As you know, one of our main objectives at LATISM is to empower Latinos to adopt and make full use of online social networks and applications by providing capacity-building training, information, resources and networking opportunities. For this reason, we have established an endowed scholarship fund to help social media professionals who are new to the world of social media to participate in initiatives such as attending mainstream conferences and events throughout the year. With that in mind:
LATISM is pleased to announce our scholarship opportunity to The BlissDom 2011 Conference!!!
The LATISM BLISSDOM CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP will award TWO Latina bloggers for their leadership, particularly related to LATISM’s tenets of service, research and leadership. The award winners are selected from a competitive class of applicants based on their outstanding accomplishments.
The LATISM Blogger Scholarship aims to select bloggers who wish to learn more about blogging, develop their writing style, and network with other bloggers and industry professionals in a creative, fun environment.
BlissDom 2011 is all about enhancing your blog, your business, your networks and your friendships, so we want to offer this opportunity to help LATISM members without adequate funding to attend the annual conference, offering an affordable way to get the professional development that this annual meeting provides.
Voting will be made by the LATISM Board of Directors
THE 2 SCHOLARSHIPS CONSIST OF:
- Round-trip airfare
- full-conference registration rate,
- A shared room at a pre-determined hotel
To be considered for a LATISM BlissDom Conference scholarship, all applicants must complete and send the Conference Scholarship Application to LATISM by the specified deadline of 12/27/10.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and announced publicly via the #LATISM Twitter thread, Facebook page and during the LATISM Twitter party on December 30th, 2010, starting at 9pm EST.
SPECIFIED MINIMUM CRITERIA TO RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Winners must not be formerly or currently employed by LATISM or eligible for compensation by LATISM
- Scholarship is a one-time award
- Scholarship must be used ONLY toward the cost of registration fee and travel to BlissDom 2011 conference
- Each recipient sign up HERE for consideration. The LATISM Board panel will then review your application and the winners will be notified during the last 2010 LATISM party [scheduled for December 30th, 2010 at 9pm EST]
- If you are awarded a scholarship you will be contacted soon after the notifications of acceptances have been sent
DURING THE CONFERENCE:
- Winners MUST do live tweeting from the Conference using the #latism hashtag as well as the Conference hashtag #Blissdom
- Winners must write a brief blog about why their attendance at the BLISSDOM 2011 Conference will significantly impact their respective community of followers. The blog entry might also contain information about a great session they attended, a meaningful networking opportunity, or anything else the attendee may have taken home with them.
- Winners will also have to fill out a W-9 form [required since the scholarship exceeds $600].
- Scholarship Prize will be applied toward cost of registration fee, lodging, and travel ONLY to the BlissDom annual conference.