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PgUS Diversity Scholarship Application
Please complete this form to apply for a grant to conferences or events with the goal of either learning or presenting about PostgreSQL.

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, persons with disabilities, veterans, and/or students. 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.

Applications are reviewed at a minimum on a monthly basis, and approved on a case-by-case basis. Please note that grant disbursements may be a partial and not full reimbursement based on funding and demands.

Your chances are better at being approved if you choose a conference that is closer to your location. Please research conferences and events nearby prior to submitting applications in the future.

A full list of local user groups can be found here:

https://www.postgresql.org/community/user-groups/

And a full list of events endorsed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group that would be eligible for attendance can be found here:

https://www.postgresql.org/about/events/

Other conferences and events may be approved on a case-by-case basis, taking into account how attending would relate to PostgreSQL.

If you have any questions, please email diversity@postgresql.us.
Email address *
First name *
Last name *
What pronouns do you use? *
Where are you travelling from? *
What event are you interested in attending? Please include the destination and dates for the event. *
Please take a moment to research potential conferences, events, or meetups near your location. It is worthwhile to note your application is more likely to be approved if seeking admission and travel reimbursement to an event near you.
What is your motivation for attending this event? Explain how attending this event will benefit you or your local community. *
How you plan to "pay it forward" in the community? *
Some ideas include presenting at a PostgreSQL user group, writing a blog post, vlogging during the event, offering to volunteer at the conference, or submitting a talk.
Would you consider yourself a member of an under-represented group? Please explain. *
Are you in need of a conference ticket? *
Please note that requests for conference tickets are handled directly with the conference in question; additionally, paid trainings are separate from the conference ticket and are not eligible for being reimbursed under this scholarship.
How much financial aid are you requesting? Please research and provide a complete estimate of any anticipated costs. *
Anticipated costs could potentially include any number of transportation expenses, such as hotels, flights, gas, or rental services.
Would you help us increase diversity and inclusion within the PostgreSQL community? *
We're seeking volunteers to assist with tasks that include (but are not limited to) website development for conferences, social media management, presenting and/or training, and content development. If you have the free time and ability to assist with any of these tasks, we'd love for you to join us. Are you available to help us on this mission?
If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please list any skills you'd be willing to share or what kinds of projects you'd be comfortable volunteering on.
Anything else you'd like to add? *
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at diversity@postgresql.us and we'll get back to you as soon as we're able.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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