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== How to apply ==
== How to apply ==
To apply, email ''scholarship AT fedoraproject DOT org''.
To apply, email ''scholarship AT fedoraproject DOT org'' . Include "Fedora Scholarship Application" in the subject line.
# [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/ Fedora Account System] username
# a personal statement indicating why you would like to be considered for the scholarship
# a personal statement indicating why you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
# the names and contact information of two references from within the Fedora Project.
# the names and contact information of two references from within the Fedora Project. not of the .
# (optional) the names and contact information of
# (optional) the names and contact information of two other references you would like the selection committee to contact
== Timeline ==
== Timeline ==
Revision as of 09:58, 16 December 2009
The Fedora Scholarship program recognizes one high school senior per year for contributions to the Fedora Project and free software/content in general.
The Fedora Scholarship is intended to assist in the recipient's college or university education. To this end, the recipient will receive $2,000 USD per year for each of the four years that he/she is in college.
Additionally, the recipient will receive funding for travel and lodging at the FUDCon nearest to his/her location each year of the scholarship, should he/she choose to attend.
Students who will begin an undergraduate degree program at a college or university in Fall of 2010 are eligible to apply.
Please review the full terms & conditions of the 2010 Fedora Scholarship program.
How to apply
To apply, email scholarship AT fedoraproject DOT org with the responses indicated below. Include "Fedora Scholarship Application" in the subject line. Applications that do not fit this criteria will not be considered.
- Fedora Account System username:
- Write a personal statement (500-1000 words) indicating why you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
- Give the names and contact information of two references from within the Fedora Project. References are not allowed to sit on the selection committee. In case of a conflict, selection committee nominees can choose whether they wish to be committee members or references - the same person cannot be both for a given academic year.
- (optional) Give the names and contact information of up to two other references from outside the Fedora community you would like the selection committee to contact.
- Submit a resume. Your resume should include contributions to Fedora or other free software projects. It can be attached in .txt, .pdf, or Open Office format.
- December 15, 2009 -- Application window opens.
- February 19, 2010 -- Last day to apply.
- by April 5, 2010 -- Recipient will be notified privately, and preparations for public announcement (interview, press release) will begin.
- by May 31, 2010 -- Public announcement of the recipient, in conjunction with the release of Fedora 13.
The selection committee will judge applicants based on quality of contributions made to Fedora and other free software projects, references provided, the amount of time the applicant has been contributing to Fedora, and the quality of the application.
The 2010 selection committee will be announced in late December.
The 2009 selection committee was:
- the current Fedora Project Leader, as well as past FPLs who remain active in Fedora.
- Chris Tyler, Professor at Seneca College and Fedora Board member
- Dimitris Glezos, Fedora Localization Leader and Fedora Board member.
- Luke Macken, Fedora Software Engineer
All previous recipients of the Fedora Scholarship have the option to serve on the selection committee.
The Fedora Scholarship is administered by Mel Chua of Red Hat's Community Architecture team. For what this entails (for future administrators as well as others curious about how to offer a similar scholarship program) see the Scholarship administration SOP.