Communication Scholarship!

February 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Seattle Professional Chapter of Women in Communications (AWC Seattle) College Scholarship program. Each year, our chapter raises money through special events to fund scholarships for Washington state college students majoring in communications disciplines. In the past 30 years, Seattle AWC has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to help foster the next generation of professional communicators.

For the 2017-18 academic year that begins in Fall 2017, the chapter will award one scholarship of $2,000.

Applications and accompanying materials must be received by email or postmarked by March 31, 2017. Eligibility requirements and submission address are listed below.

 

Scholarship selections are based on:

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications
  • Cover letter, work samples, honors/special awards, projects
  • Goals and progress toward communications career
  • Contributions toward communications on campus and/or in the community
  • Scholastic achievement (GPA in major)
  • Financial need
  • For University of Washington and Washington State University students
  •            only, membership in the student chapter of AWC serves as a tiebreaker

We wish you the best in your communications studies and invite you to learn more about the Association for Women in Communications at www.seattleawc.org and www.womcom.org.

 

Sincerely,

Catherine Stevens

Scholarship Chair

StevensCL@comcast.net

Seattle AWC Scholarship Eligibility and Submission Requirements 2017-18 Academic Year

 

Eligible students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall 2017
  • Be a junior or senior student as of Fall 2017
  • Be accepted in, or applying to, a major in at least one of the following communications disciplines:
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic or multi-media design
  • Journalism (print or broadcast)
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Public relations
  • Speech communications
  • Technical communication
  • Television or radio production
  • Video or film
  • Your application packet must include the following:
  • Cover letter explaining your educational and career goals and what you are doing to reach those goals
  • Application form (pages 3 through 6 of this packet)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college work
  • A current resume
  • Two writing samples of two pages or less in length each.
  • We recommend these be from your communications work or classes.
  • If you are a student in a graphics or multimedia discipline, you may submit one sample of your work in that discipline and one writing sample.
  • Portfolio links are not an acceptable formats for writing samples.  By email (preferred): By mail (must be postmarked by March 31, 2017): If you have questions, please email: StevensCL@comcast.net The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members at the forefront of the rapidly evolving communications industry. 2017-18 Scholarship Application   Student ID #                                                          _____________________________City_____________________________ State ________ Zip___________________ City_____________________________ State ________ Zip___________________ Email Address                                                       ______  College Information for 2017-2018 College you currently attend:                                                                                                                     
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  • Phone (         )                                                                 
  • Address at home                                                   _____________________________
  • Address at school                                                 _____________________________
  • Name                                                                    _____________________________
  • Student Profile Please type or print clearly (you may print this form and fill in by hand if you wish).
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  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
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  • AWC Scholarship, PO Box 60262, Shoreline, WA 98160
  • StevensCL@comcast.net with “AWC scholarship” in the subject line
  • Submit application and supporting materials by March 31, 2017:
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  •  Class status in Fall 2017:                 Junior               Senior
  • College you plan to attend in Fall 2017:
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  • Have you been accepted?           If no, please specify expected acceptance date:                            
  • Cumulative GPA                             Communications GPA _____________
  • Area of concentration / type of communications major:                                                                        
  • UW and WSU students only — are you a student member of AWC?           yes      noFinancial Information for 2017-18 School Year(All financial information will remain confidential. Please indicate specifically the extent to which you are responsible for your education and personal expenses.)Your assets and expected income:    Family assistance available:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Describe any communications work you have done, on or off campus (public relations or advertising campaigns, newspaper writing, internships, freelance work, volunteerism, etc.).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Describe any extra-curricular and community activities, volunteer or public service.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By email (preferred): StevensCL@comcast.net with “AWC scholarship” in the subject line* See page 2 of this packet for required materials
  • By mail (must be postmarked by March 31, 2017): AWC Scholarship, PO Box 60262, Shoreline, WA 98160
  • Submit application and all supporting materials* by March 31, 2017:
  • Applicant’s Name or Signature                                                              Date
  • By submitting this form, I certify the information is true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge:
  • 2. One professional or community service reference                                 email address or phone number
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  • 1. One academic reference (professor/teacher)                                    email address or phone number
  • References:
  • Describe your most important campus activities, including honors, special awards and projects.
  • Describe your goals for your academic training and prospective career in communications.
  • Name:                                                                                                                               
  • Student Goals and Activities You may print and fill in or use this form. Attach an additional sheet if needed to fully respond.
  • Other anticipated grants and scholarships:
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  • Estimated college costs (tuition, fees, and books):
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Fisher Announces Minority Scholarships-Deadline May 31st

Since 1987 Fisher Communications, Inc. has sought to attract minority students into careers in broadcasting with annual scholarships. Fisher’s interest in minority broadcasting students goes back many years and has included training programs in technical areas and on-air. As a result of this nurturing environment, minority employees have made numerous contributions to the standards of excellence that have come to personify Fisher Communications, Inc. and strengthen the diversity of our workplace.

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Journalism Scholarship News & Photo Internship!

Please let your students know about this $3,000 scholarship opportunity:

Apply for the $3,000 Bobbi McCallum scholarship for female journalism students demonstrating financial need and attending public universities in Washington. http://1.usa.gov/vp3JV3

Deadline Nov. 11.

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Women in Communication Scholarship

2011-2012 Academic Year Scholarships
Each year, the Seattle Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications awards scholarships to Washington state college students majoring in a communications discipline. Applications are being accepted through May 1 for the 2011-2012 academic year.
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 2011
  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student as of Fall 2011
  • 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:

Return postmarked application and supporting materials no later than Sunday, May 1, 2011 to:
AWC Seattle Professional Chapter
Pam Love, Scholarship Chair
3417 30th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98199

AWC Scholarships

For Students

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 awcseattle@verizon.net. 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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