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The 2015 Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund is live!

by dad2summit on November 25, 2014

Two weeks ago, our Scholarship Chair Jeff Bogle announced the Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund, and we’re happy to announce that the CrowdRise site is up and running.

photo (4)The site will be live for three weeks, until midnight EDT on December 19, and every dollar contributed to the Scholarship Fund (minus the site’s fees) will go to help more of our peers get to the beautiful Westin Hotel in San Francisco in February!

We plan to award each recipient a $500 stipend toward travel expenses, and though we’ve set a goal to raise $2,000 and to give four scholarships, we’re only limited by the amount of money that is donated. Every $500 increment means another grant!

We’ve started it off with $250 (which Jeff has agreed to match, so that’s one scholarship already in the bag). And however much money is raised, the Dad 2.0 Summit will round the money up to the next multiple of 500.

For the fellas looking to apply for a $500 Dad 2.0 Scholarship, here is what you need to know and do, starting right now:

  1. If you haven’t already, purchase a ticket to Dad 2.015 (available here); and
  2. Write a short essay (300-500 words) about whatever you think is relevant to this effort. (Your goals, your place in the world as a father, what this community means to you, etc.)

E-mail your essay to “scholarship [at] dad2summit [dot] com” before midnight EDT on Friday, December 12.

On Monday, December 22, scholarship winners will be chosen at random from a pool of all applicants that meet these requirements. If you win a scholarship, you’ll receive additional instructions and travel booking/planning assistance, and Dad 2.0 will also refund the cost of your ticket!

In this season of giving, thank you all in advance for your generosity. You are helping to make the dad blogger community even stronger.

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