eligibility requirements established by the IGCSC are followed, and a representative from the Illinois printing industry sits on the PGSF board of directors. Currently, our Illinois representative is Stephen Richards, Vice President of Richards Graphic Communications, Bellwood, IL.

PGSF is a not-for-profit, private, graphics industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college and technical school scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. Recipients include full-time students as well as those working who seek additional education in our industry. For more information, visit

Your support is welcome to help assure the continuance of our scholarship program. To make a cash contribution to the scholarship fund, please contact PGSF at (866) 556-PGSF or


Two winners are presented with their scholarships. 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:

2021 Scholarship Winners
2020 Scholarship Winners
2019 Scholarship Winners
2018 Scholarship Winners
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2016 Scholarship Winners
2015 Scholarship Winners
2014 Scholarship Winners