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Gravure Education Foundation

Scholarship Program

GEF CORPORATE LEADERSHIP & MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS THE CERUTTI GROUP GRAVURE PUBLISHING COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP ALCOA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP NEWPAGE CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP WERNER B. THIELE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

HARRY V. QUADRACCI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MAY 31, 2010


GRAVURE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. In 1979, the founding trustees of GEF recognized that new technology had become a catalyst for changes in customer needs and demands, and for increased competition in the print communications marketplace. Those trustees also understood that technological change would continue to accelerate and that the industry’s next generation would require specialized education in order to manage and produce in the new business environment. Their foresight gave rise to the Gravure Education Foundation. Dedicated to promoting and supporting educational development to meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace, the Foundation encourages and supports programs that include extensive instruction in gravure technology. Now in its third decade, GEF is seeking to strengthen its support by implementing new educational initiatives and expanding its support of existing programs.

GEF CORPORATE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS Four Corporate Leadership Scholarships will be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year in the amount of $1,500 each. These scholarships are made available through the generous support of the following companies: •

The Cerutti Group – A worldwide partner for printing and converting technologies. The Cerutti Group maintains 55% of the market share in the manufacture of publication rotogravure presses. For more information, visit www.cerutti.it. • NewPage Corporation - NewPage is a manufacturer of various grades of paper used for publication, packaging and specialties. Their corporate headquarters is in Miamisburg, Ohio. • ALCOA Foundation - Alcoa Foundation is a nonprofit U.S. corporate foundation with assets of approximately $542million. Its’ mission is to actively invest in the quality of life in Alcoa communities worldwide. • The Gravure Publishing Council (GPC) - GPC is an organization headed by end-users of gravure printing.


GEF CORPORATE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS are available to students who meet the following criteria: 1.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time at any one of the GEF-funded colleges or universities. (The complete list appears at the end of this publication). This includes enrollment at either a GEF-designated Gravure Resource Center or Educational Partner Program, unless otherwise stated.

2. Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at the time the scholarship is awarded. A declared major in Printing, Graphic Arts, or Graphic Communications must be demonstrated. 3. Applicant must exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required. 4. Applicant must demonstrate leadership development efforts through clubs or associations, sports, community participation, or volunteer activity.

Application Process: 1.

Complete the attached GEF scholarship application form.

2. Submit a 250-word essay entitled “How I Can Contribute My Leadership Skills to the Print Communications Industry.” A separate essay must be submitted for each scholarship. 3. Submit a “student copy” of your college/university transcripts. 4. Mail or email completed application to: Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director GEF Foundation 75 West Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 email: bcarlson@gaa.org

Award: Five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each are awarded. Additional Information: For more information on any of the Corporate Leadership scholarships, write to the address above or email bcarlson@gaa.org. DEADLINE: All applications must be received by May 31, 2010. Applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail or e-mail, faxes will not be accepted.


GRAVURE PUBLISHING COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP The Gravure Publishing Council (GPC) is an organization headed by end-users of gravure printing. The goals of the GPC are to: •

Provide for the exchange of information on gravure printing between GAA member firms and publishers of catalogs, inserts, supplements, and other direct marketing materials.

Formulate recommendations to GAA member firms and to assist in their implementation.

Assist the GAA in developing and providing educational programs and materials regarding gravure to publishers of catalogs, inserts, supplements, and other direct marketing materials.

Cooperate with GAA committees and other industry organizations in the advancement of production standards for gravure catalogs, supplements, and other direct marketing materials.

The Gravure Publishing Council Scholarship was established to promote and advance gravure as the preferred printing method for high-quality catalogs, inserts, supplements, and other direct marketing materials and to assist young people to enter the industry.

THE GRAVURE PUBLISHING COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP is available to students who meet the following criteria: 1.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a college or university designated by GEF as a Gravure Resource Center. A complete listing of GEF Resource Centers may be found in the back of this publication. 2. Applicant must be at least a sophomore at the time the scholarship is awarded. 3. Applicant must exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success in his or her studies. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Application Process: 1. Complete the attached GEF scholarship application form. 2. Submit a 300-word essay that demonstrates your interest in gravure technology and the print communications industry. 3. Submit a “student copy” of your college/university transcripts. 4. Mail or email completed application to: Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director GEF Foundation 75 West Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 email: bcarlson@gaa.org

Award: One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded. DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail or email, faxes will not be accepted. All applications must be received by May 31, 2010.


NEWPAGE CORPORATION Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with $4.4 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2008. The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate c ollateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications and direct mail advertising. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis at one of the GEF designated learning resource centers. Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be a sophomore, junior or senior

NEWPAGE CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP is available to students who meet the following criteria: 1. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a college or university designated by GEF as a Gravure Resource Center. A complete listing of GEF Resource Centers may be found in the back of this publication. 2. Applicant must be at least a sophomore at the time the scholarship is awarded. 3. Applicant must exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success in his or her studies. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Application Process: 1.

Complete the attached GEF scholarship application form.

