Note from the president
“The Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to sponsoring, educating, mentoring &
promoting the future leaders of our industry.”
– Ellen Hurwitch, GCSF President
To provide a career focused learning experience for New York area regional students pursuing careers in Design and Graphic Communications. Through a structured alignment between students & industry professionals, the GCSF Mentoring Program will provide hands-on experience with professionals within Advertising, Publishing Design and Printing.
- Work Environment Experience: students visit leading companies for observation and participation in work related tasks
- Company Projects or Assignments: students may be involved in active projects where appropriate
- In Person Meetings: general coaching & review of goals.
- Plant Tours: visits and tours of mentor corporate operations
- Phone Support: scheduled calls for general guidance, discussion or question & answer
- Industry Awareness: students attend regional industry events
“Without the funding provided by GCSF, I’m honestly not sure where I would be or what I’d be studying right now. But I can’t imagine doing anything but Graphic Design and I’m forever thankful to everyone who’s volunteered their time to put this scholarship fund together to help students like myself get a huge head start in the creative industry.” – Monique Sterling, FIT
“I can say without a doubt that GCSF has opened many doors for me in the industry of communications and design. Thanks to the foundation, I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects that have greatly increased my skill set as a designer. The GCSF events are always informative and offer students a competitive advantage on industry insiders.” – Natalie Alcide, NYC College Of Technology
“GCSF helps to boost my confidence as a designer and exposed me to a community that is passionate about their work. Their assistance of mentorship and design contests goes beyond the scholarships they offer to students.” – Joshua Martinez, FIT
“GCSF has been extremely supportive of my college education with the financial support & creative resources provided for me and other students. I’m also thankful of the GCSF for understanding and encouraging the importance of graphic communications in our lives, especially in this digital age.” – Andrew Teoh, SVA Alum
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