2019 Code4Lib Diversity Scholarships
As part of Code4Lib's ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups and achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking applicants for our 2019 Diversity Scholarship program http://2019.code4lib.org/general-info/scholarships! The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee hopes to award 15 Diversity Scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2019 Code4Lib Conference in San José, California. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM/ET.

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. Please contact code4libaward@gmail.com with any questions about this arrangement. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage anyone from applying to this award.

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, and giving us feedback on their experience.

Code4Lib conference 2019: http://2019.code4lib.org/

**Diversity Scholarship Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements**

-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.
-An applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference.
-The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.

**How to Apply**

Complete the following form including:

-Your contact information
-Your brief letter of interest, no more than 500 words, which:
------Identifies your eligibility for a diversity scholarship
------Describes how you see yourself benefiting from and participating in Code4Lib2019 conference and the general Code4Lib community.
-Your current resume or CV
-Contact information for one reference that can speak to your professional goals and/or achievements

All documents in the application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file with file name LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME

For directions on creating a PDF File, see: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Microsoft-Word-Document-to-PDF-Format

Email address *
Name (Last Name, First Name) *
Preferred Pronouns
Preferred Email Address *
Upload together as 1 PDF file: Letter of interest (max 500 words) and current CV/resume *
Reference (Last Name, First Name) *
Reference Email Address *
Reference Phone Number *
About Code4Lib Scholarship Notifications
The application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

The scholarship committee will notify all applicants during the week of Wednesday, December 5, 2018 regardless of award results.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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