Smofcon Scholarships Offered

CanSMOF Inc. will provide up to three scholarships for convention runners to apply towards the cost of attending Smofcon33 in Fort Worth, Texas, December 4-6, 2015.

SMOFCon is an annual convention with a focus on the running and organization of science fiction conventions, first held in 1984.

  • The first Scholarship of up to C$500 is open to a Canadian citizen or resident involved in running conventions with a preference for those who have not previously attended a SMOFCon.
  • The second scholarship of up to C$1000 is open to anyone not residing in North America, involved in running conventions with a preference for those who have not previously attended a SMOFCon. (North America being defined as Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, the islands of the Caribbean, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.)
  • The third scholarship of up to C$500 is open to anyone involved in running conventions, regardless of their place of residence or citizenship with a preference for those who have not previously attended a SMOFCon.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that their attendance at SMOFCon will benefit their local fandom and/or Canadian fandom.

The recipients will be selected by a committee of Robbie Bourget, Kevin Standlee and René Walling.

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 9, 2015 at 23:59, SST (UTC-11). The application form is available at: http://tinyurl.com/on92y2k

The winners will be expected to submitted a written report about their experience.

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