Sign shop franchisor Signs Now, Plymouth, Mich., a division of Allegra Network LLC, will once again partner with the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), an international, non-profit scholarship organization, to administer five new student scholarships totaling $10,000 for the 2013 academic year. The scholarships will support students who are preparing for careers in graphic communications.
Bernard Haun, vice president of marketing and communications, Signs Now, says, “We are proud to recognize some of the leaders in our franchise network for their efforts in the industry and also for their dedication to their communities. These scholarships in their honor are a reflection of their hard work.”
The scholarships are part of the EDSF Legacy Scholarship program, which is designed to enable small businesses to become involved with scholarships benefiting students and colleges in their particular geographic area.
EDSF will begin accepting applications in mid-January 2013. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, honors received and participation in school activities, along with community service and organizational affiliations. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale and full-time student status.
The Signs Now home office in Plymouth, Mich. is sponsoring the scholarships on behalf of several franchise members:
• Signs Now of Boise, Idaho Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring owners Rob and Laura Rule
• Signs Now of Columbia, S.C. Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring owner Martin Izett
• Signs Now of Dayton, Ohio Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring owners Rogers and Cathy Peters
• Sign s Now of San Antonio, Texas Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring owner Scott Milgrom
• Signs Now of Portland, Ore. Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Kristin and Dan Trevino
To learn more about EDSF or to inquire about the scholarships, visit www.edsf.org.