John Olson has been awarded the first annual “Charles H. ‘Chuck’ Forman – Crawford Technologies” Scholarship through EDSF (Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation). This new scholarship was created to honor the contributions Chuck Forman made throughout his career towards Crawford Technologies and the industry. Chuck recently retired from his position at Crawford Technologies as Senior Support Analyst and Trainer and is courageously battling cancer.

“John’s achievements are outstanding, to say the least. EDSF could not have selected a more deserving candidate for this scholarship,” said Ernie Crawford, President of Crawford.

John Olson is completing his Masters degree in Communications Design at Pratt University in New York City and some of his accomplishments are:
  • 3.9 GPA
  • Studying typographic design, digital development including web and motion design and print production
  • Participated in a trans-national design course with a team of students from the Netherlands, and the university awarded him a scholarship to travel to Holland this summer to meet the team and participate in several workshops
  • Interned at Graham Hanson Design in Manhattan
The “Charles H. ‘Chuck’ Forman – Crawford Technologies Scholarship” will award $1,000 annually to a bright, up-and-coming full-time student committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace.

About EDSF
EDSF is a charitable foundation dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals for the document management and graphic communications marketplace.

EDSF supports the industry's future by granting scholarships to students in support of their academic careers, by providing research grants to colleges and universities, by building awareness about industry careers, and by recognizing innovative educators and educational programs.

EDSF serves vendors and users who design and implement document solutions for business applications. To learn more about EDSF or to enquire about their scholarships, visit or contact Brenda Kai, EDSF’s Executive Director, at 817-849-1145 or via e-mail at

About Crawford Technologies
Crawford Technologies is an award-winning, worldwide leader in print-stream transformation, document re-engineering, workflow, document accessibility and archiving software solutions. For nearly 20 years, Crawford Technologies has continued to grow and expand their solution offerings in the Enterprise Output Management (EOM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) markets.

Since 1995, Crawford Technologies’ award-winning solutions have helped over 700 companies around the world reduce costs associated with multi-channel customer communications’ by delivering bills, statements and other mission-critical transactional communications to their customers in the format preferred by each customer. This includes print formats for laser and inkjet printers, online formats like PDF, HTML and XML and alternate format documents in Braille, Large Print, PDF/UA, Audio and E-text for visually impaired and print-disabled customers.

With CrawfordTech’s range of unique software products and services, our clients simplify, automate and extend document delivery cost effectively - irrespective of current, legacy or future standards in infrastructure or document output. These clients, including four of the top five US banks, four of the top five US insurance companies and four of the world’s top five car manufacturers, are realizing high-value results as costs associated with document processes are minimized through automation, new opportunities for savings across critical communications are realized and they react quickly to changes in regulations, policies, business requirements and technical infrastructure.

CrawfordTech’s quality software, expert support and transactional document business knowledge help clients to meet operational, service, marketing, legal and compliance requirements and automate the delivery of billions of communications to their customers annually. Simply put, companies look to Crawford Technologies for a platform-independent approach, leading system performance and superior output fidelity. Please visit to find out more about CrawfordTech’s clients, people, partners and solutions.

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