The Society for Technical Communication Southeastern Michigan chapter has established a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in the field of technical communication.

STC is the largest professional society in the world dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication. Through information sharing and industry leadership, STC helps professionals design effective communication for a technical world. Because technology touches everyone, STC promotes public welfare by encouraging the development of better-educated professionals whose jobs are to make complicated information usable by many.

Application and all required materials must be received no later than March 21, 2011. Applicants will be notified, in writing, of the winning submissions no later than April 29, 2011. 

The purpose of this scholarship is to reward those students who are pursuing a degree in the field of technical communication and to help further their studies.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

* Students must be currently enrolled, at least part-time, in a technical communication program pursuing an associates, undergraduate, or a graduate degree or certification.
* Students must have completed at least two technical communication courses with a minimum grade of B in both.
* Students are not required to be a current member of the STC. However, it is an excellent opportunity to join a professional community that provides students with many networking resources, information on the latest trends and issues in technical communication, and the chance to expand their technical communication expertise. Best of all, students enjoy the lowest membership fees! For membership application, visit
* Students must be studying communication of technical subjects. Other majors, such as journalism, creative writing, computer science, and computer programming are not eligible for the scholarship.

There will be two awards of $500 each, to be applied to tuition and expenses. These will be awarded at the STC-SM spring program meeting.

For application instructions and submission requirements, please visit

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Ali, STC-SM education liaison, at


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