Signs Now Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

In 2014, Signs Now again partnered with the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications industries, to administer five new scholarships totaling $10,000 for the 2014 academic year. The scholarships will support students who are preparing for careers in the printing and document communications industries.

The awards were established as part of a recognition program to honor Signs Now franchise members for outstanding achievements.

“More than ever before, our industry is in need of bright, talented and energetic people,” explained EDSF Executive Director Brenda Kai. “With the financial support of Signs Now, they are playing an important role in helping to continue programs that focus on students starting their industry careers.”

The scholarships were 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 recipients of the 2014 scholarships are:

Signs Now Rochester Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owners Julie St. Germaine & Jackie Ciresi
Kelsey Seibt
Senior at RIT in Media Arts and Technology with a 3.8 GPA

Signs Now Broward Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owners Alan & Harriet Bleiweiss
Amanda Choi
Senior at Nova Southeastern University with a 3.6 GPA

Signs Now Lombard Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owner Lori Pastuzak
Kendra Gallion
Grad student at Eastern Illinois University with a 3.7 GPA

Signs Now Urbandale Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owner Melissa Monroe
Sierra Lichty
Junior at Upper Iowa University studying with a 3.6 GPA

Signs Now Sacramento Scholarship – $2,000
Honoring Owner Roy Gonzalez
Denise Benitez-Gonzales
Sophomore at Sacramento City College with a GPA of 3.6

To learn more about EDSF or to inquire about the scholarships, visit or contact Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director, at 817/849-1145 or via e-mail at  

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