Scholarship Committee


  • Kylie Jacobsen


  • Guiseppe Getto
  • Erica Stone
  • Akshata Balghare
  • Marcia Shannon

Board Liaison

  • Jayme Sagan

Staff Liaison

  • Erin Gallalee


  • The Scholarship Committee recommends to the Board policies and procedures for awarding Society-level scholarships and grants, provides oversight and recommendations for geographic community scholarships and grants, reviews applications for scholarships and grants, and recommends recipients to the Board.


  • Recommend STC policies and procedures for awarding scholarships, as an organization and as constituent chapters.
  • Promulgate policies and procedures for Society-level scholarships and grants.
  • Promulgate effective scholarship and grant practices for geographic communities.
  • Recommend new scholarships or consolidated society-level scholarships to the Board, as appropriate.
  • Review scholarship and grant applications and recommend recipients for Society-level scholarships and grants to the Board.
  • In the event that a geographic community does not have a qualified applicant pool for a grant or scholarship that the geographic community is offering, at the request of the geographic community the committee will assist in publicizing the scholarship or grant and evaluating qualified applicants.
  • Maintain a list of active STC scholarship and grants, develop promotional content, and work with the STC Communications Director to promote the scholarship and grant opportunities.


  • Promote services offered by the scholarship committee
  • Disseminate effective scholarship and grant practices for geographic communities.
  • Create and disseminate policies and procedures for Society-level scholarships and grants.

Criteria for Success

  • Timely report to the board of directors following the external audit.

Contact Information

Chair: Kylie M. Jacobsen, PhD


Chapter Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship Name Chapter Description Undergrad/ Grad For More Information
Blakely Award East Tennessee Up to 12 awards granted to students who demonstrate interest in technical communication or science writing, and are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning in East Tennessee Both
Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Scholarship Jointly sponsored by STC chapters of northern California Students enrolled in technical communication programs at accredited colleges or universities in Northern California. Not specified
San Francisco State University Scholarship San Francisco Chapter Student at San Francisco State University enrolled in Technical and Professional Writing Program Not specified
STC Chicago Chapter Scholarship Chicago Current students pursuing technical communication-related degrees or certificates in the United States Both


Ernie Mazzatenta Scholarship Carolina Clemson University student pursuing a degree or concentration in some aspect of technical communication Both


STC-PMC Scholarship Philadelphia Metro Chapter Attending a college full-time in greater Philadelphia area Both
Orange County STC Orange Country TBD
Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Orlando-Central Florida University of Central Florida Student Both
Souther and White Scholarship Puget Sound Puget Sound area colleges and universities Both
Heritage Award Rochester Rochester-area colleges Syracuse to Buffalo) Both
Charles F. Brooks Award in Technical Writing Orlando Central Florida Full-time students in the Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology major/minor at the University of South Florida Undergrad For more information:

Student Membership Sponsorships


Chapter Description For More Information
Canada West Coast Full sponsorship of 20 student memberships
Northeast Ohio 50% of student membership
Philadelphia Metro Multiple student memberships
Rochester 50% of student membership for mentoring program participants

STC Community Scholarship Resource Documents