2014 STC Puget Sound Chapter scholarship offering

This year the Puget Sound Chapter of the STC is sponsoring one scholarship, the Souther and White scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a student in a 2-year diploma/certificate or 4-year undergraduate degree program to further their education in technical communication, and is in the amount of $1000.00.

The scholarship fund was originally (1986) set up to honor two Society Fellows who made significant contributions to STC (at both the chapter and society levels) and to the technical communication community. Among their many accomplishments, James W. Souther and Myron L. White were instrumental in establishing the Puget Sound Chapter.

The following three areas are considered when evaluating potential recipients:

  • Potential contribution to the profession, as indicated by documents and work samples to accompany the application.
  • Academic record
  • Evidence of economic need. If the candidates are equal in all other respects, economic need will be considered.

Those who are enrolled in the following approved two- and four-year programs in colleges and universities in Western Washington are eligible to apply for the scholarships:

  • Edmonds Community College: A.T.A., Visual Communications
  • Shoreline Community College: A.A.A.S., Graphic Design
  • UW College of Engineering: B.S. in Human-Centered Design and Engineering
  • UW School of Art: B.F.A., Visual Communication Design
  • UW School of Art: B.F.A., Interaction Design
  • UW School of Art: B.F.A., Industrial Design
  • Western Washington University: B.S., Industrial Design

Application materials

Submit the following items:

  • Completed application form
    Download Application Form (Microsoft Word document)
  • One-page description of career goals and achievements
    In your career goals, be sure to address the following question: How will your study and future work contribute to the technical communication field?
  • A recommendation from a faculty member, ideally in the field of technical communication
    Download Faculty Recommendation Form (Microsoft Word document)
  • A second recommendation from a faculty member or employer
    Download Employer Recommendation Form (Microsoft Word document)
  • Current academic transcript
    Submit an official transcript from the eligible program in which you are currently enrolled, including your grades from the fall. Applicants must have completed at least one quarter of coursework related to technical communication.
    Applicants may also submit transcripts from previous related education.
  • Samples from schoolwork or profession/workplace work
    Submit one to three samples from your schoolwork or profession work. For each sample, describe the project or assignment, and you contribution to it. For example, if you were the editor for a brochure or pamphlet, tell us this and also the process that you followed as the editor.