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The Conference on College Composition and Communication sponsors the Scholars for the Dream Awards to encourage scholarship by historically underrepresented groups. These groups include African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latino and Latina Americans, and American Indians—persons whose presence and whose contributions are central to the full realization of our professional goals.

CCCC offers to emerging scholars up to ten travel awards of $750 each, sponsors a reception for all award winners, and gives a one-year membership in NCTE and CCCC. The Awards Selection Committee considers originality of research, significance of pedagogical or theoretical contributions to the field, and potential for larger, subsequent projects. Applications are submitted with CCCC Convention session proposal materials.  Award winners will be notified in December.  

The Awards Selection Committee considers originality of research, significance of pedagogical or theoretical contributions to the field, and potential for larger, subsequent projects. Specifically, the Selection Committee will consider the following:

1. The Problem. The presentation promises to describe a significant problem or issue, meeting one or more of these criteria:

  • Timeliness: contributes to a current issue in rhetoric or composition studies.
  • Theory: references a specific theoretical framework within rhetoric or composition studies, sharpening concept definitions or presenting alternative viewpoints.
  • Research: provides exploration with new research techniques or creative use of known techniques; demonstrates and fills a research void; creates or improves an instrument for observing and analyzing research data.
  • Pedagogy: relates specific, creative classroom practices to particular theoretical frames, demonstrating potential for general application (more than a demonstration of a particular personality's successful pedagogy).

2. The Potential. Whether theory, research, or pedagogy, the presentation should hold promise for future exploration and investigation.

Selection Procedure

If you are from a historically underrepresented group, if you are an emerging scholar, and if you would be presenting at CCCC for the first time, you may apply by submitting the materials outline below.

Your proposal will be reviewed in the Area Cluster you choose and by the Dream Selection Committee. If your proposal is accepted and it meets the Dream criteria, you are eligible for a travel award.

Candidates for travel awards should submit an expanded, 3 to 5-page abstract by October 11, 2010 to the CCCC Administrative Assistant at or 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801.  At that time, you will also be asked to verify eligibility.

Award winners are notified in December.

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Scholars for the Dream Award Winners

Maryam Elena Jamali Ashtiani, California State University, Fresno
Lina Buffington, Philadelphia Futures, Pennsylvania
Jason B. Esters, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
David F. Green, Jr., Penn State University, University Park
Janie Jaramillo-Santoy, Texas Tech University & Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
Marissa M. Juárez, University of Arizona, Tucson
Wen Ma, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Sarah Nieto Olivas, Texas State University-San Marcos
Bettina Ramón, Texas State University-San Marcos
Michelle Bachelor Robinson, University of Louisville, KY

Qwo-Li Driskill, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Crystal M. Hills, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Donna Hunter, Stanford University, California
Aja Y. Martinez, University of Arizona, Tucson
Natalie A. Martínez, Arizona State University, Tempe
Leslie D. Norris, Rappahannock Community College, Glenns, Virginia
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Kathryn Ortiz, University of Arizona, Tucson
Andrea Osteen, California State University, Fresno
Melissa Berry Pearson, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Staci M. Perryman-Clark, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Maria Bibbs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tamika L. Carey, Syracuse University, New York
Korina Jocson, Stanford University, California
Donna King, The Pennsylvania State University, State College
Lydia Balderamos Loskot, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Barbara Castillo Noyes, University of Texas at Arlington
Sung Ohm, Ohio University, Athens
Ryan Masaaki Omizo, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Debbie A. Reese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kimberly Thomas, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Timothy J. Brown, West Chester University, Pennsylvania
Kevin A. Browne, The Pennsylvania State University, College Park
Rachel Carrales, University of Texas at San Antonio
Elizabeth Imende, High Point University, North Carolina
Kendall Leon, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Jolivette Mecenas, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Soncerey L. Montgomery, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina
Iris Ruiz, University of California, San Diego
Paul Velazquez, Texas State University-San Marcos
Han Yu, Illinois State University, Normal

Cedric D. Burrows, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Linh Dich, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Robin Evans, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Maisha T. Fisher, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Elisa Marie Norris, Syracuse University, New York
Daisy Pignetti, University of South Florida, Tampa
Eric Darnell Pritchard, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adina Sanchez-Garcia, University of Miami, Florida
Justin Schapp, Syracuse University, New York
Robyn Tasaka, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

