Ethereum Foundation came forward with a scholarship program known as Devcon Scholars Program that helps in providing Ethereum members from underserved communities, unique circumstances, or developing areas an opportunity to attend the largest gathering in the Ethereum ecosystem.
The Devcon 5 is happening in Osaka this year, and it’s the second year of the Devcon Scholars Program. It provides full scholarships to scholars from all over the world and provides them with the opportunity to learn, connect, and grow with others in the blockchain space.
In collaboration with ecosystem leaders including UNICEF Innovation, ConsenSys and Bounties Network, the foundation selects 50+ scholars from around the world. These scholars then participate in the event, and they have the skill sets such as design, software, engineering, policy experience, and many other skills.
Scholars who get the scholarship are provided with travel and conference accommodations, exclusive programming, and individual guidance from a group of amazing volunteers. With the Devcon Scholar Program, Ethereum wishes to allow the people to experience their world and help them jumpstart their future career in the Ethereum ecosystem.
Demographics for 2019 Cohort
2019 Devcon Scholars will represent individuals from different countries, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Egypt, Sweden, among others. The breakdown of the cohort is:
-50% of scholars identify themselves as blockchain beginners while the other 50% identify as intermediate or experts in the Ethereum technology.
-About 80% of scholars are between the ages of 18-34 years, and the majority of these scholars are females.
ConsenSys: ConcenSys Academy provides with educational programming and certification opportunities worth $30,000.
UNICEF Innovation: UNICEF Boost token is used on the Bounties Network to teach the concepts of the world of blockchain and encourage multinational engagement with the Ethereum ecosystem. There have been more than 140 bounty submissions in July.