October 20-23, 2024

Application deadline July 19, 2024

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Scholarships: We seek to ensure that the Mpact Transit + Community Conference is a welcoming place where people from diverse backgrounds and positions are able to learn, network, and belong. We recognize that attending a conference involves a financial commitment that cannot always be supported by an individual or their organization. Each year we provide a limited number of scholarships to reduce or eliminate these financial barriers.

Who are scholarships for? Applications are reviewed and approved based on demonstrated need (could this individual otherwise attend the conference?). At this time, we have a limited number of scholarships to offer and applications are open only to those working for or associated with community-based organizations or transit advocacy organizations, especially those who identify as Black/Indigenous/Persons of Color. We are only able to award one scholarship per person. If you received a scholarship to attend our conference in 2023 or 2022 (it was formerly called Rail~Volution), you are not eligible to re-apply.

What do scholarships cover? There are two categories of assistance: conference registration (free) and travel/hotel stipend ($500). Applicants may choose to request either or both categories. Mobile workshop tickets are not included as part of the scholarship program.

Important Dates: Scholarship applications are due by 11:45pm CDT on July 19, 2024, with awards announced by July 31, 2024. Applications received after July 19 will be considered on a rolling basis pending eligibility and available funds.
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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. What type of assistance would you like to request? 

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* 3. "I am from..."

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* 4. In a few sentences, please identify one or two top transit, mobility or community development issues for your community today and your hopes for the future.

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* 5. Why do you want to attend the Mpact Transit + Community Conference? In a few sentences, please explain how you expect the conference will impact your work and with whom will you share your learnings.

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* 6. With which organization are you affiliated or employed? Please tell us how you are involved and include the organization's website.

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* 7. What type of organization is it?

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* 8. Mpact Transit + Community Conference scholarships are intended to allow people to attend the conference who do not have access to other financial support to do so. Briefly explain how this is the case for you.

Demographic Information: Your responses to the following questions help us meet our goals to ensure multiple voices and perspectives are represented. We appreciate your willingness to provide your demographic information to your comfort. 

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* 10. Please indicate the race/ethnicity you most identify with:

Click the "Submit" button below to complete your application.

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2024 Mpact Transit + Community Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Submissions received by 11:45pm CDT on July 19, 2024 will be considered the first round of recipients and will be reviewed with awards announced by July 31. Submissions received after July 19 will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded pending eligibility and availability of funds.

Please visit our conference website to explore more about the Mpact Transit + Community Conference. Learn more from our cross-sector stakeholders by visiting our Mpact:VOICES page.

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