Embedded Linux Conference North America


The Linux Foundation’s registration scholarship program exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Linux Foundation events in two categories:

  • Diversity scholarships for traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized persons
  • Need-based scholarships for community members who lack the funds to purchase their own ticket

Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary registration pass to attend their selected event(s). Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Selection will be made by an assembled group of reviewers who will assess each applicant’s request.

Eligibility Requirements

Diversity Scholarship: Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQIA, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities who are unable to attend without some financial assistance.

Need-Based Scholarship: Individuals who apply should be active members of the open source community who are unable to attend for financial reasons and are unable to get funding from their companies.

Applicants can be approved for up to 2 (two) scholarships per calendar year.

Travel Funding

Travel expenses are not covered under this registration scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

If you require travel funding in order to attend this event, you must fill out the Travel Fund Request Form prior to submitting this registration application.

Unfortunately, we are only able to provide travel funding for about 15% of requests received. If your travel fund request is approved, you can then fill out this registration scholarship request and one will be provided.

The Linux Foundation recommends that registration scholarship applicants check with the event host country’s visa and application requirements prior to application submission.

Registration Scholarship Applications Due:  May 13, 2020
All Applicants Will be Notified By: May 20, 2020