Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and applicants are notified of the status of their application within three weeks of submission. Preference will be given to applicants that will contribute partially to the cost of registration. Scholarship applicants must be able to attend and actively participate in the entire four days of Big Ideas Fest from Thursday November 29 at 4pm until Sunday December 2 at 1pm at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. One applicant per application. Those already registered for Big Ideas Fest are not eligible for scholarship consideration.