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The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the Code4Lib 2018 Conference Diversity Scholarship awardees. The scholarship provides up to $1500 per awardee to cover the costs of attending the 2018 Code4Lib conference in Washington, D.C., February 13-16, 2018.

These scholarships were made possible by generous donations from MIT Libraries, DuraSpace, The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Temple University Libraries, Smithsonian Libraries, The Ohio State University Libraries, Blacklight, and the Code4Lib community.

Many thanks to all of the donors who made these scholarships possible!

The committee received applications from 77 highly qualified candidates this year, and it was a humbling experience to select just thirteen recipients.

Congratulations to all Code4Lib scholarship recipients!

Nicola Andrews
Carly Bogen
Laura Chuang
Yi Ding
Lev Earle
Crystal Felima
Tiffany Henry
Alyssa Loera
Dominique Luster
Sonoe Nakasone
Gina Nortonsmith
Mattie Schraeder-Urbanowicz
Jessica Whu

The Scholarship Committee is also seeking several conference buddies for our scholarship recipients. To volunteer, please reply to code4libaward@gmail.com.

In general, a conference buddy’s goal is to help the scholarship recipient get the most out of the conference. The two of you can decide how best to do that. Some suggestions for volunteer buddies:

  • attend a meet and greet for Diversity Scholarship awardees
  • contact the scholarship recipient before the conference
  • arrange to meet at least once near the beginning of the conference
  • introduce your buddy around at the reception
  • join your buddy at a Newcomers Dinner

Please don't feel like you have to be a multi-year veteran of Code4Lib to be a conference buddy. If you've attended at least one (or otherwise know the community), you can be a buddy!

The Code4Lib 2018 Scholarship Committee

Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez
Kathleen Kim Bell
Anastasia Chiu
Aisha Conner-Gaten
Kate Dohe
Brooke Johnson
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas
Chad Nelson
Tod Olson
Marco Seiferle-Valencia
Todd Stoffer
Ruth Kitchin Tillman
Amy Wickner