The Drupal Association is happy to offer community grants that include the following:
- $500 travel stipend
- One (1) free general admission ticket
Community grants are designed to provide key Drupal community members the opportunity to attend DrupalCon North America who would not be able to otherwise. Priority is given to non-U.S. based contributors who are otherwise not financially supported in attending global Drupal events. Additionally, priority is given to those that are involved in initiatives, such as Event Organizers Working Group, Community Working Group, Contribution Mentors, Drupal Strategic Initiatives, Promote Drupal Initiative, and any other high-impact Drupal community contribution role.
If you would like to be considered for a Community Grant, please complete the following form. Community grant applications will close on 10 April, 2023.
For questions about community grants, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to provide even more scholarships for people in need, and if you would like to help you can donate scholarship in the the following ways:
- Direct donation here
- If you are a volunteer, speaker, or sponsor, donating your free ticket(s) by getting in touch at email@example.com
For more information
The Drupal Association prioritizes uplifting the voices and experiences of historically oppressed people around the world and in our communities. The 2019 Driesnote talks a bit about the diversity challenge in open source (starting around 31 minutes). We know based on participation at events, other programs, and high-level data collection around the Project that Drupal follows the same data trends.
Historically oppressed communities are defined as those who have experienced and continue to experience harm because of global systems of oppression.
We acknowledge the framework of intersectionality, which highlights that marginalized people are often affected by many areas of oppression simultaneously, often co-impacting.
If you’d like to read more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trends in open source, here are some great scholarly articles:
- Signaling Diversity and Inclusion for Open Source Project Health
- Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source Software (OSS) Projects: Where Do We Stand?
- Gender, diversity, and inclusion in open source communities
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
The Code & Supply Scholarship Fund provides funding for awardees to attend Pittsburgh-area events and for Pittsburgh-based speakers to present at events throughout the world. They may provide funds for qualifying software professionals and enthusiasts for all or a portion of the costs of attending Pittsburgh-area events, such as workshops and conferences.
Code & Supply is not an affiliate of DrupalCon, nor does the Drupal Association have the capacity to inform their scholarship selection.
** Scholarship Applications for DrupalCon Pittsburgh 2023 are now closed **
The Drupal Association has full funding for needs-based scholarships to attendees who are members of historically oppressed communities. We invite you to apply if you are a member of the following communities and are experiencing financial/economic hardship:
- Cisgender women
- Transgender/non-binary people
- Intersex people
- People of color
- Disabled people
Each scholarship recipient will receive a 1 year membership to the Drupal Association, complimentary registration, lodging, and travel and will be paired with a mentor to create a welcoming conference experience. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, 28 February 2023 at 23:59 UTC.