We have developed a scholarship program to both get people to the conference and help cover the cost of the conference itself. To enable maximum participation, we’ve set ourselves some lofty goals: we want to provide 100 scholarships for the conference and 80 travel stipends, all made possible through donations and grants from foundations.
Our scholarship committee will review it and get back to you as soon as possible with a decision. The scholarship committee is made up of members of our advisory committee and non-profit staffers, who will examine each application with three main topics in mind.
1.) Need – is this person truly not able to afford to come – ie, do they represent an NGO with a budget, or a community group/no group.
2.) Diversity – Is this person from an underrepresented community?
3.) Value – what will this person bring to the conversations that are happening at the Summit.