The WordPress Foundation recently announced the launch of the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship. Kim, a contributor to the WordPress project who recently passed away, was passionate about WordPress and particularly about involving women – and older women – in tech.
The scholarship will cover attendance, travel and lodging expenses for attending WordCamp US (to be held for the first time this year in Philadelphia) for people who meet specific criteria as described in the announcement post:
This specific scholarship in her memory is therefore limited only to applicants who fulfill all four requirements: a woman (this includes trans women), an active contributor to the WordPress open source project (through one of the contributor teams or as a local meetup/WordCamp organizer), someone with financial need, and someone who has never attended WordCamp San Francisco (the precursor to WCUS). There is more information on why we chose these conditions in the original announcement post.
The application deadline is September 2, 2015 so don’t wait to apply.