Every year, the Netroots Nation Convention has provided progressive activists and candidates a forum to strengthen the online community and grow the progressive movement while inspiring action and growing new ideas to affect change. Applicants for the DFA Netroots Nation scholarship must have a demonstrated commitment to growing the progressive movement whether through blogging, organizing, issue advocacy or electoral work.

Any DFA Member or participant in the larger netroots or progressive movement may apply for the scholarship. Applicants are encouraged to solicit support for the application from their personal networks. Individuals may only vote for each applicant once. A select group of scholarships will be awarded solely on the basis of support gathered. The remaining scholarships will be awarded on merit at the discretion of the selection committee. The selection committee is comprised of DFA and Netroots Nation staff. Preference will be given towards applicants who have never won the scholarship or gone to Netroots Nation before, but previous winners may compete again.

Scholars will be notified by May 15th and will be asked to commit to attending. The scholarship provides four nights of hotel and the conference fee. Scholars are responsible for their own travel and food expenses. For complete rules and restrictions, please click here