Scholarships

The Linux Foundation’s registration scholarship program exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Linux Foundation events in two categories:

  • Diversity scholarships for traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized persons
  • Need-based scholarships for community members who lack the funds to purchase their own ticket

Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary registration pass to attend their selected event(s). Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Selection will be made by an assembled group of reviewers who will assess each applicant’s request.

Eligibility Requirements

Diversity Scholarship: Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBT, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities who are unable to attend without some financial assistance.

Need-Based Scholarship: Individuals who apply should be active members of the open source community who are unable to attend for financial reasons and are unable to get funding from their companies.

Travel Funding

Travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

If you require travel funding in order to attend this event, please fill out the Travel Fund Request Form prior to submitting this application.

Unfortunately we are only able to provide travel funding for about 15% of requests received. If your travel fund request is approved, you can then fill out this scholarship request and one will be provided.

Review Period

When applying, please allow two weeks for application review. It is recommended to submit your application at least six weeks prior to an event to allow for visa application and approval, if required.

Applicants can be approved for up to 2 (two) scholarships per calendar year.

The Linux Foundation recommends that scholarship applicants check with the event host country’s visa and application requirements prior to application submission.

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