Eligibility for a scholarship is dependent on a student meeting all of the following criteria:
- Must be enrolled in or plan to be enrolled in the first year of an approved program.
- Must be enrolled for a minimum of two years, on a full-time basis, in a printing management or technical program (not art or design) in a post-secondary Canadian school
- Must have a high school grade of at least 75% if applying for a college program, or at least 80% if applying for a university program. If transferring from a college or university, a grade of at least 80% or GPA of 3.0 is required for either a college or university program.
- Must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue to receive their scholarship regardless of the program chosen.
- Must have a commitment to pursue a career in the printing industry (this could include management, estimating, pre-press, press, sales, etc.).
To ensure the validity of the fourth point, students must consent to, and prepare a one page presentation outlining their reason for pursuing this course of study and explaining what they can contribute to the future of the industry. Based upon the student’s responses and level of enthusiasm, a final decision on scholarship qualification will be made by the Board of Trustees of the Fund. The requirement for an interview is part of the screening process for all new applicants.
Students must be enrolled in an approved course of study which will provide him or her with sound basic skills in preparation for a printing industry career. Any college or university offering such a full-time two, three or four-year certification program would be acceptable as an approved school. The eligibility of any particular course or institution is at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, whose decision is final. Part-time students or those enrolled in design or art courses are not eligible for scholarships from the Fund.