"Since I was young, I have aspired of not only working in the printing industry but also becoming a successful owner of a printing business. EDSF scholarships are enabling me to obtain this goal."

Daniel Mast
EDSF Scholarship Recipient



Founded in 1996, The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) is the only foundation dedicated to enhancing the value and relevance of document and graphic communications worldwide. As a nonprofit, tax-exempt international charitable organization, our goals are to be a catalyst for education and research initiatives and to increase awareness of the emerging trends and issues that influence the industry.

The Foundation engages in programs designed to attract the best and brightest to the industry. By granting scholarships, fostering education, promoting research, recognizing leaders, encouraging innovation, and garnering and disseminating knowledge, we are helping build the next generation of digital content and delivery professionals.


EDSF's scholarship program enables students to receive the education necessary to pursue careers in the document management and graphic communications industry, while providing much needed assistance in offsetting the ever increasing financial burden.

The scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, honors received, participation in school activities and community service and organizational affiliations.

Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded 503 scholarships in countries including Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Dubai, Iceland, Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.


Through 2011, EDSF is dedicated to recognizing leading educators and educational programs for their contribution to the industry. The Excellence in Education Awards honor academic professionals at the college and secondary levels, academic institutions and professional training organizations.


EDSF sponsors research grant and mentor programs that provide students, in collaboration with professors and appointed mentors or industry analyst firms, an opportunity to conduct research in areas of interest to the industry.

In addition, EDSF published a bi-monthly newsletter, the EDSF REPORT through 2011 that is archived and available under the Research section of this site. It provided input on current trends, and served as a tool to promote research sponsored by the grant programs. Frank Romano edp, professor emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology, served as the editor.