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Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship applications are being accepted through January 31st , 2022.

Accepting Applications Now!

The 2022 Diversity Scholarship Committee hopes to award multiple scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants from North America - with the potential for a few international scholarships of up to $3000. The scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like travel and meals may be reimbursed based on the amount awarded. Reimbursement will be managed independently at the conference. Pairing up housing with other scholarship awardees or conference attendees may also be accommodated.

The deadline for applications is Monday January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET (see below for more details).

Please contact code4libaward@gmail.com with any questions. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage anyone from applying to this award. The scholarship committee will notify all applicants by February 15, 2022, regardless of award results.

Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must be a member of a group not well-represented within the code4lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc. We also invite applications from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that don't fit into the categories listed above.

Requirements

We expect applicants to be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib community. For more information about Code4Lib, see the About Code4Lib Page. The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.

We do NOT expect scholarship recipients to be responsible for being an ambassador for their group or an educator of others during the conference. While learning and exchange may happen as a result of interactions between participants, scholarship recipients are encouraged to focus on getting the most out of their experience and have no special duties or obligations apart from conference attendance, engaged participation to their comfort level, and giving us feedback on their experience.

Registration Details

Registration spots and hotel rooms are being held for scholarship recipients. If you can attend only if you receive a scholarship, there is no need to register for the conference or book a hotel room when registration opens. Code4Lib will assist you with registration and hotel arrangements; however, if you register for the conference or book a hotel room, you will be reimbursed. Reimbursement for expenses will be provided to recipients during the conference.

How to Apply

Submit your application materials via the Code4Lib online form: https://forms.gle/tNmnqz53e7yMoBXA6

  1. Answer the three questions in this form re: eligibility, financial need and conference & community participation.
  2. Attach a PDF of your current resume or CV. Your file should follow a “Lastname-Firstname.pdf” naming convention. For directions on creating a PDF File, see: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Microsoft-Word-Document-to-PDF-Format. Please direct any questions to code4libaward@gmail.com.

Your application will be confidential. Application materials will be stored in a Google Drive folder with access restricted to Scholarship Committee members. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be asked to provide a brief bio which will be featured on the conference website.

The application deadline is Monday January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

The scholarship committee will notify all applicants by February 15, 2022, regardless of award results.