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Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sat Apr 2 22:21:05 UTC 2016

OpenStreetMap US Blog post on Apr 02 2016 by Alex Barth and Arielle
Our annual State of the Map US [1] conference is about many things, but one
of the most important things it is about is building community. In fact,
that's why it is our theme for this year's conference! Increasing community
participation starts with increasing accessibility, and that is why this
year we are working hard to increase our scholarship offerings and decrease
participation costs for all of those are interested in attending. So if you
are interested in hanging out in Seattle from July 23rd to 25th - keep
reading, because we have some great plans on how to make it happen for you.

Apply for a Scholarship

Who doesn't love free money? If you’re contributing to the OpenStreetMap
community – whether that’s by organizing meetups, making maps, adding data,
writing code or documentation, or something else – and financial help will
make the difference in whether you can come to State of the Map US, apply
for a scholarship! No matter where you live, what your interests, or how
long you have been involved: we welcome your application.

What type of scholarships are we offering?

Travel stipend + accommodation : This scholarship covers a $300 travel
stipend and four nights of accommodation at Seattle University (nights:
22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th of July).

50 % of funds reserved just for female scholars

Female participation at State of the Map US has increased steadily from
12.5 % in Portland 2012 to 30 % at last year's conference at the United
Nations in New York. We still have a long way to go friends, so this year
we're again dedicating 50 % of the scholarship program to female applicants!

Everyone has a chance

In the OpenStreetMap community - there is room for us all! Diversity means
everyone, and we don't want a single person to miss out on this exciting
event. So please consider joining us. It takes millions of edits to make
OpenStreetMap a resource for us all, but it only takes you to make our
community unique and special.

We value every member, and look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline: April 24th 2016

Apply for a Scholarship [2] to State of the Map US.

[1] http://stateofthemap.us
[2] https://goo.gl/jSv5Vi

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