Category Archives: Scholarships

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Opportunities

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private industry-directed organization that offers technical school, undergraduate, and graduate fellowship assistance to men and women interested in a career in the graphic communications field.

PGSF has two main missions. First, to attract young people to the industry and inform them (and their parents, school advisors, etc.) of the wide variety of CAREER OPPORTUNITIES available. Second, if they are pursuing post-secondary education in order to enter the field or are currently working and looking to continue their education part-time, we provide FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to them.

Brittani Takes Silver!

2021 SkillsUSA

Virtual National Leadership & Skills Conference
June 21 – 24, 2021

Congratulations to Graphic Design & Communications student Brittani Hodgkinson!

The Visual Art & Design Department of Salt Lake Community College is very proud of Brittani for bringing home the Silver Award in Advertising Design! Brittani placed second in this national contest showcasing career and technical education students. SkillsUSA conducts this contest annually as a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves more than 372,655 students and instructors annually.

From Brittani:

“Here is my submission for SkillsUSA nationals. I had 1.5 hours to do a technical challenge by recreating an advertisement (not posted here), and then 4 hours to complete 30+ hand drawn thumbnails, a logo, three instagram ads, a bag design, and a sticker.”

“The company was Greenie Feelys: Love the Earth and the goal was to present eco-awareness in a new and refreshing way. My focus was on loving the planet, which is why my logo is the earth in the shape of a heart. We had to do two versions: full color and single color.”

“For the ads, I decided to do something lighthearted and yet serious underneath by using mythological/aliens as an excuse to love the planet. I would have loved to draw in an alien ship in the first ad, but time was so crunched, I didn’t make it. I hope that you enjoy these designs!”

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Virag White organized the state event to allow Brittani to participate virtually. This was no small feat due to many security paramaters put forth by SkillsUSA. Many thanks to Virag for her dedication in supporting Brittani and representing the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department and Graphic Design & Communications program, as an expert SkillsUSA advisor!

Kudos Brittani!



The Mountain West Arts Conference (MWAC) is an annual, statewide conference for those working in – or connected to – Utah’s arts sector. Its goal is to connect arts/museums administrators, individual artists, college students, and arts educators, in addition to providing professional development opportunities. We believe this conference is a unique opportunity for members of the arts community to gather together to network, learn practical tools, and be inspired.

We are excited to announce that we are providing scholarships for university and college students to attend this year’s conference. The scholarship would cover the cost of the registration fee and the Governor’s Award Luncheon. If you know any students who would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please send them this email. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and preference is given to first time attendees. Art Works for Kids! has generously provided support for these scholarships.

Our keynote speaker will be Colleen Macklin, Associate Professor in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design. She will share her work around art, design, game design, and technology–featuring her own game “The Metagame”.

For additional information and links to the scholarship forms, please visit:

Mountain West Arts Conference

We look forward to seeing many interested and engaged students at the conference!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your assistance spreading the word about this scholarship opportunity.

Racquel Cornali
Community Arts Coordinator

617 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

OPPORTUNITY: Rocket Lawyer Scholarships

Rocket Lawyer is a web-based company that provides individuals and small to medium sized businesses with online legal services. It also provides a network of attorneys for consumers and small businesses to consult.

They are offering two $1000 scholarships. One is an Entrepreneurship Essay Contest and the other is a Legal Access Design Contest.

For more information on both:

This is not an endorsement for Traffic Safety Store. This is a scholarship information source only.

OPPORTUNITY: Young Driver Awards and Scholarships

From Traffic Safety Store Scholarships:

“For students looking outside of academics or athletics, safe driving scholarships are a unique opportunity to exercise creativity, promote lifesaving practices, and earn money for college. Many offer multiple awards and some provide up to $20,000 for college or trade school. We did some digging and compiled this list of competitions.”

These are just a few. Check back for updates.
1. Digital Responsibility’s Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
2. Comedy Driving Essay/Video Scholarship
3. Create Real Impact by Impact Teen Drivers
4. The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

This is not an endorsement for Traffic Safety Store. This is a scholarship information source only.

ePortfolio Scholarships Available

MoneyDid you know that SLCC gives out scholarships for great ePortfolios? Well, they do. You can read more about it at this site:

And here’s an ePortfolio Tuition Waiver Application.
ePortfolio Tuition Waiver Application

You know… graphic design students have the best, most fabulous designed ePortfolios!

Just saying… 😉

Anastasiya Bobrova Awarded Scholarship!


“Hi, my name is Anastasiya and I am currently pursuing degrees in Graphic Design, Web Design and a certificate in Graphic Communications. I was able to receive the PGSF scholarship thanks to recommendations from a couple of my favorite teachers and some persistence. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to dedicate more time to my classes, personal projects and new internship. I urge everyone to apply for everything they can find! FYI: I applied for the scholarship last year and was rejected, don’t get discouraged in your first search!”

PGSF photo

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of the PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.”

For more information, go to:

OPPORTUNITY: Top 15 Little-Known Scholarships For Women and Girls in 2015/2016


Nationwide — Every year, billions of dollars in scholarships are given away to students all over the world. These scholarships can be used to pay for college tuition, boarding, books, and more. Every scholarship has different criteria to be eligible, but all are not required to be repaid as long as the scholar continues to meet the guidelines.

Don’t miss your chance.

#1 – Executive Women International Scholarship Program: Offers scholarships to both male and female outstanding high school seniors who plan to pursue a four-year college degree program. Scholarships are based on academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and communication skills.

#2 – Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women: For women age 25 or older who want to complete their education. Candidates must complete a 500-word essay that explains the reasons for applying for the scholarship, how the funds will be used, and how the scholarship award will help them with their education and career goals.

To read the whole list please visit –

OPPORTUNITY: Scholarship App

Nick Pirollo was pitching a startup idea to Dorm Room Fund, a new student-run venture firm where Christopher Gray was partner, when the tables were suddenly turned. Gray listened to his plan to optimize the reach of hashtags, and, intrigued by Pirollo’s tech expertise, approached him about co-founding and building the product for another company, one that focused on connecting students with scholarships to pay for the steep price of college, now known as Scholly.

Read more about this please visit –

OPPORTUNITY: The Concussion Awareness Scholarship has been announced

2015 Scholarships Available

Concussion Awareness Scholarship
$1,000.00 Cash Scholarships
NOTICE: NO APPLICATION FEE REQUIRED. The cash scholarship may be used for any documented related expenses incurred during 2015 while pursuing your education or for any documented expenses you will incur for the 2015 college year. The process to apply for the scholarship has been made very easy and simple but you must read and follow instructions to be considered. No special exceptions will be made.

Up to TWELVE 1,000.00 Cash Scholarships for 2015.

ANY graduate or undergraduate student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university may apply. This “Concussion Awareness Scholarship” is available to all students not just student athletes.

Also, up to the first 10 applicants of each deadline month (see below) will receive one free physical video copy or digital access to The Pass Rusher a Football Concussion movie.

Contact your school’s scholarship office and request an application or apply online at
you may download the scholarship application there as well.

2015 POSTMARKED DEADLINES: Jan. 7, 2015, Feb. 7, 2015, March 7, 2015, April 7, 2015, May 7, 2015, June 7, 2015, July 7, 2015, Aug. 7, 2015, Sept. 7, 2015, Oct. 7, 2015, Nov. 7, 2015, and Dec. 7, 2015