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  • 4-Year Degree Programs

    The Educational Endowment Fund was established by the PICA Foundation in 1988 with a funding goal of $1 million. The goals of the Educational Endowment Fund for the Graphic Arts Industry in North & South Carolina are:

  • To respond to the industry’s growing need for a skilled work force.
  • To provide financial assistance for promising students of graphic communications or graphic arts & imaging technology at community colleges and universities in North & South Carolina.

    PICA Foundation Scholarships are available at Appalachian State University and Chowan University, and at Clemson University it is known as the Edgar H. Snider Memorial Scholarship. For additional details including criteria and application forms, you may contact:

    Appalachian State University

    George Glisan, Distinguished Professor 
    Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology
    West Kerr Scott Hall
    ASU Box 32122
    Boone, NC 28608-2122
    Tel. (828) 262-8155

    Chowan University

    Tom Brennan, Department Chair
    Graphic Communications Department
    PO Box 1848
    Murfreesboro, NC 27855
    Tel. (252) 398-1224

    Clemson University

    Dr. Sam Ingram, Chairman
    Department of Graphic Communications
    G-01 Tillman Hall, Box 340720
    Clemson, SC 29634-0720
    Tel. (864) 656-3447

    2-Year Degree Programs at Community Colleges

    The PICA/Weese Scholarship established in 1985 honors Ms. Freda G. Weese who retired after 21 years of loyal and continuous service as PICA Director of Finance. Since 1992, PICA/Weese Scholarships have been awarded each year to deserving young people pursuing a graphic communications degree at community colleges within the Carolinas. Currently, the PICA Foundation awards four (4) $500 scholarships each year.

    In 2006, the PICA/Treadaway Scholarship was established as a memorial to Bill Treadaway, who served from 1963-1991 as PICA President, and died in March 2004. The PICA/Treadaway Scholarship is designed as a multi-year scholarship for a graphic communications student at the community college level. For a first year student, the award is $500. If the recipient maintains or improves his/her overall GPA and major GPA, the second year award is $1,000.

    For more information, contact community colleges listed below:

    Catawba Valley Community College

    Brian Morris
    3550 Highway 70 Southeast
    Hickory, NC 28602-9699
    Tel. (828) 327-7000

    Central Piedmont Community College

    Gareth Burns
    PO Box 35009
    Charlotte, NC 28235
    Tel. (704) 330-4425

    Forsyth Tech Community College

    Amos Ferguson
    2100 Silas Creek Parkway
    Winston Salem , NC 27103
    Tel. (336) 734-7283

    Lenoir Community College

    Dwight Downey
    PO Box 188
    Kinston, NC 28502
    Tel. (252) 527-6223

    Midlands Technical Community College

    Frances Young
    PO Box 2408
    Columbia, SC 29202
    Tel. (803) 822-3368

    Spartanburg Community College

    John Hoyle
    PO Box 4386
    Spartanburg, SC 29305
    Tel. (864) 591-3797

    Trident Technical College

    Sherri Brown
    PO Box 118067
    Charleston, SC 29423
    Tel. (843) 574-6185