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Save A Dollar As A Bbcon Scholar!

Each year Blackbaud awards bbcon scholarships to industry professionals who exude a passion for learning and want to propel their organizations’ missions forward. bbcon opens the door for professional growth through hands-on training, networking opportunities, interactive demos, relationship building, and so much more! Scholarships aren’t just for regular attendees–if you are a potential speaker looking to reduce costs, please apply.
What does a bbcon scholarship include? 
Scholarship winners for bbcon 2019 receive a complimentary registration to bbcon 2019, inclusive of supporting events, meals (breakfast and lunch), evening events, and conference materials. In addition, Blackbaud will cover the costs for the top three scholarship winners’ hotel expenses for three nights. Speaker scholarship winners will have their speaker fee waived.

How do I apply for a bbcon scholarship? 
Applying for a bbcon scholarship requires the following:
  1. Summary of your organization’s mission statement.
  2. One 2-4 minute video submission. Videos must be submitted as a URL through our online submission form.
Tell us about your organization, why you want to go, and how bbcon can help your organization further its mission. There are no limits, so be creative and show your passion!

Can I apply if I already registered?
Yes, but please reach out to us directly at to learn how you can apply. If you haven’t, do not register for bbcon 2019 prior to the selection of winners. If you are selected as a scholarship winner, you will be provided with a discount code to receive free registration. If you are planning to attend either way and are not selected for scholarship, we will honor the conference pass price at the time of your submission.

When is the submission deadline? 
Your complete application must be received no later than Friday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

When will winners be announced? 
Winners will be chosen by the bbcon Scholarship Committee and will be contacted no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on July 19, 2019.

For full information on scholarship applications, submission deadlines, winner announcements and conditions of award, visit the 
bbcon scholarships page.
Posted by Kathy Wilkes on May 2, 2019 9:57 AM America/New_York

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Hi!  Can two people apply within the same video?
  • Posted Thu 02 May 2019 12:16 PM EDT
Hi Maria Tchaplygin‍  - thanks for asking. We will only be choosing one person per organization for a scholarship. You are definitely welcome to use the same video for your submissions, but we would recommend that you both make sure to highlight the details requested in the video and apply separately. If I can answer anything more, please let me know :). 
  • Posted Thu 02 May 2019 04:08 PM EDT
Would these scholarships include a virtual bbcon scholarship option? Every year I want to attend bbcon, but it is always the same weekend as our annual gala, so physically attending is non-negotiable. 
  • Posted Fri 03 May 2019 01:26 PM EDT
Hey Jenna Anderson‍ - That's a bummer!! I would definitely keep an eye out in the community for free virtual passes! I think last year we offered some as we got close to bbcon and I'm sure we'll plan to do this same. This is another great idea though to consider with the sponsorships this year. Thank you for recommending!
  • Posted Fri 03 May 2019 01:35 PM EDT