Alice Lawson Scholarship Fund

Mission Statement

The Alice Lawson Scholarship Fund was created in 1998 by the AAUW West Chester-Chester County Branch to recognize Alice Lawson’s commitment to the mission and values of AAUW, the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. The purpose of this fund is to provide educational scholarships to women from Chester County with special needs and circumstances.

Alice was a lifelong member of AAUW. Wherever she and her husband lived, Alice always joined the local AAUW, knowing she would meet and enjoy the company of other college-educated women. Of the many activities she enjoyed in West Chester, her AAUW book group was probably her favorite. For a full bio on Alice Lawson, in the words of her daughter Paula Lawson Miller, please click here.

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Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipient:

Elizabeth Rivera, recipient of the 2023 Alice Lawson Scholarship, was formally introduced and presented with a certificate at AAUW West Chester-Chester County’s annual banquet.


2022 Scholarship Recipient:
Ayana Williams-Smith

Featured in August 2022 edition of West Chester Lifestyle – page 30


The Alice Lawson scholarship is intended to help women completing post-secondary education who are over the age of 25 (non-traditional students) and have already successfully completed at least 60 credits of study.

To Apply…

To apply for a scholarship, access an application on the West Chester AAUW website by clicking here.

Contact: Suzy DeGeorge at

CCCF extends our deepest condolences to the Lawson family.

To make a donation in honor of Neal Lawson…


Send a flyer and a check to:
“Alice Lawson Scholarship Fund c/o CCCF”
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382