Apple to Accept WWDC Scholarship Applications March 27, Lodging Now Included

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    Each year, Apple offers free WWDC scholarships to students and STEM organization members who don't have the funds to attend the company's developer conference.

    For 2017, Apple will begin accepting scholarship submissions on March 27, as is outlined on an updated scholarship website Apple shared today. Submissions will be accepted from March 27 at 10:00 a.m. until April 2 at 5:00 p.m. Winning applicants will be notified of their status on Friday, April 21.

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    Scholarships traditionally offer free tickets to WWDC, a huge benefit as a ticket is normally priced at $1,599. Flights and accommodations are not typically included, but starting this year, Apple is providing free lodging.

    WWDC scholarship applicants must be at least 13 years old, registered as an Apple developer, and enrolled in a part-time or full-time course of study. Members and alumni of a STEM organization are also eligible.

    Apple instructs prospective scholarship attendees to share a visually interactive scene created in Swift Playgrounds that can be experienced in three minutes. Swift Playgrounds for iPad or Xcode on macOS must be used, and Apple will judge applications on technical accomplishment, creativity of ideas, and the content of written responses.

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will take place from June 5 to June 9 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It is the first WWDC that hasn't been held in San Francisco since 2003.

    While the conference is designed to allow developers to interact with Apple engineers and employees, Apple will hold a keynote event on June 5 to announce new software updates, including iOS 11 and macOS 10.13.

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    Smart of them to include lodging, in the bay area someone who can't cover the entrance fee is likely to have trouble with a hotel as well.
     
  3. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Nice gesture, and added incentive for those interested.
     
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    What does an STEM alumni mean? I wish I was eligible for this as I would love to attend.
     
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    Not a fan of the playgrounds thing. I'd much rather submit the app I've been working on. Meh.
     
  7. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    Winning is like winning the lottery. Classy to include lodging in one of the most expensive markets in the world. Fixed a pain point.
     
  8. jjhny macrumors regular

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    Will there be an advanced emoji class? For emoji pros?

    /sarc
     
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    Huh... Not much negative to say here. I guess that's why there's only 6 comments after 3 hours.
     
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    I think it would be helpful to all involved if Apple just booked the number of rooms required for the number of out of city attendees and included it in the ticket price. $1500 gets you in, $2000 gets you a room at a decent place with free breakfast for a few nights at their discounted rates.
     
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    Either no benefit, or just benefit of going there being part of the experience, or benefit of getting something out of something that will be part of it all, etc. Just depends on your own take on it. That said, it's not really aimed at "regular dudes" so to say, given that it is in fact a Worldwide Developers Conference.
     
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    It's like baseball World Series :p
     
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    Did I miss the original announcement of WWDC2017, and a discussion around that artwork?

    I must say... thought-provoking. Community? Diversity? What does it mean to you?
     
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    Good call to have it in San Jose than SF.... too much traffic to get in....
     
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    Oh makes sense. I'm not a developers just use safari, YouTube, notes, weather
     
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    I know that. But isn't EVERYONE attending the conference who is not in media automatically an STEM alumnus or student? That is what is confusing to me, but maybe you can explain it to me.
     
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    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...017-takes-place-june-5-9-in-san-jose.2032971/

    These days it's almost just as bad south of SF as around SF unfortunately.

    Well, it's not quite STEM alumni or students, but STEM organization members and alumni.
     
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    As a late 20-something college dropout who failed to actualize his hopes and dreams of becoming an Apple developer and is stuck in a lowly retail job-- these scholarship tickets aren't for me. :(

    (Pssst... If you are reading this Tim Cook, please take pity on my poor soul and give me a ticket to freedom! Pretty please.)
     
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    Except for the people who just had to chime in with some lame overused emoji comments. :rolleyes:
     

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