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Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 17:09:56 +0000
To: "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <311d200b-0abb-956e-81ed-7c65325357f5@tetralogical.com>

This is the second of the three proposals we need to make a decision about.

Proposal 2:
Adopt the following description of the Diversity Scholarship.

Note: the description uses "scholarship" throughout. If the CG decides 
to change it to "fund", it will mean minor editorial changes to the 
following text.

The purpose of the W3C diversity scholarship is to increase 
participation at TPAC, by people who could otherwise not attend.

To apply to the diversity scholarship you should be from a group that is 
under-represented in the web community, and unable to attend TPAC 
without financial help.

When you apply, you will be asked to explain (in one or two sentences) 
what perspectives you will bring, and which areas you would like to 
contribute to during TPAC. You are not required to self-identify as 
belonging to any particular group, but If you are comfortable sharing 
that information it will help us ensure the scholarships are balanced 
across different under-represented groups.

The definition of "under-represented" means different things to 
different people, and the language used is also different depending on 
where you are. For this reason we've chosen not to name specific 
under-represented groups in this information.

If you are thinking of applying to the diversity scholarship, but you 
are not sure whether you should, please get in touch. We will answer 
your questions in confidence, and can offer any help you might need to 
complete the application.

* If you support this proposal, please reply to this email with a +1 at 
the top.
* If you do not support this proposal, please reply to this email with a 
-1 at the top.
* If you do not feel strongly about this proposal, or do not want to 
participate, please reply to this email with a 0 at the top.

You do not have to respond at all, but it really helps if you do. If you 
would prefer to respond privately, you can send your response to me 
directly (to lw@tetralogical.com).

Please respond before the end of the day on Friday 8th February 2019.

Thank you.


Director TetraLogical
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