We’ve been working hard with the Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) to make the scholarship application process as streamlined as possible. We know prospective college students are busy people so the easier the better, right? With that in mind, you’ll be pleased to know that the PGSF application is completely online and a breeze to fill out!

The new application process is pretty slick.  Once you log into printing.org, you’ll be able to save a draft of your application as you complete the steps. Need to take a break to walk the dogs? Need to check a few facts before moving on with your essay? No problem whatsoever. You can start or stop the application whenever you’d like.

Obtaining a referral from a professor or mentor has also been improved. Once the  primary application is finished, you’ll receive a URL to send to your referral. All they’ll need to do is click the link and they’ll be taken to a page asking them for the applicant’s name, email address, and the usual referral questions. Once they’ve finished filling out the referral form, an email will be sent to us with the information as well as the applicant to let them know that their referral came through.

One thing that hasn’t changed is that transcripts must still be mailed in. With privacy concerns there’s no great way to transfer that data digitally.

We’re excited to offer a streamlined process and we hope prospective students in the graphic communication field take advantage of this new feature. If you have any questions about the application, you can leave a comment on this blog post or email Bernie Eckert, PGSF Administrator at beckert@printing.org. The application can be found here and applicants have until April 1, 2012 to apply for a scholarship.