Apple has begun notifying recipients of their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2018) scholarships, which awards a $1,599 “golden ticket” to students and STEM organization members who couldn’t afford to attend the conference on their own.
Apple accepted applications for the WWDC 2018 scholarships from March 26 to April 1. Apple then began the process of going through the applications and selecting deserving winners. Scholarship recipients received an email from Apple beginning last Friday.
Applicants were required to create a short, interactive scene using the Swift Playground app on the iPad. The entries were judged based on creativity, technical accomplishment, and the written responses on the accompanying application.
I just can’t believe it. This is my last year as a student, so this was my last chance to get a WWDC scholarship. To say that I put my soul into this is to say nothing. But it’s still a HUGE surprise for me.
— Oleg Dreyman (@olegdreyman) April 20, 2018
All applicants are required to be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited course of study or a member of a STEM organization.
The Cupertino firm is awarding up to 350 scholarships this year. They include a free WWDC 2018 ticket, free lodging, and a free one-year Apple developer membership.
WWDC 2018 will kick off on Monday, June 4 and will run through Friday, June 8. The conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. A June 4 Keynote is expected to debut new versions of operating systems for all of Apple’s devices, and possibly new hardware.
We’ll be covering the June 4 Keynote, and any other happenings at the conference, so stay tuned.