MWCA Newcomers Award

The Newcomers Award of the MWCA is a 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 presenters OR non-presenters; and
  • agree to write a brief post-conference reflection that may be used in future MWCA publications.

Application Process
Details about the Newcomers Award for the 2018 Conference will be shared later this fall.