Graphic Design Student Awarded AIGA Scholarship

Congratulations to Hanna Holt, a graphic design student at Austin Community College, who was chosen as the 2020 Maura Rose Kampa scholarship recipient. This annual award from the Austin chapter of AIGA, a national professional organization for designers, grants one student a $2,000 academic scholarship and mentorship with Ben Harman, the award-winning associate design director for GSD&M. The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship seeks to provide mentorship and financial assistance to talented undergraduate students of design, advertising, illustration, and photography in Austin, TX.

Holt started her mentorship a few weeks ago via Zoom, and she said she feels incredibly grateful for this opportunity with Ben Harman. She noted she’s already learned a lot under his guidance and he’s given her advice on design process, projects, and deadlines.

As a part-time student, Holt is in her final semester and will be graduating this December. Holt spoke highly of her time at ACC, saying: “I would recommend the graphic design program at ACC to anyone and everyone, and I am known to do so at social gatherings (pre-pandemic, of course). Anyone with an ear and an interest in making things is pretty much subject to my ravings about the program. I love the learning pace that ACC has to offer as a community college.” She noted that she appreciates the practicality of the program—especially considering how it’s designed for the fast pace of the design industry.

“I have gained so much knowledge, from the conceptual aspects of design to the tiniest technical print specifications. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned. I’ve also continued to see how beloved the design program is amongst working designers in Austin, which gives me a lot of pride and excitement in terms of future design opportunities,” said Holt.

Congratulations again to Hanna Holt and best of luck to her in the future! Students can learn more about the AIGA Maura Rose Kampa scholarship here. We encourage all interested students to apply; the annual application process opens in the spring.

ACC Scholarship Applications are Live! Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020

Earn a Scholarship for Next Year!

Applications Due May 1, 2020

The ACC Foundation has a one-and-done application for current students to apply to the 700 scholarships they offer. Applications are open now, so go to to apply.


Please note this is one application only! It is always worth the time to fill it out. As a note, you will need to upload a copy of your ACC transcript. Instructions on how to do that can be found here.


Need help applying?

Visit the Scholarship Station page.

ACC Scholarships Deadline for Fall 2019 semester is April 1

The ACC Foundation offers scholarships for ACC students based on financial need, family status, educational background, high school, or academic major. The online General Scholarship Application lets you search, view, and access hundreds of opportunities. Best of all, you only need to submit one application to be considered.

The General Scholarship Application for the Fall 2019 semester is currently available. Applications must be received by April 1 for priority consideration for the spring and summer semesters.

View all ACC scholarship opportunities online here.

For questions about applying for scholarships, email

Print and Graphics Scholarship Deadline is March 1

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships up to $5,000 to eligible students. Applicants must be pursuing a career in Graphic Communications, Technology, or Management at a technical school or college located in the U.S. Applicants must also be a full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

To apply and receive more information, please visit The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation website.

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private industry directed organization that dispenses technical school, undergraduate and graduate fellowship assistance to men and women interested in a career in the graphic communications field.