TLMI Scholarship Programs

Investing in the education and success of our workforce is an important priority to our organization. TLMI provides scholarships in three categories: two-year college degree program ($1,000), four-year college degree program ($5,000), and full-time employees of member companies ($5,000). TLMI will also provide one graduate-degree-program scholarship per year to a full-time employee of a member company who is pursuing their graduate degree.

Annual Amount

Two-year college degree program:  $1,000

Four-year college degree program:  $5,000

Full-time employee of member companies:  $5,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must demonstrate interest in employment in the tag, label industry and package printing industry.
  • Major course work should include courses which are relevant to the tag, label and package printing industry. These courses can include (but are not limited to):
         → Management
         → Sales/Marketing
         → Graphic Design or Fine Arts
         → Production 
         → Graphic Communications
  • The applicant must submit an official transcript and maintain a minimum of a 3.00 GPA.
  • Relatives of TLMI board members, corporate owners, and CEOs are not eligible to apply.
Two Year College Degree Scholarship Program
In addition the eligibility requirements outlined above, the applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year college or technical program in the United States of Canada and must be pursuing a degree in printing.

Four Year College Degree Scholarship Program
In addition to the eligibility requirements outlined above, the applicant must attend, full-time, an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. The four-year college program scholarship is reserved for junior and senior year students only.

Member Company Scholarship Program
In addition to the 
eligibility requirements outlined above, the applicant must be a full-time employee of a TLMI member company. The applicant must attend an accredited college or university, in the United States or Canada, either part-time or full-time.

Application Process

  • Application Instructions

    1. Provide a personal statement and include the following information.
    - Career and/or education goals and how they might relate to the tag, label and package printing industry.
    - Reasons the applicant should be selected for this scholarship
    - Personal information including any special circumstances, interests, and activities.
    - Employment experience.
    - Contact information for scheduling a personal interview (email, phone, fax, mail).

    2. Provide samples or documentation that demonstrate interest in the tag, label, and package printing industry. (Example: Graphic arts or label that the applicant has designed or printed).

    3. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members. The letters of recommendation can be completed through the reference form link. Applicants of the full time employee scholarship should provide a recommendation completed by the applicants current employer, who is required to be a TLMI member, in lieu of the two letters of recommendation.

    4. An official transcript sent directly to the TLMI offices from the accredited college or university. A 3.00 GPA average or above is required.

    5. The completed application and all required documents must be received by April 10, 2020.

    6. The applicant should keep copies of all pages of the application, supporting materials and personal statements.

    Note: Qualified applicants will be asked to schedule a phone interview.

 To upload your personal statement, go to:


April 10, 2020

For the application or more information go to: