About the Scholarship
As a market leader in education technology, Blackboard understands the critical need for professional development in the workplace. We value variety of perspectives, ideas and skills at Blackboard. This year, we’re providing scholarship opportunities for two attendees to attend our DevCon + BbWorld conference in July 2019. This will facilitate more diverse perspectives at our signature conference and will expose employees and clients to more diversity at the conference. We are proud to accept nominations for the Diversity Scholarship, which will fund registration and travel expenses for two selected nominees to travel to the DevCon + BbWorld conference in Austin, TX on July 22–25, 2019 (the “Event”).
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
· Must be a full time employee or student at a Blackboard client institution;
· Must be a member of an underrepresented group at technical conferences, including but not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT+, veterans;
· If employed, your employer cannot cover the cost of your conference attendance;
· Must be at least 18 years old;
· Must be based in the United States; and
· Must be able to attend the Event
If you meet the criteria above, we encourage you to nominate yourself for this scholarship! Nominees may be nominated by a colleague, friend, or self-nominated. The deadline for nominations is midnight EST on May 31, 2018.
Blackboard will evaluate nominees based on a documented rubric that considers the responses to the questions included in in the Nomination Form and how impactful the scholarship could be for the nominee or their respective institution. Blackboard will award full scholarship to the two (2) nominees who have the highest scores based on the outlined criteria.
The full scholarship will include the following:
· Flight, hotel, and expenses for the scholarship recipients to attend the Event (up to $3,000.00)
· Registration for the scholarship recipient for the Event
· Attendance at client facing events, including the DevCon party on Monday night, the community event on Tuesday night and more
· Bb Swag
Full retail value is approximately $5,000.00. The scholarship recipient will be announced on June 15, 2019.