"Since I was young, I have aspired of not only working in the printing industry but also becoming a successful owner of a printing business. EDSF scholarships are enabling me to obtain this goal."
EDSF Scholarship Recipient
Applying for the Burt Scherman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by HP and administered by EDSF.
To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships". You will be placed in the application pool for this scholarship as well as the other industry scholarships administered by EDSF.
Available Awards: Multiple
Award Value: $2,000 USD
Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Application: Click here
About the Burt Scherman Memorial Scholarship
Burt Scherman was founder and president of Strategic Content Imaging (SCI). He was a visionary leader who embodied the entrepreneurial spirit to the fullest. An engineer by training, he began his career at HP and saw opportunity in the emergence of personal computers as a vehicle for transforming the printing industry. An early adopter in the prepress operations market, Burt founded a successful early-stage film imaging business, which he eventually sold to industry leader AGT. Burt also led SCI to become one of the early pioneers in digitally printed books.
To those who knew him, Burt was more than a smart, technically-skilled printer. He was a master motivator who found a way to squeeze every ounce of effort from his staff without yelling or screaming, but with food, a supportive smile and a sense of pride in what SCI was and could be. To his co-workers, Burt was a friend who could always coax a laugh out of anyone at any time. He was a visionary and an innovator, but above all, he was a warm, likeable, gentle man. Burt is sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and all those whose lives he touched in our community.
To celebrate Burt’s life and honor his innovative and forward-thinking spirit, HP has established the Burt Scherman Memorial Scholarship fund. This scholarship is offered to talented university students pursuing degrees in graphic communications and careers in the printing industry. To make a tax-deductible contribution to this scholarship, please complete the information below or contact Brenda Kai at 817-849-1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.