If you’ve been waiting to apply for a scholarship for the Secular Women Work conference, this August 21-23 in Minneapolis, now’s your chance. Regular and student-priced tickets are also available for sale through Minnesota Atheists. Expect lots of interesting news (more speaker announcements!) soon.
Secular Women Work is committed to making the conference an accessible space, particularly for those from resource-limited settings. Scholarships include paid conference registration and a travel stipend, where available. Despite being a small, first year conference, we have a selection of scholarships available.
Members of underrepresented groups within the secular movement are encouraged to apply.
With the goal of creating future community organizers and activists, scholarship candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:
- The conference’s potential impact on the growth of the candidate.
- Membership in an underrepresented group or groups within the secular movement.
- Our ability to make sure you can attend and make use of the scholarship.
We recognize that conferences are often the gateway into organizing, and that experience levels vary widely among those starting out. For us, a commitment and passion for activism are paramount. Everybody starts somewhere! If you’ve blogged but never done “meatspace” organizing, that’s fine. If you just want to increase your civil activism and don’t know where to begin, that’s great too—Secular Women Work will encompass a variety of approaches and starting points. The most important thing is that you apply!
The initial deadline for applications is end of day July 6. After that date, we will grant the scholarships we have available then. If you’ve missed the July 6 deadline but still want a scholarship, go ahead and fill out the form. We can’t promise we will have more scholarships available, but we may. Candidates will be admitted on a rolling basis.
In order to apply, fill out the following form with your full name, email address, whether or not you require travel assistance, and what you hope to take away from the conference.
Best of luck and we hope to see you in August!
Our Kickstarter backers have been incredibly generous. We have quite a few scholarship tickets available, so get an application in if you’re interested.