JuliAnna Avila, University of California, Berkeley
Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, University of California, Los Angeles
Ted Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing
David Kirkland, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Melvette Melvin, Penn State University, State College
Rose Metts, Savannah State University, Georgia
Kelvin Monroe, Washington State University, Pullman
Spencer Salas, University of Georgia, Atlanta
Cecilia Solis-Sublette, Texas A&M University
Sandra Young, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Jacqueline Brown, University of Louisville
Carol Brochin Ceballos, Laredo Community College, Texas
Rene Agustin De los Santos, University of California, Santa Barbara
Nichole Hamai, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Jungmi Kim, Temple University
Seonjoo Moon, Temple University
Ken Rayes, University of New Orleans
Eunsook Rhee, Temple University
Tonya Scott, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Lillie Whetten, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Haivan Hoang, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Carlos Evia, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Michelle Johnson, Claremont Graduate University, California
Asao Inoue, Washington State University,  Pullman
Patricia Trujillo, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Hilary Owens, California State University, Chico
Derek Landers, Cincinnati State College
Piper Kendrix Williams, Rutgers University
Rachel Brooks-Rather, Ohio University, Athens
Margaret Wong, Quinsagamond Community College, Marlborough,  MA
Terry Carter, University of South Carolina
Rose Gubele, Sonoma State University, California
Daniel Justice, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Rhea Estelle Lathan, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Kim Lee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Meredith Lee, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kathleen McColley, University of Hawaii
Paul Minifee, University of Texas at Austin
Josye Sadler, University of Southern Mississippi
Faye Spencer Maor, Valdosta State University, Georgia
Aesha Adams, Marquette University, Milwaukee
Christina Bell, Montgomery College, Maryland
Rebecca Cisneros, University of Vermont
Lisa Trevino Roy-Davis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Avis G. Hewitt, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
Joseph Ng/Eng, Eastern Washington University
Annette Harris-Powell, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Rebecca Small, Sonoma State University, California
Rhonda Robinson Thomas, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Kendra Vaglienti, Texas Woman's University, Addison
Wilson C. Chen, University of California
Resa Crane Bizzaro, East Carolina University
E. K. Daufin, Alabama State University
Charmin Granger, Miami University
Emily Porcincula Lawsin, California State University, Northridge
Levita D. Mondie, University of Maryland, College Park
Dora Ramirez, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Kimberly A. Robinson, California State University, San Marcos
Gregory E. Rutledge, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mae Lombos Wlazlinski, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton
Fred Arroyo, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Steve Chu, Iowa State University
Sheldon George, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Serena R. Huffman, University of New Mexico, Alburquerque
Celestine W. Liu, New York University
Cedrick May, University of Texas, Arlington
Elizabeth McHenry, University of Texas, Austin
Diana Elena Moran Molina, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Luana Uluave, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Linda Walking-Woman, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Cassandra J. Canada, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Ginny Carney, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Maria De Jesus Estrada, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
La Tisha Camille Fowlkes, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Chikako D. Kumamoto, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyln Illinois
Cynthia Mccollie-Lewis, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
Donald McCrary, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
Charlotte Simmonds-Hammons, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
A. Tyson Sims, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Marion Okawa Sonomura, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii
Erika Aigner-Varoz, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Victoria Cliett, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Renita Duncan, Illinois State University, Normal
Amanda Espinosa-Aguilar, University of Nevada, Reno
Sandra M. Grayson, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts
Terry Haynes, State University of New York/Westchester Community College, Valhalla Joyce Rain Latora, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Lynn A. Casmier-Paz, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Gwendolyn Pough, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
K. Hyoejin Yoon, State University of New York, Albany
Lena Ampadu, University of Maryland, College Park
María C. M. de Guerrero, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Phyllis Pearson Elmore, North Lake College, Dallas, Texas
Carlton Floyd, University of Idaho, Moscow
Janice Gould, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
David Holmes, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Terese Monberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Shondel Nero, Long Island University, New York Pata Suyemoto, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
José L. Torres-Padilla, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Jennifer Barfield, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Kisha Brown, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
José Irizarry, University of Puerto Rico, Mayguez
Susan Kimoto, Cowell College, Santa Cruz, California
Alison O. Lee, College of San Mateo Tohcone College, San Francisco, California
Michelle McIver-Bell, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina
Natalia Apostolos Menendez, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California
Malea Powell, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Elaine Richardson, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Patricia Joan Saunders, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Meta G. Carstaphen, Texas Woman's University, Denton
Louise M. Connal, University of Arizona, Tuscon
Evelyn Flores, University of Guam, Barrigada
Sharon Gamble, City College of New York, New York
Lisa M. Gonsalves, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Renee Moreno, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jeryl Prescott, University of South Florida, Tampa
George Q. Xu, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion

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