We know that money is sensitive, and that those of you living in poverty and/or getting government assistance already fill out a lot of forms and answer a lot of intrusive questions from governments/social workers/charities to get what you need to survive. We're asking these questions not to be nosey or judge your life, but to make sure we are prioritizing poor and working class folks, and especially marginalized folks within the NOLOSE community, when we distribute aid. We're trying to get as many of you to the conference as possible. Even if your income is above the poverty line in your area, if you need aid we want to hear from you. While we can't give financial aid to everyone, we try our best to serve folks that need it the most. Thank you for trusting us with your time and information. Please fill out this form by Monday, July 6th, ****EXTENDED TO MONDAY THE 13th and we will notify everyone who has applied of their financial aid status by 7/24/15 at the latest.
Please know that financial aid only covers the cost of conference registration, not lodging or travel. 14 full scholarship grantees will have their full registration covered. All other attendees receiving aid will pay at least $25. Our scholarships and financial aid packages are for folks who identify as fat and queer (or somewhere on the LGBTQIAA spectrum). We love our allies and encourage them to come to the conference, but please know that our funding priority is fat folks.
Financial aid funding is made possible by several rad events, personal fundraising, and largely, the amazing volunteers who work hard to put on the Big Fat Flea each year. Thank you to everyone who makes funding our financial aid program possible!
If you have questions about this form, or need phone assistance in filling it out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will accommodate you as quickly as possible.