San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students

Funds will be disbursed in Spring.

  • Awarding Department: English
  • Scholarship Intent: This award is for students who are majoring, minoring, or pursuing a certificate in Technical and Professional Writing at SF State and have goals and achievements suitable and promising for a future technical communication career.​
  • Criteria:
    1) Applicants must be pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in Technical & Professional Writing.​
    2) Applicants must have completed at least three TPW core or skills-elective courses before Spring semester 2016.​
    3) Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in the courses they have completed for their TPW core and skills-elective requirements. ​
    4) Applicants must submit an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is okay).​
    5) Applicants must submit a personal statement (1-2 pages) that includes both a statement of achievements in technical communication studies and a statement of future academic and career goals.​
    6) Applicants must submit 1-2 short original technical writing sample(s), together totaling no more than 8 pages. Further details about the writing sample requirement are provided within the accompanying scholarship application.​
    7) Applicants are encouraged but not required to provide a current resume of relevant employment experience.​
  • Major: Single: Technical and Professional Writing majors, minors, and certificates
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Upper Division(Junior/Senior); Grad: 2nd BA/Grad pursuing certificate. Applicants must have at least one full semester left before graduation.​
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 1 UNIT; Grad: 1 UNIT
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.25 in TPW core or skills courses; Grad GPA: 3.25 in TPW core or skills courses​
  • Contact Person: English Department
  • Campus Address: HUM 423
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2660
  • Email:
  • Web page: N/A
  • Number of Awards: up to 2

up to $500
Supplemental Questions
  1. List current and future course information (use "Current and Future Course Information" form found on the English Department website (see "Scholarships" under Student Resources).
  2. Please upload an SFSU unofficial transcript here.
  3. 1-2 page personal statement which must include both statement of achievements in technical communication studies and statement of future academic and career goals.
  4. 1 or 2 short original technical writing sample(s): combined length of all sample(s) should be a maximum of 8 pages. Please attach a brief description of the audience and purpose of your development/production process, plus provide any other information that would help judges to evaluate your work.
  5. Attach current resume of relevant employment experience (optional).