2012 iwca conference Scholarships: Call for Applications



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2012 IWCA Conference Scholarships: Call for Applications
The IWCA is now accepting applications for scholarships of up to $500 to support participants’ attendance at the 2012 IWCA conference in San Diego, October 25-27. The application deadline is Monday, September 10 by midnight.
Individuals who have been accepted for a conference presentation (poster, individual paper, workshop, or other) may apply for a scholarship, provided all qualifications for the scholarship are met.
Applications will be accepted from individuals only—no group or team applications. Applications that list more than one applicant will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. See below for the list of required materials.
Scholarships

The purpose of these scholarships is twofold: To support professionals whose travel funding is insufficient to cover the costs of travel, and to facilitate the inclusion of a range of diverse voices and perspectives at our conference.


Scholarships from $150 to $450 will be awarded to IWCA Conference participants who are contributing in significant ways to writing center pedagogy, research, and service/mentoring. The IWCA particularly encourages applicants from institutions that are typically underrepresented at IWCA conferences, including historically black, Hispanic-serving, or tribal colleges and universities; secondary schools and two-year colleges; and schools for the blind or deaf. Also encouraged to apply are professionals traveling to the conference from outside the U.S. and/or from groups that are typically underrepresented at our conferences, including LGBTQ, persons with a disability, part-time/adjunct employees, and those who self-identify with one or more of the following races/ethnicities: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Latino/a; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Applicants who wish to self-identify in any of the categories above may do so in Section V of the application.

Application Process

To apply, complete the application form below, including a letter of application in Section IV, and e-mail it (MS Word or rich-text format) as an attachment to christopher.ervin@wku.edu. Deadline for applications is Monday, September 10 by midnight.


Thank you,
Christopher Ervin

2012 Conference Scholarship Chair


Application for 2012 IWCA Conference Scholarship
All applicants must complete sections I – V.
I. Applicant Information
Name: Click to type: Applicant's Name
Address: Click to type: Applicant's Address
Phone: Click to type: Applicant's Phone Number
E-mail: Click to type: Applicant's Email Address
Institution: Click to type: Applicant's Writing Center/Institution
Check or underline the one that applies to you:  undergraduate tutor  graduate student tutor

 Full-time WC faculty/staff  Part-time/adjunct

 other: _______________________
Have you attended an IWCA conference in the past?  yes  no

II. Presentation Information
Title of Presentation: Click to type: Title of Presentation
Abstract (submit abstract from your conference proposal): Click to type: Abstract
III. Budget. All applicants must provide a detailed budget.
Items that must be included as expenditures are (1) Travel costs (airfare, parking, taxi, train, bus, etc); (2) lodging;

(3) conference registration ($200.00 for directors/full-time faculty; $150 for part-time faculty/tutors); (4) mileage for personal vehicle, if any (figure $.30 per mile to location and back); (5) materials (for example, if you paid out of pocket to print a research poster for the conference, include that amount here, as well).


Items that must be included as current funding are (1) grants (amount and source); (2) institutional funding (amount and source); (3) any other funds not included above (amount and source, but not to include personal funds).
Provide your detailed budget here (if the amount is zero, indicate by typing a 0 in the blank)
Expenditures Current Funding

Travel: $ __________ Grants: $ __________ Source: __________

Lodging: $ __________ Institutional Funding: $ __________ Source: __________

Registration: $ __________ Other: $ __________ Source: __________

Mileage: $ __________

Materials: $ __________ Total Funding: $ __________

Total Expenditures: $ __________


IV. Letter of Application. Below, write a letter of application (maximum of 1000 words) to the 2012 IWCA Conference Scholarship Committee in which you address some or all of the following: your background and experience in writing centers; your contributions to writing center pedagogy, research, and service; how writing center work has shaped your academic work, intellectual life, or personal life outside the walls of the writing center; or other aspects of writing center work that you feel are important for the committee to know in considering your application.
Click to type: Insert Letter Here


V. Self-Identification. Applicants who wish to self-identify as belonging to one or more of various underrepresented groups, OR self-identify as working in a writing center that represents one or more of various underrepresented types of institutions, OR self-identify as traveling to the conference from outside the United States may do so below. Please identify all that apply:
 I self-identify with one or more of the following races/nationalities/ethnicities: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Latino/a; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; or indicate other/combination, etc: _________________________
 I self-identify as LGBTQ.
 I am a person with a disability.
 I will be representing an institution in one or more of the following categories: historically black or Hispanic serving college or university; tribal college; school for the blind or school for the deaf; secondary school; two-year college;

other: _________________________________


 I will be traveling to the conference from outside the contiguous United States.
 I am a part-time or adjunct faculty member or WC staff member
 other that’s not listed above: _________


Save the form and send it to christopher.ervin@wku.edu .


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