The Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation (AAGAMF) is committed to the financial support and encouragement for students interested in a career in the printing industry. This year we awarded forty-four $25,000 scholarships. Thirty-eight students received scholarship grants to prepare for a career in printing. Six students received “Sons & Daughters Scholarships”. An additional $1,000 scholarship grant was awarded to the winner of the graphic arts competition of the SkillsUSA Michigan State Championships.
The scholarship winners hold a special place with the Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation Board of Directors. You may give to many worthy charities and fund-raising events, but how often do you see clear results? Isn’t it great to see specific names and faces as worthy recipients of your gifts? Your generous and on-going support is clear evidence that these young people matter to you too.
The following are samples of letters we received from scholarship winners.
“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your financial support. This will be a huge help for me as I take the next step in reaching my dreams. “ – Kaylee Flannery
“I have no doubt that your foundation is filled with wonderful people. I would like to sincerely thank all of you for providing this scholarship to me and many of my peers. It helps us to continue our education in graphics and printing sciences, a program which I’ve truly become to love.” – Kelly McCarthy
“It would not be possible for me to receive this level of education if it was not for you and your scholarship.” – Brittany Borninski
“This scholarship has allowed me to focus more on my studies and less on worrying about how I will pay for college.” – Taylor Joughin
We are sad to report the loss of a previous scholarship winner, Barbara Jean Hoffman Wilson. Barb studied printing technologies and management at Ferris State University (FSU) and was awarded a scholarship from the Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation. She worked in Malloy’s Bindery Department during the summers of 2000 and 2001 and in May, 2002, earned her associate’s degree and joined Malloy full-time. A named scholarship memorial was awarded in her memory.
Please continue your financial support. Please continue to value education and the future of these fine young people. Our industry has a long history to be proud of in our great State of Michigan. Together we can financially support and encourage students who are enthusiastic about the printing industry.
Thank You again for helping us to make this a successful year!
The Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation Board of Directors