The 2017 Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship Application Period Is Now Closed
The newly endowed Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled in a graphics communication curriculum. The $2,500 grant is awarded to the top student who will develop and execute a class project focused on flexographic printing. The winner is notified in April of a given year and has until January of the following year to complete the project.
The Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship, sponsored by Foundation of FTA (FFTA) and its Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), was established to honor the late Gary Hilliard, a long-time supporter and advocate of FTA and the flexographic printing industry.
Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship Eligibility
The Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship is open to college sophomores (2-year or 4-year college), college juniors and college seniors.
All applicants must:
- Be a full time student enrolled in a qualified graphic communications curriculum
- Hold an active FTA membership
- Hold a 3.0 GPA or greater
- Complete a class project focused on flexographic printing
Have a question about the Gary Hilliard scholarship? Contact Shelley Rubin, FTA Educational Services Manager, at 631-737-6020, ext. 36.
About Gary Hilliard
Gary was an active member of FTA and the industry, volunteering his time and expertise to chair numerous committees focused on the development and technology of flexography. He authored numerous articles and was a significant contributor to FTA’s FIRST Design Guide. Gary served as chair of the FFTA Board of Trustees in 2008-2010, was a former member of the FTA Board of Directors and was the recipient of several FTA awards. He was a member of the FQC Executive Committee and a founding member and chair of the Standards Working Group (SWG). Gary supported the mission of the FQC by demonstrating the commitment it takes to foster success and progress. After four decades promoting the science and research of the flexographic process, Gary was posthumously inducted into the FTA Hall of Fame in 2013. It is in recognition of Gary’s drive and passion that was the impetus of the Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship, sponsored by the Flexo Quality Consortium.
About the FQC
The Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) is a standing committee of the Foundation of FTA (FFTA). The FQC’s mission is to provide the industry with a better understanding of the factors controlling the quality of the flexographic printing process. FQC projects investigate selected process variables in order to further develop reproducible processes that allow for measurable advancements in flexographic printing technology. The FQC actively participates in the global graphic standards committees and associations in researching and representing the flexographic printing process and validating Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) recommendations.