by Jason Williams, Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:18:40 PM EDT
I wanted to make sure word got out on this competition.
Democracy for America is again organizing the DFA Netroots Nation Scholarship Competition for Netroots Nation 2010.
I was lucky enough to attend NN'09 as a Democracy for America Scholar, and I'm still learning from the experience!
In addition to making it possible for me to attend Netroots Nation in the first place and getting to meet the people who are Democracy for America, as DFA Scholars we were well taken care of. From the latest information on fun and "extra-curricular" events to a behind-the-scenes look at convention activity, it was a one of a kind opportunity.
I encourage everyone interested in attending NN'10 in Las Vegas to apply.
From the scholarship application page:
We're looking to send 40 progressive activists to Netroots Nation with compelling stories, who are active online and offline, and who will thrive from their Netroots Nation experience. Our goal is to find people who will expand the Netroots Nation community with fresh ideas and energy.
DFA members and netroots activists from across the country will have the opportunity to help choose who we send to the convention by voting for those candidates they think offer the most compelling stories. Scholars will be chosen in three rounds and the top three applicants with the most votes in each round will automatically win a scholarship. So, if you're applying, be sure to get out the vote for yourself by asking your family, friends and coworkers to vote for you in this year's competition. All other scholarships will be chosen at the discretion of the selection committee. The selection committee is comprised of the Executive Director of DFA, the Executive Director of Netroots Nation, former DFA Netroots Nation Scholars, and several specifically selected prominent bloggers.
A DFA scholarship covers the cost of one all-access pass to Netroots Nation 2010 and hotel accomodations for one. The deadline is April 30th, so submit your application soon!