This year, the STC-PMC scholarship award went to Michael Apotheker, an undergraduate student majoring in media communications at the University of Delaware. Each year, the $500 scholarship is awarded to a local student working toward a bachelor’s degree with an interest in the technical communication field.
Michael said that he developed an interest in technical communication after taking a course taught by Professor Luttrell, a member of STC-PMC. “I had been thinking about possible paths I could take, and one of them was scientific communication,” he said. “I learned about the scholarship and decided to apply, hoping to learn more about this field.”
Michael added that he was “surprised but excited” when he heard that he had won the award. “This scholarship reminds me of how much potential I have and how many paths are open to me, and that encouragement is driving me forward to continue exploring directions that interest me.” He plans to use the scholarship money to finish his degree. “I am thankful to have the extra help it gives me financially,” he said.
As for his future plans, Michael said that he has three important goals: “In whatever career I decide to follow, my goals are to excel, foster equality, and leave a lasting positive legacy for future generations.”