Scholarship Program 2022
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React India 2022 Hybrid Edition Diversity Scholarship Program
We deeply believe in creating an inclusive and diverse conference and want to make sure that everyone is able to participate. We do not want your thirst for knowledge to be limited due to any social or economic hardships.
That is why React India has organized a diversity/scholarship program to help you attend this international event and learn about React from the pros. We also want to make sure that local students and others residents are able to attend.
What are the Goals of the Diversity Scholarship Program?
- To foster an environment that appreciates and values increasingly diverse participation in Open-Source technologies.
- To recognize and provide opportunities for the marginalized group who have limited infrastructure to contribute and learn new technologies
- To enable tech conferences with best practices and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and/or leadership in bridging the participation gaps with underrepresented groups, through opportunities, mentoring, resource sharing, networking, community service, or other involvement.
How to apply for Scholarship Program at React India?
If you would like to take part in the React India 2022 and wish to be considered under the Diversity program you can fill out this form.
What is the eligibility to apply for the Scholarship program?
We will use a rubrics assessment to check the eligibility of each applicant and based on the priorities met the selection committee will assess if you are eligible for the program. The eligibility requirements include:
- Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities who are unable to attend without some financial assistance. Including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQIA+, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities.
- We especially invite and welcome Black, Indigenous & People of Color, QTIBIPOC/LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people facing economic or social hardships.
- The applicant must be currently enrolled as a student or nonworking professional (in the case of a nonworking professional you need to provide additional details in the form)
- Active Open Source contributor.
How is the selection process?
The scholarship selection committee at React India will help us find the qualifying attendees and will select the best deserving ones under the following criteria:
- Interests and involvement in React-based projects.
- Anonymise submissions, so we don't bias against anything related to the submitter.
- Contributions to Open Source projects and involvement in community-driven programs
- Post-event outcomes, etc.
- Voting happens within a jury of our Partner Non-profit organization.
We will consider an evaluation process in order to make this event as inclusive as possible and bring a better representation at the event and also in the React world. The committee's decision will be taken as final.
What are the Perks of Scholarship Program attendee?
- Your travel to Goa, India may be partially/fully covered. We literally buy your one-way plane or train ticket if you live in India, plus a mandatory airport transfer from Goa airport to Planet Hollywood (conference venue). The coverage will be partial/full depending on the skillsets and abilities you bring to the table.
- Your stay in Goa, India is covered at the hotel: We will cover 3 nights (i.e. Sept 22nd-24th September 2022 and 25th Checkout) stay at Planet Hollywood Goa. This is where the conference will also take place. If you want to stay longer, we can arrange things, just let us know, but you may have to cover the extra nights. Because we have a constraint on the budget and at the same time want to give the fullest of the experience we shall be letting you share a room with one more fellow scholar of the same gender.
- Free Access to the conference for 2 days: As a scholarship program attendee, you have free access to the 2-day conference. If you already purchased your ticket and If you get selected for the scholarship program, we can refund your ticket, or you can transfer it to anyone you like.
- Accessibility needs:
- For minors and PwD, the cost to cover your accompanying person is on us and is applicable based on the scholarship you choose.
- Childcare support and prayer hall facilities are available at the venue.
- The venue is also wheelchair friendly.
Highlights from 2019
A heartfelt thanks to our 2019 sponsors and partners. Although we are still open for multiple sponsorship opportunities you can help us reach out to more by making them sponsor or pick diversity support tickets.
We are very grateful and would like to say a big Thank You to the companies and individuals who donate to our Scholarship Program via our Diversity Tickets in 2019.