NEWCA offers two scholarship funds available to NEWCA conference presenters.

  1. The NEWCA Scholarship Award is awarded to presenters from groups and institutions under-represented in mainstream writing center work.  We are using the term “under-represented” to refer to individuals from socio-cultural groups under-represented in writing center work, and to institutions under-represented, such as high school writing centers, historically black institutions, urban institutions, and community colleges.
  2. The Robert J. Connors Memorial Scholarship is awarded to first-time NEWCA presenters who are currently working in a writing center.  Robert J. Connors (1951-2000), was an influential composition historian and a professor and writing center director at the University of New Hampshire, who contributed to the promotion and growth of NEWCA from the mid-1980s to the year of his death in May 2000. We honor his many contributions to NEWCA through this memorial scholarship, established in 2002.

Each award is set at $200 for individuals and $400 for a group (the group must consist of, at least, four presenters) and winners are selected based on their presentations’ contribution to writing center practice and research.

More information about how and when to apply will be posted by mid-November 2017.