Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid!

As part of our commitment to diversity, we are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting individuals who need financial assistance to attend DjangoCon US.

In addition, speakers will be provided with free conference tickets.

You can apply for financial aid by filling out the application. You’ll need to provide your name, the amount you’re requesting, and some information about why you’re requesting funding. Applications need to be submitted by June 3rd in order to be considered. Decision notifications will be sent by July 9th, 2018.

Diversity Sponsorships

Your organization can help increase diversity at DjangoCon US by contributing to the Financial Aid fund. Please check out our sponsorship information page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a speaker, first time attendee, or a member of an underrepresented group to receive aid?

We try to allocate financial aid to a diverse set of attendees based on need. Our review process is holistic and takes into account many different factors, most importantly being the impact we think attending DjangoCon US will have on the applicant.

When will I receive my aid?

Financial aid is paid to the recipient at the conference or shortly after.

How will I receive my aid?

Financial aid is paid to the recipient in the form of a check for US account holders. A bank transfer is used for non-US account holders. We typically use TransferWise for international payments, but have used other services for currencies they do not support.

We require receipts for the items that the financial aid was spent on.

Is there anything I should know if I am traveling into the U.S. from another country?

If you are traveling into the United States, we strongly encourage you to to wait to purchase airfare or book a hotel room until after your visa has been accepted.

You can request a visa letter by emailing us.

If you are denied entry to the US with a valid visa, we will pay your non-refundable costs (up to the amount of your financial aid).

What if there is an emergency and I am not able to attend?

If you are denied entry to the US with a valid visa, we will pay your non-refundable costs (up to the amount of your financial aid). For other emergencies or additional costs, we will review the recipient’s need on a case by case basis.

How To Donate

Become a Sponsor! You or your company can sponsor at a specific level or can sponsor a particular need, such as wifi, meals, or sprints. Contact our sponsorship chair directly to find out how you can sponsor us.

When you purchase your ticket, you may also donate directly to the financial aid fund by purchasing an extra ticket for an attendee who couldn’t otherwise afford it, or you can add a dollar amount of your choosing.