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HP and Dscoop honor Rod Key

January 29, 2014

The companies have announced the creation of the Rod Key Memorial Scholarship, which will be available to Arizona State University students.

HP and Dscoop have announced the creation of the Rod Key Memorial Scholarship to commemorate the significant contributions Key made during his career in the printing industry. Rod passed away suddenly on January 20, 2014, and is survived by his wife, Patty, and his son, Austin. This new scholarship has been created in Key's memory and will be administered by EDSF.

Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Americas Graphics Solutions Business, HP, says: “In addition to what Rod brought to the industry in his various leadership positions and his contributions as an advisory board member at Dscoop, he was also passionate about education.  Rod was an advisor for Arizona State University’s (ASU) graphic information technology program, which offers students a ‘creative, technological and managerial understanding of graphic communication technology in areas such as web, print, photography and multimedia.’ As such, we felt that a scholarship in his name at ASU was the most meaningful way to remember him.”
Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director adds, “We are proud to administer this scholarship in honor of one of the industry’s talented leaders. Rod’s legacy will truly live on in the next generation through this scholarship.” The Rod Key Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in July 2014 to an outstanding full-time ASU student committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace.
To be eligible for the Rod Key Memorial scholarship, students must have the following:
  • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Full-time undergraduate student attending Arizona State University in the Graphic Information Technology Program
  • International students may apply
Scholarships are based on a combination of the following: scholastic achievement, application essays, participation in school activities, community service, honors and organizational affiliations, education objectives and academic and professional recommendations.

Donate to the Rod Key Memorial Scholarship
To make a tax deductible donation to the Rod Key Memorial Scholarship fund, visit . To learn more about this scholarship or to apply, visit or contact Brenda Kai, EDSF’s executive director, at 817-849-1145 or via e-mail at brenda.kai