Ellen McGill Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship will be awarded to an active member of ASCLS-IL that has not previously attended the Legislative Symposium or the Joint Annual Meeting to pay for expenses. Two scholarships of up to $750 each may be awarded annually. Funding is available to cover relevant expenses including cost of travel, registration fees and meals up to $750. All receipts must be submitted to the ASCLS-IL Treasurer. Award recipients will be required to write an article for the ASCLS-IL newsletter summarizing their experience at Legislative Days or the National Meeting.


1. Be a Developing Professional, Ascending Professional, or Professional member of ASCLS and a resident of Illinois.

2. Demonstrate prior involvement in the society at the local or state level.

3. Demonstrate the potential for future leadership on the ASCLS-IL Board of Directors.

4. Application must be for a meeting the applicant has not previously attended.

Deadline & Award Notification

Completed Application and materials for scholarships to the Legislative Symposium meeting must be received by August 15

Completed Application and materials for scholarships to the Joint Annual Meeting must be received by May 15

Notification of awards will be made by March and July. An email will be sent to the recipient informing him or her of the award. 


1. A member of the ASCLS-IL Board of Directors must submit a letter on behalf of the candidate describing the candidate’s involvement in the society to date as well as his or her potential for future contributions to the society. 

2. Applicants are selected based on their past involvement and potential future contributions to the society. The candidate will submit a short biographical essay which, at a minimum, should address the following topics:

    • Past involvement in the society.
    • Goals and interests for future involvement in the society.
    • Ideas for the growth and activities of the society.
    • Reasons for attending Legislative Days or the ASCLS National Meeting, including what you expect to learn and how you will use that information to the betterment of yourself, your employer, and the society.
    • Explanation of the need for this scholarship to support your attendance at the meeting.