Draft of scholarship blurb, process, forms, etc.
New soon-to-be-proposed Makership Program
As decided at the June 14, 2011 board meeting, i3 Detroit is creating a more formal scholarship program. It provides for up to one scholarship slot per ten members in good standing. (It's not clear whether this refers to $89-members as defined by the bylaws, or $89-or-39 members as the term is commonly used. FIXME.)
The purpose of the scholarship program is to advance the state of DIY knowledge in the community. Applicants will be considered based primarily on an established track-record of publishing project write-ups, teaching classes, etc.
Recipients will become full members of i3 Detroit for some term (probably 3 months), with all the rights and responsibilities thereof, except that their dues will be considered paid in full.
Makership Application Form -Taken from bits of Ed's draft, Nate's draft, & LVL1 Makership application
Nate's draft follows (note that this one does not mention financial need, as required by the resolution adopted in the above meeting minutes):
Name, phone number, email
Please provide links to as much of your published work as you'd like us to review. Choose pieces which exemplify your creativity, attention to detail, and eagerness to share your knowledge. These can be videos, instructables, or any other sort of documentation, but they must be accessible to anyone -- publications in subscription-only journals or otherwise behind "paywalls" will not be considered. Collaborations may be listed here but your name must appear among the authors/credits, and at least one solo work should be included.
Have you previously visited i3 Detroit?
Please describe at least one project you'd like to undertake (interpret that as widely as you wish) which would be easier if you were granted this scholarship.