Sending a message that fathers take care of their own, the Dad 2.0 Summit has created a scholarship fund to financially assist fathers who want to attend the annual conference.
Scholarships of $500 each will be awarded, starting with the 2015 conference scheduled for Feb. 19 to 21 in San Francisco, to selected dads who apply for them via a written essay.
The essay should be 300 to 500 words about what the applicant thinks is relevant to his attending the conference, such as goals for attending, his place in the world as a father, what the dad community means to him, and so on. The essays must emailed to “scholarship [at] dad2summit [dot] com” by midnight Eastern time, Dec. 12.
Dad 2.0 hopes to fund at least four scholarships through donations, which can be made through Crowdrise. Donations to the fund can be made through Dec. 19.
“As we’ve matured into an influential, mobilized voice of men and fatherhood over the past four years, we’ve exhibited the strong inclination to open up our wallets and give back without hesitation,” Jeff Bogle, the scholarship fund chairman and the co-organizer of our Philly Dads Group, wrote in announcing the scholarship fund on the Dad 2.0 website.
The Dad 2.0 Summit, while billed as “an open conversation about the commercial power of dads online,” is also chance for modern fathers to gather to support each other in their work to make claim to the importance of their role as caregivers to the future generations.
- Click here for more info on applying for the Dad 2.0 Summit scholarship. (Must apply by midnight Eastern time, Dec. 12)
- Click here to donate to the Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund. (Must donate by midnight Eastern time, Dec. 19)