DrupalCon is becoming a grown up conference in Europe and the next edition in Prague at the end of September will be the confirmation of that.
European DrupalCon dates have been moved to end of September, well clear of the summer and the scholar summer holidays, and as the event does this transition, the scholarship program will too, so weâ€™re introducing the brand new â€śDrupalCon Grants and Scholarshipsâ€ť program.
Stuart Clark (Deciphered) - Scholarship recipient, DrupalCon Portland 2013
Whatâ€™s a scholarship?
Scholarship criteria will stay mostly unaltered, trying to allow attendance of active Drupal community members who would otherwise not be able to attend DrupalCon, covering conference registration and travel costs and assisting with visas and similar legal processes.
To increase the number of unique scholarship recipients, recipients can receive up to one scholarship every two years. Scholarship recipients for any 2013 DrupalCon will be eligible again for award in 2015.
Gemma Rose (Gemdev) - Scholarship recipient, DrupalCon Sydney 2013
Whatâ€™s a grant?
Following the spirit of the community cultivation grants program that started in 2011, the awarding criteria for DrupalCon grants will be mainly influenced by the impact of the person in the Drupal project at large.
Applications are now open!
DrupalCon offers opportunities to grow skills and network with the community that are not available anywhere else in the world; grants and scholarships provide a way for people to get to the event who would otherwise not be able to go. Applications for the grants and scholarships for Drupalcon Prague are currently open and will end on 12 July at 23:59 CEST so donâ€™t be late and apply now.
Hope to see you in Prague!
DrupalCon Prague Scholarship Lead
Images courtesy Tim Miller