2018 PWMC Women’s Professional Advancement Scholarship

Please note our 2018 scholarship acceptance period has now passed. Watch for the 2019 scholarship opportunities to be available on or around March 1, 2019.

If you’ve submitted a scholarship and have a question please feel free to contact us at pwmccommunications@gmail.com. We will be in touch with all scholarship applicants in mid-May!


Professional Women of McLean County has established a scholarship fund for women working and/or living in McLean County.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a female applicant that is pursuing a professional development OR educational pursuit.

In order to qualify for scholarship funds you must:

  • Live and/or work in McLean County
  • Intend to pursue, or be in active pursuit of further education or professional development focused on your chosen career path.
  • Demonstrate active involvement and leadership within McLean County
  • Submit the following application, in full, as well as a professional letter of recommendation submitted on your behalf. To be considered for scholarship funds, your application and letter of recommendation are both due no later than April 15, 2018.
  • Letter of recommendation can be submitted to us through email pwmccommunications@gmail.com or postal mail Attn: PWMC, Inc, P.O. Box 5140, Bloomington, IL 61702-5140
  • Applicants may be members of Professional Women of McLean County, but does not stand as a determining factor in scholarship awards.
  • Applicants may not be a currently serving member of the PWMC Board of Directors, as to not cause any conflict of interest

If chosen as a scholarship recipient, you must provide proof of enrollment. In the case of a formal educational institution, PWMC will require your student ID to have the scholarship funds applied directly to your student account.  If you will use the scholarship for reimbursement for a class or program, we require proof of enrollment and payment, prior to issuing a check.

We kindly ask, if chosen, you are available at our fundraising event set the evening of Thursday, July 26, 2018, for presentation of your scholarship award. You will receive 2 tickets to this event, free of charge, as a scholarship recipient.

Any questions can be directed to our board president, Melissa Larson by emailing pwmccommunications@gmail.com

We wish you well on your educational and professional pursuits and look forward to reviewing your scholarship application!

Sincerely,

2018 PWMC Board of Directors