AWC Scholarships

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AWC Student Chapters

AWC has its roots at the University of Washington (UW), where a group of women journalism students founded the organization in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi. In nearly 100 years, the organization has evolved from a collegiate women’s journalism sorority into a strong national network of communicators representing a broad range of disciplines.

Today, there are professional and student chapters across the country. In Washington state, there are AWC student chapters at the UW and Washington State University (WSU).

The AWC Student Chapter at the UW welcomes all communications students—any student from another Puget Sound-area college or university is welcome to join the AWC Student Chapter at the UW.

Interested in learning more about AWC student chapter membership? Email AWC Seattle Professional Chapter at Also read additional AWC membership information.

2010-2011 Academic Year Scholarships

The Seattle Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications will award one scholarship for $2,000 and another for $1,000 to Washington state college students. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2010. If you are interested in applying, please take a minute to read over the following requirements.

Eligible students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Washington state resident
  • Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall 2010
  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student as of Fall 2010
  • Be accepted in, or applying to, a school at a four-year university or college to major in at least one of the following communications disciplines:
    • Advertising
    • Film
    • Graphic design
    • Journalism (print and broadcast)
    • Marketing
    • Multimedia design
    • Photography
    • Public relations
    • Technical communication
    • Television and radio production

Scholarship selections are based on:

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications
  • Positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Work Samples
    **Two work samples: If applicant is a student studying journalism, advertising, public relations, broadcasting or technical writing, please submit two (2) writing samples. If applicant is a student in the disciplines of graphic or multimedia design, please submit one (1) sample of your work in that discipline and one (1) writing sample.

To apply, please send the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Application for 2010-2011 scholarships (PDF)
    (Questions about the application? Contact Whitney Mason, President, AWC Seattle Professional Chapter.)
  • Transcripts of post-high school academic work
    (Photocopies are acceptable; please do not send transcripts separately)
  • A current resume
  • Two samples of your work
    (If you wish samples returned, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size and include correct postage for the material.)

Return postmarked application and supporting materials no later than April 30, 2010 to:

AWC Seattle Professional Chapter
Scholarship Chair
PO Box 472
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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