[EuroPython-Announce] EuroPython 2015: Financial Aid

M.-A. Lemburg mal at europython.eu
Tue Jun 16 19:16:26 CEST 2015

The financial aid work group has started to email everyone who applied
for financial aid this year.

We are fortunate to have a budget of almost 20,000 EUR available for
financial aid this year, thanks to well running ticket sales, speakers
who donated their speaker discounts towards the finaid budget, and a
generous grant from the Python Software Foundation (PSF) as our
financial aid sponsor:

               *** Python Software Foundation (PSF) ***


We received 52 request for financial aid from all around the world, 12
from Europe, 2 from Latin America, 2 from Asia, 1 from Africa and 1
from North America.

This year we focused on students (40%) and unemployed people (30%),
with the remaining funds going to attendees from startups, academia
and research. We also have specific diversity grants for Django Girls,
PyLadies and motivated women. 75% of the financial aid was given to
speakers, poster presenters, volunteers and Python community

Waiting list

Financial aid applicants who were not selected for the first round of
grants will be placed on a waiting list.

Looking for additional financial aid sponsors

Companies which want to help raise the financial aid budget to also
support those people who are currently on the waiting list, please
contact the sponsor work group at sponsoring at europython.eu.

EuroPython 2015 Team

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