2019 September 26-27

Scholarship Program

2019 will be the 4th time, when we're running our Scholarship Program! As every year so far, we'll provide a limited number of free, Scholarship tickets to help underrepresented groups in tech to attend the conference.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

Anyone from an underrepresented group in tech is invited to apply for a scholarship.

This includes but isn’t limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled people and people facing economic or social hardships. We would like to give them a chance.

Apply for Scholarship

Why is this good?

Scholarship Support is not money for a party, nor for fancy catering, or a nice booth.

It is a chance for someone.

We try to reach as much people as possible, in the community around the region, and we are working hard, to make this event available for everyone who is interested. But we know there are many in the region who would, but cannot attend such a conference, for various reasons. They can get a ticket to the conference, through application.

This is a chance for them, to meet people they can learn from, see talks they can benefit from, a chance to step forward

A chance for you to help someone in a great way for a reasonable price.

The past years, after we started this program, we've actually changed someone's life for good! Imagine what is possible by helping with even more people!

How does the scholarship awarding works?

All applicants for the Scholarship Program has to go through an application procedure. Along with personal details for the tickets itself, we ask applicants a few questions about what they do in tech, or what they wish to learn on the event. These answers are helpful for the jury, who will evaluate the applications and award the tickets.

We, the organizers, do not take part in the jury process. Last years we asked Green Fox Academy in Budapest to help us evaluate the applications and select the awardees. To manage the scholarship fund, we turned to the Asimov Foundation in Budapest, who helped the selected people with travel arrangements if necessary. This year, we plan to cooperate with these organisations again.

Where is the Scholarship Budget coming from?

The budget is filled by generous donors, both from the Attendees and our Sponsors.

Attendees can sponsor the program with buying Supported tickets. Both Early Bird and Regular tickets are available in a Scholarship Supporting variant. This means, that the ticket price includes a percent of a supported ticket, that will be given to someone in need.

Let's see this ticket for example:

Regular JS Ticket + 50% Scholarship Support = €466
235 EUR + 117 EUR + VAT + Fees

This means, if you buy this ticket, you'll sponsor half of someone's ticket, who otherwise could not afford it.

We've set several levels of sponsorship: 25%, 50% and 75%.

10% of every Sponsor package goes directly into the Scholarship Budget. So all of our sponsors become donors to the Program. If your company is interested in participating, check out our Sponsorship opportunities.