CWCA/ACCR Georgia Lyons Student Bursary

The Georgia Lyons Student Bursary is meant to increase student participation at the CWCA conference by providing funds to supplement conference fees, travel, and accommodations.

One (1) bursary will be awarded up to a maximum of $250 CAD to a student each spring at CWCA/ACCR’s annual conference.


  • The recipient must have been accepted to present at the CWCA/ACCR conference at the time of application.
  • The recipient must be (or have been) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university at the time of application.
  • The recipient must be in attendance at the annual CWCA/ACCR conference in order to receive the award.
  • Priority will be given to first-time conference presenters. 

How to Apply

Submissions will be evaluated based on applicant eligibility and response to the following question:

  • In 150-200 words, explain how receiving this bursary will support your learning and the learning of others.

Submit an application here.

Submission deadline is March 15th, 2020

The successful recipient will be notified by April 1st, 2020

About Georgia Lyons

Picture of Georgia Lyons smiling. She has short brown hair and wears a pink blouse in the photo.
Georgia Lyons

Georgia Lyons, known affectionately as the “Grammar Granny,” was a writing instructor at Nipissing University where she worked with students to develop their writing skills. She helped them increase their confidence and taught them not only about writing, but “about life, citizenship, and love for learning” (as one colleague noted). She is remembered for her dedication to her students, good humour, and gentle manner. More about Georgia…

History of the Bursary

On May 29, 2015, at the CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting, a motion was passed to establish a student bursary to be named the Georgia Lyons Student Bursary. The bursary was established and is administered by the CWCA/ACCR executive.

Beginning in 2015, funds have been collected for the Bursary. The first Georgia Lyons Student Bursary was awarded in May 2020.

The Georgia Lyons Student Bursary is funded through generous donations from CWCA members, presenters, attendees, and others each year during the conference registration process.