Bedford/St. Martin’s, a leading publisher of textbooks in the field of technical communication, has agreed to sponsor a scholarship for the purpose of supporting the goal of CPTSC to increase diversity in its membership and in the field of technical communication. Eligible candidates for this scholarship include graduate students whose race, ethnicity, disability, or nationality are underrepresented in the technical communication field. The scholarship is provided to assist the recipient with expenses associated with the CPTSC conference, up to the amount of the scholarship. It waives the conference fee and provides the winner a $350 scholarship from Bedford/St. Martin’s with an additional $150 supplement from an anonymous donor for a total of $500.
Applicants should satisfy all of the following criteria for the scholarship:
be a full or part-time graduate student (NOTE: Applicants are eligible for the scholarship if they are graduate students at the time of the conference at which the scholarship is given.)
be enrolled in a technical communication graduate program or closely related field
be a member of CPTSC by the deadline for current year conference registration
attend the current year annual meeting of CPTSC to receive the scholarship
be a member of a racially or ethnically underrepresented group or
be a person with “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity” (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)
be an international student from a nation that is underrepresented in the technical communication field
The scholarship will be given to the graduate student who best meets the eligibility criteria and who exhibits the most potential in the field of Technical and Scientific Communication in his or her studies and research, as determined by the Diversity Scholarship review panel.
Applicants must submit an application form with all needed attachments by September 12, 2008. The scholarship committee will notify the recipients of the scholarship by e-mail no later than September 22, 2008.
NOTE : The scholarship recipient must attend the CPTSC conference to receive the scholarship.
All application materials are to be submitted electronically to the chair of the scholarship review committee. See the Bedford/St. Martin’s Scholarship application form for list of materials to be submitted.
Bedford/St. Martin’s Diversity Scholarship
2008 Application Form
All application materials are to be submitted electronically to the chair of the scholarship review committee.
(First Middle Last)
Graduate Program Name_________________________________________________
Name of Supervising Faculty Member________________________________________
Expected graduation date: __________
Degree expected: _______________________
Current address: ______________________________________________________
Phone number: (____)______________
Eligibility (Check everything that applies):
__ I will be a full or part-time graduate student at the time of the 2008 CPTSC conference.
__ I am working toward a degree in Technical or Scientific Communication or related field.
__ I will be a member of the CPTSC by the conference registration deadline.
__ I represent a racially or ethnically underrepresented group and/or I am a person with “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity” (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). Please explain: __________________________________________
__ I am an international student. Please explain:____________________________________
What to send:
□ A completed application form
□ A copy of your transcript
Where to send your application materials:
Office phone: (309) 438-7801