Geekend Scholars Application
Savannah's Geekend conference is a 2-day event that celebrates innovation in business, technology and the arts. It's a time to learn, to be inspired, to dream, to discover and to connect with an incredible group of entrepreneurs, technologists, creatives, makers, leaders and change agents.

We are committed to making Geekend's wide range of opportunities and experiences accessible to attendees from all walks of life. The Geekend Scholars program fosters diversity and inclusion and awards scholarships to first-timers who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Applications should be submitted on or before Friday, March 22 for consideration for the 2019 Geekend Scholars program

Who is eligible?
The Geekend Scholars program is open to underrepresented minority groups in tech and innovation. This includes:

• Ethnic minorities: Black/African American; Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Pacific Islander
• Women
• Members of the LGBTQ community
• Military veterans
• Individuals age 55 and older
• Individuals age 18 and under
• Individuals with physical or mental disabilities
• Individuals from low-income households

How does it work?
Application submissions will be assessed by the Geekend Scholars Selection Committee. Recipients will be notified on or before Friday, April 5.

If selected, you will receive:
• A full scholarship to attend both days of Geekend on Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27
• An invitation to Geekend's VIP reception on Thursday, April 25
• Priority access to workshops, round tables and other activities with limited capacity
• A special conference badge identifying you as a Geekend Scholar

Geekend Scholars who require assistance from a carer will receive an additional ticket to the conference.

Personal Information
Full name *
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Email address *
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Phone number *
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Would this be your first time attending Geekend? *
Will you be accompanied by a carer? *
What special accommodations (if any) will you require at Geekend?
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If you are submitting this form on the applicant's behalf, please state your name and relationship to the applicant:
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Diversity & Inclusion Declaration
I am eligible to be a Geekend Scholar because I am: *
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If you feel further information would be helpful to us, you may use this space to elaborate on your eligibility status:
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What do you hope to accomplish by attending Geekend? *
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What would being selected as a Geekend Scholar mean to you? *
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