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2022 Stahl Family Heat Press Scholarship Program

Celebrating 90 Years of Customer Success!

The Stahl Family Small Business Scholarship gives you the opportunity to take your apparel decorating business to the next level. Your success is our success, so to show our support, we launched this program to help start-up businesses turn their passion into profits. This year, we're celebrating our 90th anniversary with a new addition to our scholarship program. Each grand prize winner will receive a Small Business Makeover!

The Stahl family started creating apparel 90 years ago in their Detroit garage. With hard work, determination, and a dream, our business was born. Today, STAHLS' is still family-owned and operated, and the philosophy remains true - customers and employees are all an extended part of the Stahl family.

In 2021, we awarded 21 scholarships to aspiring entrepreneurs with new equipment and supplies they needed to get their apparel business started. They were paired with an industry expert to determine their shop needs and get the training and education to become a confident and capable decorator.

Every quarter in 2022, we're awarding a shop makeover worth $10,000 to every scholarship winner. Winners will receive a business makeover tailored specifically to their needs, with a package including new equipment, onsite training, and STAHLS' coaching sessions. We're looking for spirited entrepreneurs with the desire and drive to see their business reach new heights. Become part of the STAHLS' family of entrepreneurs. Apply for your chance to win!

Here’s What You’ll Win

  • Customized heat press package ($10,000 value)
  • Onsite new equipment training
  • Quarterly coaching sessions with initial training onsite from STAHLS’ experts
  • Spotlight coverage through STAHLS’ social media channels
  • Feature opportunities in industry publications and local media

Previous Scholarship Winners and Testimonials

Stahls’ has chosen the following Industry Experts to sit on our selection committee.

Marshall Atkinson

Owner & Business Coach
Atkinson Consulting | Shirt Lab

Cassie Green

Senior Content Editor
Apparel Community l Printing & Packaging Group

Jamar Laster

Content Director
Impressions Magazine

How to Enter

To apply for a 2022 Scholarship, your business must meet the following criteria:
  • Have an existing, dedicated workspace outside of a residence
  • Full time apparel decoration operating for at least 3 years
  • A valid tax ID
*By checking the box above in the entry form, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions, and requirements for participation.
  • You are 18 years or older and agree to STAHLS’ Privacy Policy.
  • You cannot sell any equipment given to you or purchased by you using the $10,000 budget under the Scholarship Program for a period of three (3) years unless you are upgrading the equipment with new equipment from STAHLS'. You also cannot otherwise transfer or assign your equipment to another person or company.
  • Your designs and artwork must not include licensed or trademarked properties unless you have permission to use them.
  • You agree that STAHLS’ can take both video footage and photographs of your facility and of you or your team using the equipment and you give STAHLS’ permission to use all video and photographs of your facility, you, your team on social media, in local/national press coverage, and for general STAHLS’ marketing.
  • Finalists, even if not chosen as a winner, may be featured in press coverage at the local or national level and within industry publications and STAHLS’ general marketing including, social media channels and blogs.
  • To ensure successful application of the equipment, you must ensure that all electrical requirements for the equipment have been made/updated at the location where the equipment will be used. STAHLS' will not provide you with the equipment under the Scholarship Program unless your facility has met all the electrical requirements for the proper application of the equipment.
  • If you are selected as a winner, you will be required to participate in four (4) coaching sessions throughout the year (one per quarter); you will also be required to participate in training sessions with STAHLS' personnel for proper use of the equipment. STAHLS' reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to reclaim the equipment or funds provided to you under this program or invoice you for the value of the equipment if you do not participate in these required coaching and training sessions.
The following requirements must be met in order to qualify for participation:
  • You must submit photographs of your production facility to establish that you have an existing business/shop that is separate from your home. Stahls' Scholarship Program is not open to new start-up operations and operations without a business facility.
  • You must announce the Scholarship Program and your participation in it and promote the equipment you receive from Stahls’ on your social media sites.