2. Submit a 300-word essay that demonstrates your interest in gravure technology and the print communications industry. 3. Submit a “student copy� of your college/university transcripts. 4. Mail or email completed application to: Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director GEF Foundation 75 West Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 email: bcarlson@gaa.org

Award: One (1) scholarship award of up to $1,500 will be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail or email, Faxes will not be accepted. All applications must be received by May 31, 2010


HARRY V. QUADRACCI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP During his lifetime, Harry filled many roles: printer, leader, innovator, visionary, entrepreneur, family man, friend and a true believer of education. Harry was known as an industry icon for his many innovative ideas and commitment to technological advancement. His dedication to the industry continued through his involvement and love of the industry. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Gravure Education Foundation and the Gravure Association of America.

THE HARRY V. QUADRACCI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is available to students who meet the following criteria: 1.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time on a full-time basis at any of the Printing Management/ Arts programs at one of the GEF designated learning Resource Centers..

2. Applicant must be at least a sophomore at the time the scholarship is awarded. 3. Applicant must exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success in his or her studies. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required. 4. Applicant must demonstrate either extra-curricular involvement in school activities or community involvement and a financial need.

Application Process: 1.

Complete the attached GEF scholarship application form.

2. Submit a 250 word essay entitled: “Why I have chosen printing as a career choice”. 3. Submit a “student copy” of your college/university transcripts. 4. Mail or email completed application to: Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director GEF Foundation 75 West Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 email: bcarlson@gaa.org

Award: One (1) scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail or email, Faxes will not be accepted. All applications must be received by May 31, 2010.


WERNER B. THIELE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Werner B. (Dutch) Thiele was born in Germany in 1904. His family emigrated to the U.S. when he was a boy. Dutch began his career with the Interchemical Printing Ink Corporation where he learned letterpress, offset, and gravure. Throughout his career, he worked in various areas of the gravure industry, ranging from the sale of gravure presses to the manufacture of gravure ink. In 1957, he formed Thiele-Pierano, Inc. supplying the packaging gravure industry with ink and service. Through reorganization in 1963, the company name was changed to Thiele-Engdahl, Inc. By 1988, the company grew to eight plants before being sold. Mr. Thiele passed away in 1990. The Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship was established to promote and advance gravure as the preferred printing method for high-quality packaging and to assist young people to enter the industry.

THE WERNER B. THIELE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is available to students who meet the following criteria: 1.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a college or university designated by GEF as a Gravure Resource Center. A complete listing of GEF Resource Centers may be found in the back of this publication.

2. Applicant must be at least a sophomore at the time the scholarship is awarded. 3. Applicant must exhibit scholarly performance and demonstrate academic success in his or her studies. A GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Application Process: 1.

Complete the attached GEF scholarship application form.

2. Submit a 300-word essay that demonstrates your interest in gravure technology. 3. Submit a “student copy� of your college/university transcripts. 4. Mail or email completed application to: Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director GEF Foundation 75 West Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 email: bcarlson@gaa.org

Applications lacking any of the above requirements will be eliminated from consideration. Awards: One scholarships in the amount of $1,000 is awarded annually. DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail or email, Faxes will not be accepted. All applications must be received by May 31, 2010


GEF Scholarship Program Application • • • • • •

Applications must be printed clearly or typewritten. Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 31, 2010. Applications received after this date will NOT be accepted. Grade transcripts are required for consideration. If applying for more than one scholarship, only one copy of student transcripts is required. Be sure to include the appropriate essay for each scholarship. Submit a separate essay for each scholarship for which you apply. If a scholarship is offered to you, you must reply in writing to Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director, within ten (10) days, stating whether or not you accept. If you do not do so, the offer by GEF becomes void.

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I am applying for: Please check as appropriate:

GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship - I have attached a 300-word essay entitled “How I Can Contribute My Leadership Skills to the Print Communications Industry.” Gravure Publishing Council Scholarship - I have attached a 300-word essay describing my interest in gravure technology and the print communications industry. NewPage Corporation Scholarship - I have attached a 300-word essay describing my interest in gravure technology and the print communications industry. Harry V. Quadracci Memorial Scholarship - I have attached a 250-word essay entitled “Why I have chosen printing as a career choice.” q Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship - I have attached a 300-word essay describing my interest in the gravure industry.

I have, read, and agree to abide by the Gravure Education Foundation’s policies for scholarships. If a scholarship if offered to me, I will reply in writing to Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director, within ten (10) days, stating whether or not I accept. Should I not do so, the offer by GEF becomes void.


Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ______________

Questions? Questions regarding these scholarships and/or application procedures may be addressed to: Bernadette Carlson, Executive Director GEF Foundation 75 West Century RoadParamus, NJ 07652 Tel: (201) 523-6042 E-mail: bcarlson@gaa.org

GEF-FUNDED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES GEF Designated Gravure Resource Centers Arizona State University California Polytechnic State University Clemson University Murray State University Rochester Institute of Technology University of Wisconsin-Stout Western Michigan University GEF Educational Partner Programs Central Missouri State University Pittsburg State University (Kansas)

GEF MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) is to promote and support educational development in gravure technology by raising and properly distributing money and resources to deserving educational institutions and students. By so doing, the Foundation will motivate and develop individuals with technical proficiency and leadership skills for the print communications industry.

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