Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s scholarship program for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend in three categories:
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups 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 dis/abilities. (Virtual or In-Person)
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should be active community members who are not being assisted or sponsored by a company or organization, and are unable to attend for financial reasons. (Virtual or In-Person)
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students currently enrolled in high school, college / university, or a full / part-time coding course or bootcamp. (Available for Virtual Only)
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. Application information will be kept confidential.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 is a hybrid event. The in-person event will take place in Los Angeles, CA. The virtual event will be accessible online.
Virtual scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary pass to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 online as well as one CNCF-hosted co-located event (online).
In-person scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary pass to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 in Los Angeles, including one CNCF-hosted co-located event and up to a max of $2,000 USD to reimburse actual travel expenses. Please note that reimbursements are made after the event, and the stipend may only be used for the following: coach airfare, hotel / accommodations (up to five nights), transportation to and from the airport, and visa application fee.
Receipt of a scholarship does not, on its own, guarantee entry to the event. Recipients need to adhere to The Linux Foundation COVID-19 rules and regulations. If the recipient does not meet COVID-19 requirements for the event, the scholarship is null and void. Please Note: Attendance at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 and co-located in-person events requires proof of vaccination. To learn more, please click here.