The 2013 Rail~Volution Scholarship Program will open in July 2013.
Rail~Volution is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships each year to citizen activists and citizen advocates working on transportation and land-use issues. Since its inception, Rail~Volution has offered scholarships to enable individuals and organizations without conference budgets a more affordable way to attend the conference as a way to ensure a diverse group of participants.
General Scholarship Guidelines are as follows:
- Scholarships will be awarded based on need. Priority will be given to individuals and organizations working to involve citizens in transportation and land-use issues and to students planning to work on these issues.
- Rail~Volution sponsors encourage individuals from across the country and from the Puget Sound region to attend this conference. Scholarships can be used to assist with the conference registration fee and, in some cases, travel expenses. For out-of-town scholarship recipients who are interested, we will attempt to arrange homestays with a community member from the Seattle, Washington area.
- Community members in the Seattle region may attend the conference for free if they provide accommodations for an out-of-town scholarship recipient in their home. Certain restrictions apply. Details and application opportunities will be availble in July.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a scholarship include mobile workshops?
No, unfortunately the fees for the mobile workshops and the symposium cannot be waived. Scholarship recipients are welcome to purchase tickets for mobile workshops and the symposium when they register.
How many scholarships will be awarded?
At this time it is uncertain, we are currently fundraising to provide funding for this scholarship program. The final number will depend on how much we raise. We definitely encourage you to submit an application.