IDL SIG Announces Scholarship Opportunities

The STC Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) SIG announces scholarship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.


The IDL SIG scholarship was created to assist students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate in the area of Instructional Design. Students applying for this scholarship are expected to demonstrate their focus on topics related to Instructional Design through their academic studies, current jobs, graduate or certification program, or special projects.


The IDL SIG will offer two scholarships this year for college students:

  • $500 for one undergraduate student
  • $1,000 for one graduate student

The awards, wholly funded by the IDL SIG, can be used for registration fees, books, or attendance at the 2010 STC Summit (our annual conference) in Dallas, Texas, to be held May 2-5, 2010 @stc2010. All winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the IDL SIG quarterly newsletter.

Deadline for Entries

Wednesday, February 24th

Please go to for eligibility requirements, application form, and additional information.

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Two Technical Editing SIG Scholarships Available for 2009

Announcement from the Technical Editing SIG

The Technical Editing SIG offers two scholarships of $2,000 each. The first scholarship assists students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Technical Communication and the second assists students who are pursuing a graduate degree in Technical Communication. Students applying for one of these scholarships are expected to be able to demonstrate their focus on topics related to technical editing through their academic studies, current jobs, special projects, or undergraduate/graduate program.

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree or graduate degree program related to Technical Editing or Technical Communication
  • Pursuing a career as a Technical Editor

See the Technical Editing SIG's site for more information about eligibility and deadline.

STC Offers 250 Summit Scholarships to Members Who Have Been Laid Off

56th Annual Conference
56th Annual Conference
Recognizing the impact the economic downturn has had on technical communicators, STC will grant 250 scholarships to members who have been laid off, let go, downsized, or have been forced to take a pay cut of 10 percent or more.

Scholarships of $400 will be given to members wishing to attend the STC Technical Communication Summit 3-6 May in Atlanta, GA.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarships, an individual must:

  • Be a current member of STC (classic, e-member, SuperSig, or an individual in the Corporate Value Program) in good standing
  • Be currently unemployed, or have been forced to take at least a 10 percent cut in salary.
  • Members who are consultants, or own their own business, may apply if they have experience a downturn in business revenue of at least 10 percent.
  • Applicants must also stay at the official conference hotel (Hyatt Regency Atlanta) in order to take advantage of this benefit.

How to Apply: Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-awarded basis. To apply for the scholarships, members should download the PDF of the Scholarship Registration Form and complete the section indicating their employment status prior to sending it with payment.

Download PDF of scholarship application.

NOTE: The interactive, standard online registration form should not be used for scholarship applicants.

Completed forms may be faxed to the STC office at +1 703-522-2075 with credit card payment, or mailed with a check. Scholarship recipients will be notified within 48 hours. The scholarships will be offered until all are awarded or until 21 April.