High School Scholarships

STC Chicago is sponsoring two $500 scholarships for educational purposes with a one-year paid STC Student Membership including STC Chicago Chapter dues for each scholarship winner.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must be current high school Seniors considering technical communication-related degrees or certificates at an accredited college educational institution.

Scholarship Schedule

Applications must be received by STC Chicago no later than March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship panel decisions by the end of April.


Scholarship monies will be paid for the Fall term directly to the educational institution at which the recipient enrolls. STC membership will commence in January 1, 2022, for the calendar year 2022. It is the responsibility of the winner to provide disbursement information to the Scholarship manager.

Application Materials

Submit the following items:

  1. A completed Scholarship Application form.
  2. A faculty signature confirming that the applicant is a student in good standing with the GPA shown on the application form.
  3. Technical writing exercise: See the Technical Writing Exercise document for details.
  4. A one- to three-paragraph description of your career interest in the field of technical communication including an explanation of why you chose this field.

Applicant Evaluation

The STC Chicago Scholarship Committee will evaluate applicants based on the skills demonstrated in the Technical Writing Exercise.

STC Chicago reserves the right to rescind a scholarship (and to select an alternate winner) if they become aware of or have reasonable grounds to believe that a winner is not eligible. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to not award scholarships in any year that no applicants fully meet the application criteria.


Applications must be received by STC Chicago no later than March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Please direct any questions you have about these scholarships to the Scholarship Manager at scholarship@stc-chicago.com.


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