August 15-16, Minneapolis, MN

Scholarships for SRCCON 2024

We want to help you attend SRCCON 2024. OpenNews offers a limited number of scholarship tickets and travel or caregiving scholarships.

About the scholarship process

There’s no separate application. We offer two scholarship options:

Who should apply

How to apply

The travel and caregiving scholarship application is part of our call for participation form. This application closed on April 5.

When notifications go out

Notifications for scholarships will go out alongside other notifications as part of the call for participation. You’ll hear from us by April 24.

What happens after SRCCON

You tell us how it went! We’ll send you a short followup survey and will be excited to check out anything you write or build coming out of your participation at SRCCON.

Why are you offering this scholarship?

We want to make sure that SRCCON is an event that includes the diversity of the communities we serve—geographically, demographically, experientially, and more. We know that travel and caregiving costs can be a hardship, and offer this scholarship as a way to help mitigate that.

How do you decide who will receive a scholarship?

OpenNews staff reviews all applications. We prioritize applications from members of communities underrepresented in journalism and technology and from smaller and non-coastal newsrooms.

Do I still need to purchase a ticket to SRCCON?

If you receive a scholarship, you will get a link to pick up a free ticket.

When will I receive my scholarship?

When we notify scholarship recipients, we will include information about how to receive the scholarship funds. In short, you will need to fill out a form and send some tax paperwork for our administrators to process the payment. It may take a month or so for check processing.

What if I need more than $500 for my travel?

We’re able to offer $500 scholarships at this time. Luckily, Minneapolis is a relatively cheap city once you arrive, and we are happy to help share information between attendees who want to coordinate ways to save on their travel budget. (So if you, say, wanted to create a room-share spreadsheet, we’d be happy to help spread the word!) You can email us with any suggestions.

Questions not covered here?

Please email us any time.