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 23 February at 23:59 UTC.
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, donate your free ticket(s) by getting in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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 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.
For questions about community grants, reach out to email@example.com.