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ASU Bookstores grants student scholarships to ASU departments

May 04, 2011

ASU Bookstores’ partnership with Hewlett-Packard brought the Sun Devil Digital print-on-demand pilot program to the university last year. A component of the partnership with HP was an agreement to grant student scholarships to academic departments that have supported Sun Devil Digital in its first year on campus. 

Student scholarships in the amount of $500 were granted to each selected academic department. The department can now determine how the scholarships will be allocated to deserving students.

Academic departments receiving scholarships include:

• College of Nursing and Health Innovation
• Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
• School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
• School of Social Transformation
• School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
• W.P. Carey School of Business Accountancy
• W.P. Carey School of Business Finance
• W.P. Carey School of Business Marketing

In August 2010, Sun Devil Digital began printing textbooks and personally published books at the ASU Bookstore on the Tempe campus.  Currently one of only three sites piloting with HP to put high-speed printing and binding technology in retail locations, the ASU Bookstore has printed hundreds of textbooks and other course materials. The three primary goals of Sun Devil Digital are:

• Lower the cost of course materials to the students of ASU
• Reduce the carbon footprint at ASU for course materials
• Make personal publishing easy

By adopting course materials that can be printed on-demand, instructors can ensure that students are never without the textbooks and manuals they need to succeed. Arrangements have been made with several publishers for rights to print the textbooks on campus using Sun Devil Digital at the ASU Bookstore on the Tempe campus.

Beginning May 25, Follett Higher Education Group will assume management of ASU Bookstores. While the name will change to Sun Devil Bookstores, print-on-demand through Sun Devil Digital will remain available to the ASU community.

For more information about these scholarships and the print-on-demand partnership with HP, please contact ASU Bookstores associate director Dennis Mekelburg at 480.965.7960.