Apple Notifying WWDC 2018 Scholarship Winners

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Each year, Apple offers free WWDC scholarships to students and STEM organization members who don't have the $1,599 necessary to purchase a ticket to the company's annual developer conference.

    For the upcoming 2018 event, Apple accepted scholarship applications from March 26 to April 1, and since then, Apple has been going through the submissions and choosing winners. As of today, all scholarship applicants who are being awarded with free WWDC attendance are receiving emails from Apple.

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    Apple is awarding up to 350 scholarships, all of which include a free WWDC ticket, free lodging, and a free one year Apple developer membership.

    Scholarship applicants were asked to create a short, three-minute interactive scene in Swift Playground. Apple judged applications based on technical accomplishment, creativity of ideas, and content of written responses on the accompanying application.

    All applicants were required to be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited course of study or were required to be members of a STEM organization. Apple held its developer ticket lottery back in March and notified developers who won a full-price ticket on March 23.


    This year's Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on Monday, June 4 and it will last through Friday, June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Apple is expected to hold a keynote on June 4 where new software and perhaps new hardware products will be unveiled.

    Scholarship students and developers who were not chose to attend the event will be able to follow along with the conference using the WWDC app.

    Article Link: Apple Notifying WWDC 2018 Scholarship Winners
     
  2. RedGala macrumors regular

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    I GOT IN AFTER MY FOURTH TRY. YES!!!

    I literally shed a tear after finding out :)
     
  3. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Props to you and the others. I personally failed Java 5 times and never looked back
     
  4. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    I know how you feel. I did okay in in the few programming classes I took, but it was a struggle. I spent way more time than most probably did to get the code to work, hours doing an assignment that probably took others 20 minutes. Usually I was missing a bracket or something. Soooo frustrating.
     
  5. DTECHQUE macrumors member

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    Imagine receiving such news and forgetting to reply, just to know that Apple gave the seat to someone else....
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I literally can't. Who would do that? It's not something a winner forgets to do. I can see Apple's email ending up in spam and not being found until after the deadline but I can't see someone who received the notice in time not responding ASAP.
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    I had no idea Apple gave away (scholarship) tickets to students. It's a great gesture, kudos to Apple.
     

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