Conestoga news

August 8, 2001 12:35 PM

Graphic Design Students Earn Professional Association Scholarships

Each year, the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) presents ten scholarships to outstanding postsecondary students in the province. This year, 61 students from a total of nine colleges and universities submitted entries of their work to the RGD. The winners were chosen by a jury of three senior registered graphic designers. Of the ten scholarships presented for 2001, five have gone to students of the Graphic Design program of Conestoga College.

Each scholarship carries a value of $1,000.

Mike Bzowski of Brantford is winner of an RGD Ontario Award, as is Kathryn Grant of Waterloo. Sasha Drumond of Kitchener has received the Soos Communications Ltd. Award. Colleen McDermott of Guelph is winner of the Koskie Minsky Award, and Starla Wick of Seaforth has won the Philip Sung Design Associates Award.

College student winners must be in the second year of a three-year graphic design program and be student members of the RGD to be eligible for consideration.

Since 1996, the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario has been the self-regulating professional body for graphic designers in the province, establishing, promoting and regulating uniform standards of knowledge, skills and ethics for all graphic designers in Ontario. The organization provides professional development and continuing education opportunities to members, and grants the RGD professional designation.

CONTACT: Myron Shwadchuck, 519-748-5220, ext. 3432