HP Establishes EDSF Memorial Scholarship for Burt Scherman, Founder of SCI
HURST, Texas—January 27, 2016—Burt Scherman was founder and president of Strategic Content Imaging (SCI). He was a visionary leader who embodied the entrepreneurial spirit to the fullest. An engineer by training, he began his career at HP and saw opportunity in the emergence of personal computers as a vehicle for transforming the printing industry. An early adopter in the prepress operations market, Mr. Scherman founded a successful early-stage film imaging business, which he eventually sold to industry leader AGT. He also led SCI to become one of the early pioneers in digitally printed books.
To those who knew him, Mr. Scherman was more than a smart, technically-skilled printer. He was a master motivator who found a way to squeeze every ounce of effort from his staff without yelling or screaming, but with food, a supportive smile and a sense of pride in what SCI was and could be. To his co-workers, Mr. Scherman was a friend who could always coax a laugh out of anyone at any time. He was a visionary and an innovator, but above all, he was a warm, likeable, gentle man. He is sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and all those whose lives he touched in our community.
To celebrate Mr. Scherman's life and honor his innovative and forward-thinking spirit, HP has established the Burt Scherman Memorial Scholarship fund. This scholarship is offered to talented university students pursuing degrees in graphic communications and careers in the printing industry. To make a tax-deductible contribution to this scholarship, please click here or contact Brenda Kai at (817) 849-1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director added that, "We are proud to administer this scholarship on behalf of HP and help Burt's legacy live on in the next generation." The Burt Scherman Scholarship will be awarded in July 2016 to an outstanding full-time student committed to pursuing a career in the printing industry.
To be eligible for the Burt Scherman Memorial scholarship, students must have the following:
- Pursuing degrees in graphic communications and careers in the printing industry
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Full-time undergraduate student attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the world as of the Fall 2016 semester
- International students may apply
Click here (Opens as PDF) for a scholarship application.
Scholarships are based on a combination of the following: scholastic achievement, application essays, participation in school activities, community service, honors and organizational affiliations, education objectives and academic and professional recommendations.
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.
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