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SWCA is pleased to offer scholarships for professional work and travel support to our in-person conferences. In the spirit of developing future WC leaders in our region, we strongly encourage new scholars and first-time attendees to apply in 2023 for these student and professional supports for our next in-person conference in 2024. 

Available Scholarships

Apply NowThe Tom Waldrep scholarship (2 recipients/$400 each) is open to any and all undergraduate and graduate students working in writing centers.

Apply NowThe Gary Olson scholarship (2 recipients/$400 each) is available for any and all professionals working in writing centers.

Submission Guidelines and Eligibility

Proposals for scholarships to the 2024 conference are due by midnight, December 30, 2023.

Both awards are tied to conference acceptance. Applicants need to be student, professional or institutional SWCA members before the first day of the annual SWCA conference. Awards are named in honor of our organizational founders. Anonymized proposals will be read and ranked by SWCA committee members, and scholarship winners will be announced in January. Award winners may also be noted in conference materials and on the SWCA web site.

For more information about the SWCA conference, see the conference page.

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