FFTA Announces Recipients of 2022-2023 Scholarships

BOHEMIA, NY—Foundation of FTA (FFTA), the charitable, educational and scientific nonprofit arm of FTA, has announced the recipients of its annual scholarships.

Through its longstanding scholarship program, FFTA awards as much as $50,000 every year to students studying flexography and graphic communications.

Five students were selected to receive a 2022 FFTA Scholarship, a $3,000 award given to high school seniors and college freshman, sophomores and juniors. They are:

  • Jacqueline Bryant, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Elinna Oliver, California Polytechnic State University
  • Cali Scholes, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Breanna Schuler, Ryerson University
  • John Underwood, Illinois State University

Jose Canas, a student at Central Piedmont Community College, was named the recipient of the 2022 Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship. The Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship, named in honor of the late Gary Hilliard, is a $2,500 grant awarded to a student to develop and execute a flexography-focused project.

“On behalf of FTA’s Scholarship Committee and staff, I am proud to recognize the six students receiving a 2022 scholarship. It is a tremendous honor and they should be proud of their achievement,” said FTA Scholarship Committee Chair Kristen Shields, president of Graymills. “We worked tirelessly over the last year to ensure the Association’s scholarship program aligns with its stated mission of developing students’ interest in the flexographic industry. I want to thank those individuals for their time and energy in this successful pursuit.”

About FTA

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Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.