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Sign scholarship open to downtown Jax organizations

Harbinger, a national sign engineering and manufacturing firm, has launched a “Sign of the Future: Signage Scholarship” program for small and start-up organizations based in Jacksonville. The program will provide pro-bono signage valued up to $2,000 to a select applicant.

With an initial focus on Downtown Jacksonville, organizations located in the Northbank Core are invited to submit a brief application explaining how their company or group would benefit from receiving a signage scholarship. The scholarship recipient will receive “storefront” signage designed, manufactured and installed by Harbinger.

Steven Williams, president of Harbinger, explained that community involvement and giving back have been part of his company’s culture since the company was founded more than 50 years ago. “Signage is vital to the marketing and branding of an organization, and we want to give deserving businesses in our hometown the opportunity to really stand out through custom, professional signage,” he said.

Applications are being accepted now through Friday, May 13, 2011, via an online form at Interested candidates also may contact Jaimie DeVries at for information. The winner of the signage scholarship will be announced on, June 3, 2011.

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