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SIGNAL 2019 Scholarship Application

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At Twilio, we strive to build equity, equality, and belonging to make communication more inclusive for all. We apply these principles across the company in everything from hiring to events we run, and events that we support & attend.

On August 6-7, our biggest event of the year will be making its debut at Moscone West in San Francisco. SIGNAL is an opportunity for our community to come together and reimagine how the world communicates. Our mission is to fuel the future of communications. In order to do that, we must honor our values and ensure a future that is accessible and inclusive for everyone.

For the third year in a row, we're glad to announce that the SIGNAL scholarship program is back. Eligible applicants will receive a free ticket to the conference and Superclass on August 5th—a self-paced day of hands-on technical training from Twilio experts (while supplies last). We'll also be able to offer a limited amount of travel assistance to help more folks from underrepresented backgrounds in tech join us at the event. All you need to do is apply!

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

Anyone from an underrepresented group in tech is encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Women (self-identified)
  • People of color
  • LGBTQIA
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans

If you or someone you know could benefit from this, please fill out the form to submit a short paragraph on why you want to attend SIGNAL and if you require travel assistance.

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, June 17th, 2019 11:59 EST. Recipients will be notified between June 21st-28th.

Please note that all scholarships cover the cost of the conference ticket for August 6-7 and recipients will be responsible for arranging and paying for all of their own expenses. A limited number of scholarships may include some travel and/or lodging assistance on an as-needed basis.

Want to hear from some of our previous awardees?

Check out this post from @vogueandcode about her experience at SIGNAL last year.

And some thoughts from other recipients:

"Thank you again for spearheading the scholarship and providing a wonderful environment.  I had a blast, learned a lot and came away invigorated to build."
"Incredible job of making the scholarship experience such and warm and welcoming experience. Feeling super blessed and lucky to have been able to attend Twilio's Signal Conference this year and also Superclass."

We look forward to seeing YOU at SIGNAL 2019!

 

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