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Now Accepting G4G15 Scholarship Applications!

Thanks to generous donations from the Simons Foundation, Bill Ritchie, and Andrea Barthello, G4G is pleased to announce the return of our Scholarship Program, which will provide financial assistance to help individuals attending the 15th Gathering 4 Gardner conference. (Please Note: Scholarships are for adults ages 18 and above.)

Scholarship Criteria:

These scholarships are intended to help broaden the diversity of G4G. The review committee will give preference to applicants who show strong interest in the interdisciplinary aspects of Martin Gardner’s legacy (math, magic, puzzles, science, skepticism, literature) and whose unique backgrounds and perspectives will enrich our community. We especially encourage people in the following groups to apply:

  • Women
  • Young adults (ages 18+)
  • People in other underrepresented groups
  • People with special circumstances who require financial support to attend

Scholarship Options & Details:

G4G is offering two levels of scholarship: 

Full Scholarship – This covers conference registration, both dinner/show tickets, Ritz hotel room for 4 nights of the conference, and up to $500 travel reimbursement (receipts must be provided).

Registration Waiver – This covers conference registration and both dinner/show tickets, it does NOT cover hotel or travel. This is a great option for local attendees and for those who can stay with friends/family nearby.

We have limited funds available, so please apply for only the scholarship option you need in order to attend. If you apply for a Full Scholarship and all of the slots are already filled, you may be offered a Registration Waiver instead.

Around 60 total scholarships will be awarded based on the level of interest and applicant responses.

These scholarships are available to local Atlanta attendees, attendees from the USA, and international attendees. However, please note that travel reimbursements are the same for USA and international attendees. A smaller pool of funds is available for international scholarship recipients and may be offered on a case by case basis.

Volunteer Requirement:

All scholarship recipients are required to volunteer up to 3 hours of their time to help run the conference. Details of your volunteer assignment will be arranged individually.

Scholarship Timeline:

  • Applications are now being accepted.
  • Due date for Priority Review – November 15, 2023
  • Due date for Regular Review – December 6, 2023
  • If funding remains available, we will continue to review applications on a rolling basis.

How to Apply:

To apply for a G4G15 scholarship, please complete the online application form by clicking the button below. For any questions about this program, please email support@g4gfoundaiton.org.