Automattic’s Queeromattic WordCamp Scholarship

Automattic’s Queeromattic ERG WordCamp scholarship is presented annually to a WordPress community member who identifies as LGBTQ+, who hasn’t attended a WordCamp flagship event (e.g. WordCamp US, WordCamp EU, WordCamp Asia) due to financial hardship. Recipients of the scholarship should demonstrate inclusive behavior within the community and commitment to equality and LGBTQ+ advocacy. 

The Queeromattic ERG mission is to empower the LGBTQ+ community at Automattic and beyond through providing resources, opportunities, and sponsorship. We started this scholarship as a way to show up within the LGBTQ+ community outside of Automattic and in the WordPress community in hopes that it provides a career changing opportunity for recipients.

Scholarship Details

  • The scholarship will be awarded to someone who identifies as LGBTQ+, has never attended a WordCamp flagship event, and requires financial assistance.
  • The scholarship will cover the cost of a round-trip airline ticket, hotel accommodations, and a ticket to the WordCamp event. 
  • The scholarship will be awarded to one person per flagship event.
  • Applicants are required to have proper travel documentation to apply for the scholarship (e.g. Visa, passport, etc.)
  • The scholarship will only fund the cost for the recipient to travel to their nearest flagship event.
  • The scholarship will be funded by Automattic.

Important note: Due to COVID-19, we will be working closely with the WordCamp event staff to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. This means that scholarships are not guaranteed for 2020 events. Please keep this in mind when applying and sharing this opportunity with others.

Update: Due to COVID-19, all flagship WordCamp events have moved online or been canceled. As a result, we have paused all scholarships until further notice.