Monday, October 18, 2010

From Our President

Arroxane Eber photo When was the last time you got something for nothing? How about a free professional course, workshop, or training session? Okay, you do have to give something to get a little help with professional development: you have to submit an application. That's it. No, really.

Professional Development Scholarship

Most of the time when we hear "scholarship” we tend to think it’s “only for college students,” and that is partially true of the Lone Star Community scholarship fund. But LSC also provides awards to professionals who could use financial assistance for polishing or expanding their skills.

You can use the professional scholarship award for just about any kind of technical communication training: workshops, seminars, webinars, classes, courses, conferences, and more.

Community members often overlook this use of the scholarship fund. I'd like to change that and make it common knowledge. I don't think that requires wearing a sandwich board with "FREE MONEY" painted on it, but I could be wrong ... and Halloween's around the corner.

To apply for this scholarship, the requirements are pretty simple:
  • Enroll in a workshop or course in technical communication.
  • Pursue a career in technical communication.
  • Be a current, paid member of the LSC.
  • Submit an application.
The application information and more is available on the LSC website under About > Scholarships.

So, what are you waiting for?