Signs Now Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

COLUMBIA, Md. - January 16, 2014 - In 2013 Signs Now again partnered with the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications industries, to administer five new scholarships totaling $10,000 for the 2013 academic year. The scholarships will support students who are preparing for careers in the printing and document communications industries.

The awards were established as part of a recognition program to honor Signs Now franchise members for outstanding achievements. Bernard Haun, vice president of marketing and communications, Signs Now, said, “We are proud to recognize some of the leaders in our franchise network for their efforts in the industry and also for their dedication to their communities. These scholarships in their honor are a reflection of their hard work.”

The scholarships were awarded based on scholastic achievement, honors received and participation in school activities, along with community service and organizational affiliations. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale and full-time student status.

The recipients of the 2013 scholarships are:

Signs Now of Dayton, Ohio Scholarship – $2,000

Honoring Owners Roger and Cathy Peters – Kelsey Prenger, School of Advertising Art

Signs Now of Boise, Idaho Scholarship – $2,000

Honoring Owners Rob and Laura Rule– Dunja Subasic, Boise State University

Signs Now of San Antonio, Texas Scholarship – $2,000

Honoring Owner Scott Milgrom– Alison Sullard, San Antonio College

Signs Now of Portland, Oregon Scholarship – $2,000

Honoring Owners Kristin and Dan Trevino – Erika Schmidt, University of Portland

Signs Now of Columbia South Carolina Scholarship – $2,000

Honoring Owner Martin Izett – Teresa Spires, Midlands Technical College

To learn more about EDSF or to inquire about the scholarships, visit www.edsf.org or contact Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director, at (817) 849-1145 or via e-mail at brenda.kai@edsf.org.

About Signs Now

As a leader and top innovator in the sign and graphics industry, Signs Now truly stands out in a crowded world. Signs Now has nearly 200 franchise locations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Signs Now service base includes solutions and digital imaging for outdoor and indoor signage, exhibit and vehicle graphics, magnetic signs, banners, window graphics, ADA signage, dimensional letters, directional systems and other visual communications tools to businesses worldwide. For more information on Signs Now, call (800) 726-9050 or visit their website at www.signsnow.com.

Signs Now is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing and visual communications, linking more than 600 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. The company’s Sign & Graphics Division, headquartered in Columbia, MD, is comprised of Image360, Signs By Tomorrow and Signs Now brands of sign and graphics communications providers. Its Marketing & Print Division, headquartered in Plymouth, MI, is comprised of Allegra, American Speedy Printing, Insty-Prints, Speedy Printing and Zippy Print brands of marketing, printing, mailing and Web services providers. For more information about Alliance Franchise Brands, please call (877)728-7446 or visit www.alliancefranchisebrands.com.

About EDSF

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. For more information, visit www.edsf.org.

SOURCE Signs Now

Media Contact:

Sarah Malpeli
(941) 993-5037
sarahm@alliancefranchisebrands.com

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