PCI Group, headquartered in Ft. Mill, SC with a second facility located in Irving, TX, today announced they have awarded a total of five scholarships to students for the 2021-2022 school year as part of their PCI Group Leaders Scholarship program. The scholarship grants amounted to a total of $10,000 with $2,000 targeted to each recipient. The scholarship program is designed to award scholarships to students who are dependents of current PCI Group employees and are currently enrolled at an accredited higher learning institution.
Applicants were required to meet several criteria for selection including the following:
- Must be a child of a current PCI Group employee who has been continuously employed for a minimum of 3 years as of September 1st of the current academic year
- Have a GPA of at least 2.5
- Submit a completed application with an official transcript
- Be a High School Senior who has been accepted to, or a current student at, an institution of higher learning (Undergraduate School, Community College, Technical / Trade School)
- Submit a two-page essay on a predetermined topic
Eligible applicant’s essays were anonymously reviewed and scored by a committee of 5 volunteers. They also went through an interview process with members of the PCI Group executive team and members of PACE, a PCI employee group. The interview was designed to mimic the real-life interview process applicants will likely undergo when entering the job market.
PCI Group Leaders Scholarship program is designed not only to help scholarship recipients with college expenses, but more importantly to help them get a job once they graduate. We help award winners develop their resumes and also give them the opportunity to interview with PCI Group management so they receive critical feedback and advice on their interview skills.
Those awarded scholarships are listed below.
Pictured Left to Right: Keshawn Barnhill – Son of Quintin Barnhill (Mail Dispatch), Casey Kelly – Son of Amy Kelly (Client Implementation Manager), Dylan Kelly – Son of Amy Kelly (Client Implementation Manager), Cali Godwin – Daughter of Kelie Godwin (GMC Developer), Christopher Hammers – Grandson of Brenda Kelly (Inventory Control)
This year marks the eighth year PCI Group have awarded scholarships. Since 2014, twenty-nine awards, totaling $66,000, have been granted.
PACE or People for Action and Community Engagement, is a PCI Group employee initiative to engage and have a positive & sustainable impact on our community where we work and live. Started by, and entirely run, by PCI Group employees, PACE’s mission is to aid and assist our community needs by reaching out beyond our four walls with support, compassion, and care through innovative projects.
Since 2017, PACE has sponsored many local events such as Junior Achievers, Toys for Tots, Tools for School, National Association of Mental Illness, Nations Ford High School Color Guard Carolina Winter Ensemble Association, Victorian Senior Care Pen Pal Program and many more. PACE also purchased computer lab chairs, held a supply drive and purchased paper to assist in the North Central High School Tornado Relief effort. For more information, find us on Facebook at https://go.pcigroup.com/e/822603/PCIPACE/swmr/86496472?h=AXZKrQNs-kbTkCnaVSTX4lEjIjQib1uYIJg4gjggdl0
About PCI Group
PCI Group is a leading provider of mission critical communications for businesses where security of customer-centric data is paramount, precision and accuracy are crucial and compliance is a must.
As a family owned business since 1970, PCI Group has been providing customers fast, secure, and cost-effective printing and document delivery that is fully compliant with federal regulations including HIPAA, FISMA and SOC I & II and PCI DSS. PCI’s real-time, web-based, customer control center enables customers 24/7 access to updated information and tracking reports about their communications at any point from pre-production through delivery.