More info about how funds were raised for this scholarship can be found here
Initial Grant Post on Gitcoin Grants (from grant round 10)
"Let’s send some people to University!
Long story short, we’ve been building the foundations of the Marma J Foundation for a little while now, and we are finally at a point where we may be able to expand into some larger projects.
Funds raised in this grant round will be set aside to support students attending the University of the West Indies Five Island Campus. Each of the academic programs has a tuition fee of $1800 per year of instruction. The goal of this grant (GR10) is to be able to fully support the computer science education of at least one individual. Future plans for the foundation entail a vibrant and active local community of web3/open web creators in Antigua, so this is our actionable step forward.
Funds raised for this initiative will be pooled at antigua.near* and staked until a viable candidate is found to allocate the funds to."
Requirements for Scholarship
- You must have a NEAR Protocol account. (this is required to receive NEAR tokens)
- You must be CURRENTLY attending the University of the West Indies Five Islands AND studying in the field of Computer Science / Information & Technology.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen from submitted replies to this forum topic.
Please Reply Including Your:
- Year of Study
- Specific areas of research/study interest
- Address in Antigua
All applicants will be required to be vetted before funds are distributed
We are hoping to distribute the first scholarship of 221.19 NEAR tokens before the end of October 2021.