Educational Scholarship

The AWC Springfield Educational Scholarship is given to a college junior, senior or graduate student from Central Illinois or attending a college or university in Central Illinois who is majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field. This year we will award $500 to our scholarship recipient.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to pursue a professional career in communications or a related field and service to the field through extracurricular or job activities.

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (CFLL) administers the application process, and applications are reviewed by an independent panel of judges.


Learn more & apply:  AWC Springfield Educational Scholarship
Deadline to Apply is March 1, 2017

Previous Scholarship winners:

  • 2016  Mackenzie Lyons, Sherman, Illinois, Western Illinois University
  • 2015   Katelyn Siegert
  • 2014   Chelsey B. Coombs
  • 2013   Lauren Murphy
  • 2012   Morgan Davis
  • 2011   Jessie Decker, Springfield, IL

Interested in supporting our student scholarship?

Help us preserve the communications scholarship for future generations: please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship Fund:

  • Visit www.CFLL.org – Choose “Giving/Make a Donation” and “Donate Now” to donate online.
  • Mail your contribution to:
    Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
    205 South Fifth Street, Suite 930
    Springfield, IL 62701
    Be sure to indicate if your contribution is for The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship Fund.