In a time when Americans owe more money to students loans than credit card debt, EDSF is making a difference by financially helping students who are pursuing careers in the field of document communications. EDSF recently awarded its 2010 — 2011 school year scholarships, offsetting the ever-increasing financial burden, which currently amounts to some $829.785 billion in the United States, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Despite this challenging economy, EDSF presented 38 scholarships to students. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded 277 scholarships in nine countries: Canada, China, Dubai, Iceland, Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States. In 2010, international scholarships included Australia, Canada and the Russian Federation.

    Brenda Kai, EDSF's executive director, said, "The current economic environment combined with escalating tuition costs have made this a harrowing time for students needing financial support. However, thanks to the generosity of our Board of Directors, along with contributions from other industry supporters, the door has remained open for students needing help to achieve their dream of a bright future. A special thanks to the Scholarship Selection Committee for their efforts with the difficult task of selecting the recipients."

    The EDSF scholarship program is supported by companies and individuals involved in the document management and graphic communications industry, including: AIIM International, Allegra Network, AlphaGraphics, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, Canon USA, CGS Publishing Technologies, EFI, Fedex Office, Franchise Services, GMC Software, InfoPrint Solutions Company, InfoTrends, Mimeo.com, Océ North America, Presstek, PrinterPresence, Quark, RISO, Inc. and Xerox Corporation.

    EDSF sponsors a number of scholarships, as well as administers scholarships for the following companies: Axis, Inc.; Clampitt Paper Company; Heidelberg USA; The Lewis M. Gabbe Foundation; The Hoods Memorial Fund; OutputLinks; and Questex Media Group.

    Congratulations to the following EDSF Scholarship recipients:

    Heather Ashe, Coastal Carolina University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Jarrad Barrick, Ferris State University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Barbora Batokova, Carnegie Mellon, Questex Media Group Scholarship $2,000

    Zachary Bokuniewicz, Rochester Institute of Technology, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Laura DiSanto, Drexel University, John A. Lopiano Scholarship Endowed $2,000

    Stephanie Eagle, Ryerson University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Christen Forrester, Arizona State University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Nicholas Gawreluk, Rochester Institute of Technology, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Rebecca Gleason, Indiana University-Purdue University, Jeannie Mowlds Distinguished Lifetime Service Award $1,000

    Vineet Gopal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Chenlong He, University of Houston, OutputLinks Sponsors Scholarship $1,000

    Lara Heinz, Seton Hill University, Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship $2,000

    Colby Kibbe, Rochester Institute of Technology, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Katie Kornahrens, University of Houston, Clampitt Paper Scholarship $2,500

    Ian Lane, Pennsylvania College of Technology, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Amy Lynch, Griffith University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Emily Maassen, Northwestern University, OutputLinks Sponsors Scholarship $1,000

    JaMarie McElvain, College of the Ozarks, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Jennifer Mead, The Art Center Design College, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Kyle Moore, Stanford University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Dana Morgan, New York University — SCPS, Hal Morrow Memorial Scholarship $1,500

    Saleh Abdel Motaal, Rochester Institute of Technology, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Adam Peck, MIT Sloan School of Management, Hoods Memorial Scholarship $2,000

    Daniel Pizarro, Yale University School of Art, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Meagan Richardson-Frazzitta, Lawrence Technical University, OutputLinks Sponsors Scholarship $1000

    Maria Rabinovich, New York University - Tisch School of the Arts, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Mary Severson, University of Wisconsin Stout, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Jennifer Shirey, Carnegie Mellon University, OutputLinks Woman of Distinction Scholarship $5,000

    Erin Slocum, University of Rochester, OutputLinks Sponsors Scholarship $1,000

    Anastasiia Solodovnyk, Moscow State University of Printing Arts, Heidelberg USA Scholarship $2,000

    Heath Splitt, Minneapolis Community & Tech College, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Jonathan Sucese, State University of New York, Geneseo, OutputLinks Sponsors Scholarship $1,000

    Daisy Tao, Art Center College of Design, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Mackenzie Thayer, Ferris State University, Joel Cartun Scholarship $1,000

    Augusta Toppins, Maryland Institute College of Art, OutputLinks Sustainability/Stewardship Award $1,000

    Andrew Wong, Ryerson University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Alyssa Yatabe, Arizona State University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    Kristen Zeleznik, Clemson University, EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship $1,000

    About EDSF
    EDSF is a 501 ( c ) (3) Foundation that engages in programs designed to attract the best and brightest to the industry. By granting scholarships, fostering education, promoting research, recognizing leaders, encouraging innovation, and garnering and disseminating knowledge, EDSF is helping build the next generation of digital content and delivery professionals. To learn more about EDSF, visit www.edsf.org.