CNCF's diversity scholarship program provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities (including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities) who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend CNCF events for financial reasons.

A few scholarships will be provided and recipients will receive up to $1,500 USD to reimburse actual travel expenses. The $1,500 USD can be used for the following: coach airfare, hotel (up to two nights), and/or ground transportation. Recipients will also receive complimentary registration for the Observability Practitioners Summit.

Please note: You MUST register for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon in order to attend / participate / redeem your complimentary registration for the pre-conference co-located event that is the Observability Practitioners Summit. KubeCon+CloudNativeCon registration is separate and at your own expense.

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.

All application information will be kept confidential.

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Scholarship Applications Due: Monday, September 23, 2019 (EXTENDED)

All Applicants Will be Notified by: Friday, October 4, 2019

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Email

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* 3. LinkedIn / Professional Website URL

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* 4. Do you work for a company or organization that will assist with payment of your travel or registration to this event?

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* 5. If you checked partial assistance above, please explain what the company will or will not pay for:

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* 6. What is the estimated cost of your flight? (Note: your answer does not have an impact on the decision making process).

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* 7. Have you previously received a scholarship from CNCF for any events?

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* 8. Have you previously received a scholarship from any other Linux Foundation projects or events in the past 2 years?

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* 9. If you were awarded a scholarship, were you able to accept/attended?

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* 10. If not, why? (short answer)

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* 11. What country would you be traveling from?

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* 12. Do you have a valid passport?

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* 13. Passport expiration date

Date / Time

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* 14. Which underrepresented and/or marginalized group do you belong to?

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* 15. In what ways are you active in the field of monitoring and observability? Please check all that apply.

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* 16. List a few examples of the ways you have contributed to the Observability community or technologies (GitHub, Meetup you have organized or spoken at, etc.) Please be as specific as possible.

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* 17. Describe why you want to attend the Observability Practitioners Summit and what difference it would make to you and your community.

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* 18. Briefly describe how you will share what you learn at the event with your community?

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* 19. Please share a link of  blog post(s) or seminar notes you have written about Observability, Monitoring or the community.

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* 20. Are you willing to write a blog about your experience at this event? (Note: your answer does not have an impact on the decision making process).

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* 21. How long have you been active in the Observability and Monitoring community / field?

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