November 1 is the deadline for students to apply to Sigma Tau Chi or Alpha Sigma, STC’s honorary societies.
The STC website has an MS Word file with the application form (linked below). Completed applications and letters of recommendation must be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Transcripts are mailed to the address in the application form: http://www.stc.org/recog/awards01_STX-AS.asp.
About the STC Student Honorary Societies
The Society for Technical Communication encourages qualified students to apply for membership in its honorary societies, Sigma Tau Chi and Alpha Sigma.
Sigma Tau Chi (STX) recognizes students enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate technical communication program who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, are exemplary participants in STC, and demonstrate the potential for significant contributions to the profession.
Alpha Sigma (AS) recognizes students enrolled in a two-year or certificate technical communication program who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, are active participants in STC, and demonstrate the potential to contribute to the profession.
Applications to STX and AS are carefully reviewed and ranked by a committee consisting of three senior STC members (two industry practitioners and one academic practitioner). The committee makes its recommendations to the STC Board of Directors, which notifies the selected students after its January meeting. Students accepted into STX or AS receive one year’s membership in STC, a pin, and a T-shirt.
Completed application forms and supporting documents should be e-mailed as attached Word or PDF files to David Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1. By the same deadline, an official transcript must be mailed directly from the applicant’s school to the address in the application form.
If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail them to David Dayton, Chair of the STC Honorary Societies Committee, at email@example.com.