We champion the advancement of women across all communication disciplines by recognizing excellence and promoting leadership. Each year we celebrate our exceptional members, and future communications professionals with scholarships and awards.

AWC Student Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Winner
Pictured: Our 2016 winner and fellow member.

Every year the AWC Seattle Professional Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding communications students attending Washington state colleges and universities.

You can read about past winners on our blog or view the list of scholarship recipients here.

Information about the 2021 Scholarship: Learn more about the 2021 scholarship and apply by April 15.

The Georgina MacDougall Davis Founder’s Award

From left, 2016 Georgina Winner Dana Van Nest with 2015 winner Connie Mennie.

Established in 1976, the Georgina MacDougall Davis Founder’s Award, affectionately nicknamed the “Georgina,” is named after the University of Washington journalism student who founded the Theta Sigma Phi journalism society in 1909, which would later become the Association for Women in Communications. The Founder’s Award is given annually to a Seattle Chapter member who consistently exhibits the highest ethics, professional excellence and personal commitment in everything she does.

Read about past recipients on our blog or view the full list of winners here.

The AWC Seattle Star Award

2018 Star Award winner Lorraine Howell
2018 AWC Seattle Star Award recipient Lorraine Howell

The Seattle Star award honors a chapter member whose exceptional volunteer work within the last year has greatly benefited AWC Seattle. Examples may include expanding the range or adding value to the chapter’s member benefits and/or bringing increased public attention to the chapter’s mission, programs and services.

View the full list of winners here.

For information about AWC national awards, visit the AWC national website.