Student Scholarship Applications For WWDC 2011 Now Being Accepted

Student Scholarship Applications For WWDC 2011 Now Being Accepted

Are you a student teetering on the brink of an abyss of poverty some might describe as utterly Dostoevskyan? Barely enough coins in your pockets to buy tonight’s dinner — a single can of brine-soaked beans — and a sufficient volume of cheap lard trimming candles to light your midnight studies and pre-dawn app programming exercises, let alone the $1599 to attend this year’s WWDC? No need to hit your land lady with an axe handle for her hidden gold cache. Apple’s willing to give you a scholarship to attend WWDC in June at San Francisco.

According to Apple, to apply, you must be “at least 18 years of age, currently enrolled part-time or full-time at a college or university, and either an iOS Developer University Program member, Mac Developer Program member, or ADC Student member as of August 1, 2010 or later, and have identified yourself as a “Student” in your developer profile.”

About the only provision Apple’s making besides the academic ones is that applicants be talented, as they “will be judged on technical ability, creativity of ideas expressed in products or projects, prior WWDC attendance, technical and work experience.” No morons, in other wosrds.

Scholarship tickets will be passed out by May 3rd, with application due by April 26th. There will be 150 scholarship winners in all. Get on it there, Raskalnikov.

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  • besweeet

    Meh. I have classes to attend to during that time. Wouldn’t go anyway. Never going to code again.

  • t87

    Typical shitty John Brownlee article.

  • Sahanatrymytech

    Great Great and Awesome news….
    i think things like these should have come many years before

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