Springfield Area Chapter



Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship winner Lauren Murphy. Lauren is studying towards a Master's of Science in Communication from Illinois State University with an expected graduation date of May 2014. She works both as an Intern with the Illinois Corn Growers Marketing Board and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at ISU.She interned with the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office in 2012, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture in 2011. She graduated from Illinois College in 2012, with a magna cum laude, and memberships in Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society, Psi Chi, International Honor Society of Psychology, and Sigma Phi Epsilon Literary Society.











AWC Chapter Scholarship


The Association for Women in Communications (AWC), Springfield (IL) Chapter, seeks promising communications students for its annual scholarship award. This award symbolizes the commitment of the chapter to education and continuing high professional standards for the communications industry. The scholarship award is made possible by an initial grant from the Sara Lee Corp., and is maintained by the Springfield Chapter.


The Community Foundation for the Land of LIncoln is administering our scholarship application process, Interested parties may apply online using the link below or through the CFLL website: www.CFLL.org.


Apply Online for the AWC Chapter Scholarship

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015.


To quality for consideration, students must:

  • Have college junior, senior or graduate student status (full- or part-time), majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related fields and have an above average GPA (3.0 or above on a scale of 4.0).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a professional career in communications through educational work.
  • Demonstrate service to the communications field through extracurricular or job activities.
  • Submit reference contacts, one of which is from an instructor of a communications-related course that the applicant is currently enrolled in or has completed.
  • Submit a writing sample (see application).
  • Submit an official college transcript.
  • Be from Central Illinois or attend a college or university in Central Illinois.

    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: