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The Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund

  The Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded to honor and preserve the memory and generous spirit of a valued friend and professional colleague, Melissa Pellegrin. She was a 1994 graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF) and a member of the Orlando Chapter STC. She was an exceptional student who earned an STC undergraduate scholarship. After graduation she served on the Orlando Chapter's Education Committee. Melissa's commitment to excellence was evident in the quality of her academic and professional work. She shared her enthusiasm in many ways, including professional presentations at conferences and meetings. She was employed as a technical communicator with The Technical Resource Connection Inc., in Tampa, until her untimely death in April 1997.

The Memorial Scholarship Dedication

The Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund was officially dedicated on October 3, 1997 during the Trends '97 Conference, hosted by the Orlando Chapter of the STC. The fund provides scholarships and awards to selected outstanding undergraduates and graduate students at UCF. Each year, these students are presented with certificates and checks from the scholarship fund, and a plaque with all past and current recipients is displayed at UCF.

For Students: How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please go to and follow the application instructions.

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2015.

For the Community: The Fund Needs Financial Support

To continue promoting academic growth and excellence among the students of technical communication, the STC Orlando Chapter has committed long-term capital investment to maintain and expand the Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund as a self-sustaining endowment. We need your help and financial commitment. Your tax-deductible contribution will help ensure that STC's goals for academic excellence and mentoring in education are met. If you would like to make a donation, please send a check made payable to:

The Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Treasurer, STC Orlando Chapter
P.O. Box 540444
Orlando, Florida   32854-0444
(IRS ID #31-0919557)

For further information e-mail: Dan Voss, Education Committee Manager

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