Rising Star Communicator

The Rising Star Communicator Scholarship

Each year, the Tulsa professional chapter of AWC awards up to two scholarships to outstanding student members. In 2019, two $2,000 scholarships were awarded at the annual AWC Tulsa Professional Chapter Newsmakers Luncheon on May 1, 2019, at Southern Hills Country Club. 

Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in communications, positive contributions toward communication on campus and/or in the community, demonstrated commitment to a career in the communications profession and scholastic achievement. 

Rising Star Communicator Award Applications are accepted through March 29, 2020. Check back soon for a link to the application. As an extra bonus to the scholarships awarded, a one-year membership to the Association for Women in Communications was added, thus paying for the recipient's national and local dues! Criteria and submission instructions can be found in the Scholarship Application Guidelines.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 46th annual Newsmakers Luncheon! We had a wonderful time honoring students Hannah Perry and Emily Suse!

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors who helped make this event such a success: Cherokee Nation Businesses, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Quik Print of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Williams, OSU Medicine, Indian Health Care Resource Center, AARP, Commerce Bank, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), Langdon Publishing, Resolute PR, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, M. Susan Savage, Freedom Electrical Services, Inc., GTR Newspapers and Oral Roberts University.


We look forward to awarding student scholarships again in 2020!

Rising Star Communicator Award Winners

Announced at the annual Newsmakers Luncheon on May 1, 2019

Congratulations To Our 2019 Scholarship Recipients Emily Suse, Tulsa Community College, & Hannah Perry, University of Oklahoma 

AWC Tulsa Chapter Rising Star Scholarship Winners

Pictured L to R: Emily Suse and Hannah Perry
Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Past Rising Star Communicator Award Winners

•Hannah Perry - 2019
•Emily Suse - 2019
•Natalie Wilkinson - 2018
•Katzee Reese - 2017
•Kristian Hughes - 2017
•Alexis Birdsong - 2016
•Lindsey Boulden - 2016
•Alex Batchelor-Strohm – 2015
•Sarah Rogers – 2015
•Sarah Hartley – 2014
•Katie Snyder – 2014
•Heather Crain – 2013
•Tanner Thurman – 2013
•Megan Sando – 2012
•Stephanie K. Taylor and Rachel Noland; Oklahoma State University – 2011
•Phyllis McLemore – 2010
•Cortney Hicks, Oklahoma State University  – 2009
•Allison Broyles, Oklahoma State University – 2009
•Maria Gaw, University of Tulsa – 2007
•Lauren Lott, Oklahoma State University – 2007
•Morgan Chaney, Oklahoma State University – 2006
•Jessica Ward, Oklahoma State University – 2006
•Amanda Hoel, University of Tulsa – 2005
•Amanda Martin, Oklahoma State University – 2005

Please contact your student chapter liaison for more information by emailing [email protected].