BurlyCon Scholarship Program
The BurlyCon Scholarship Program is an important part of fulfilling our values and deepening our community outreach. It’s our goal to make BurlyCon accessible to everyone, and we’re committed to providing opportunities for those who might not otherwise be able to attend our conference. Should an applicant not be awarded a scholarship, BurlyCon also offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and installment payment plans.
BurlyCon values and celebrates diversity. Our selection committee is committed to feature applicants that reflect our community.
Scholarship applications are carefully considered by a diverse scholarship committee of BurlyCon directors and steering committee members. We weigh all factors presented in the application, including financial circumstances impacted by employment status, medical needs, and distance to travel to the convention; the potential gain the applicant would receive because of access to the convention; applicant’s distance from urban hubs; and what the applicant’s work and passion contributes to the larger burlesque community. We prioritize individuals who have experienced specific challenges building burlesque community.
Statistically and historically our scholarships are awarded as follows:
14% Differently Abled
32% Non-USA recipients
68% USA recipients
Keep in mind that scholarships are available to anyone with a body (including previous presenters and committee).
This year, we have a total of six BurlyCon Scholarships available - five Partial Scholarships and one Full Scholarship. There is also the Love Scholarship for seasoned POC performers specifically.
Partial Scholarships - A BurlyCon Partial Scholarship covers the cost of your BurlyCon Registration, including access to all regular BurlyCon Weekend classes and events. This award does not include hotel, airfare, travel, or meals, and does not cover any class or materials fees for workshops, BurlyLabs, or Intensives.
Full Scholarship - A BurlyCon Full Scholarship covers the cost of your BurlyCon Registration (including access to all regular BurlyCon Weekend classes and events), and includes a hotel room shared with 3 BurlyCon staff members. This award does not include airfare, travel, or meals, and does not cover any class or materials fees for workshops, BurlyLabs, or Intensives.
Application opens March 15th and close July 30th.
No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Notifications will be sent out by August 15th.
All information collected is confidential. The names of the scholarship winners will not be published or posted to the public without the express written permission of the awardees.