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Devcon Scholars Program

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As a form of social stake, you can learn more "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","link":"https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtg4/"},"insert":"about my background here"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"."},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","bold":true},"insert":"From the Ethereum Foundation’s call to sponsors:"},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"As wonderful as the Ethereum community is, it has inherited the lack of diversity that is unfortunately very commonplace in tech. The result is a less colorful world, a more limited perspective, and a less resilient industry. The Devcon Scholars Program aims to expand the Ethereum community by bringing more people to experience Devcon’s unique atmosphere and opportunities, and make sure that a lack of money or access doesn’t keep extraordinary people from making their mark."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"This program seeks to provide scholarships to people who couldn't otherwise experience the event. In 2018, 37 scholars came to the Czech Republic to experience what it means to be a part of the Ethereum community. The program inspired a world of firsts that encouraged scholars to be more active in the community and bring their own perspectives along the way. "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"This year, the program is growing. In addition to the continued goal of increasing the diversity of the Ethereum community until it reflects the diversity of the human race, there will be more targeted education and engagement in order to make sure that scholars get as much out of the experience as possible. In 2019, the Devcon Scholars Program will f"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent"},"insert":"ocus on "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"the following:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","italic":true},"insert":"\t"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"background":"transparent","color":"#ff00ff","bold":true},"insert":"Diversity and Inclusion"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000","italic":true},"insert":" - Ensuring that people who couldn’t typically attend Devcon have the opportunity to do so. In particular, our team is focusing on candidates who are:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#212529","italic":true},"insert":"From lower-income backgrounds"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#212529","italic":true},"insert":"Female and/or non-binary "},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#212529","italic":true},"insert":"Ethnically and/or geographically underrepresented at previous Devcon events"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"background":"transparent","color":"#ff00ff","bold":true},"insert":"Engagement "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","italic":true},"insert":"- Educate scholars about blockchain technology, connect them with mentors in the ecosystem, encourage them to engage with Ethereum’s unique problem spaces, and facilitate professional connections."},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"background":"transparent","color":"#ff00ff","bold":true},"insert":"Empowerment"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","italic":true},"insert":"- The Devcon Scholars program wants participants to take what they’ve learned from the experience back to their communities and apply those learnings toward helping the ecosystem grow. Scholars will leave with:"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#212529","italic":true},"insert":"A Devcon Scholar Certificate, stored on the Ethereum blockchain"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"#ffffff","color":"#3c4043","italic":true},"insert":"Multi-media documentation of their experience, at their own discretion, both as a keepsake and for future professional reference"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","color":"#000000"},"insert":"The Ethereum Foundation is able to support a finite number of scholars through the general Devcon budget and additional contributions from sponsors, but we’re hoping to increase that total through community funding as well. Every contribution counts, and we would be extremely grateful if you would consider contributing to help deeply change the lives of Scholars! Contributions made through the Gitcoin grant will be donated to the Ethereum Foundation; all proceeds will go to expand the scholarship program."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"Note"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent","bold":true},"insert":"This grant is intended to encourage individual donations from community members. "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent"},"insert":"Organizations interested in making a contribution should reach out to sponsorships@ethereum.org. "},{"insert":"\n \n \n\n"}]}
2019 May 23 - Did you know? - You can integrate Gitcoin into Github's new Sponsors Project. Here's how.