Youth Initiatives






For more information about any of our Youth Initiatives programs, please contact:

Kris Davis
Director of Education
Phone: 612/400-6208

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Tax deductible donations to the PIM Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, make possible the distribution of scholarships each year to students preparing for a career in the printing industry. Funds are raised through various events throughout the year, which are added to earnings of an ongoing endowment, generously established by our members. For more information about contributing to the endowment, click here.

Scholarship applications are accepted from November through April 1st of the following year. A Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and determines the recipients and the amount of the scholarship awarded. Recipients are notified mid-May.

Applications for 2018 Scholarships Applications Will Be Available in October

The application will be posted on the PIM Website in October of 2017 Midwest Education Foundation is now accepting applications for 2017 – 2018 school year. Completed scholarship applications will be accepted until April 1, 2018 for new scholarship requests and renewal requests. PIM Scholarships are available to students pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in Graphic Communication related majors, including Press Operation, Print Management, Graphic Design, and other degrees involving print. The applicant must reside in the state of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota or North Dakota. Priority will be given to the son or daughter of PIM member employees.

 PIM Education Foundation Awards 7,000 in Scholarships for Students Pursuing Print/Graphic/Media Careers in 2017!

Printing Industry Midwest Education Foundation awarded the following scholarships for 2017. Congratulations to:

Andrea Gawarecki of Stewartville, MN (University of Mary – Bismarck, ND)
Hailey Gross of Stuart, IA (University of Northern Iowa)
Mitchell Morgan of Roseville (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Emily Wicker of Norfolk, NE (Dordt College)
Sharleen Wipf of DeSmet, SD (Dakota Wesleyan)

Good luck at school in 2017-2018!

Thanks to our 2017 Scholarship Committee for their dedication and work to provide these deserving students support as they pursue a career in print:

Mark Anderson, Impact Proven Solutions
Bruce Behm, Quazar Capital Corporation
Dennis Bell, Smyth
Mark Carlson, Heidelberg USA
Dave Haugland, Impressive Print
Hal Holden, retired
Michelle Kamenov, Minnesota Department of Education
Lana Siewert-Olson, Ideal Printers