MWCA Newcomers Award

The Newcomers Award of the MWCA is a need-based registration lottery for first-time attendees to the MWCA Regional Conference.


Applicants must be MWCA members. Anyone working in MWCA member writing centers—undergraduate students, graduate students, or professionals—is eligible. To check whether your membership status (individual or institutional) is active, please log into your account on

Specifically, this award is for writing center staff who

  • will be first-time attendees of the MWCA conference;
  • are from institutions that are unable to fund at least 50% of travel expenses;
  • are presenters OR non-presenters; and
  • agree to write a brief post-conference reflection that may be used in future MWCA publications.

Application Process
Grant applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back in 2015 for grant information.