LGBT Netroots Connect provides LGBT and allied activists, community leaders bloggers and media a forum to strengthen the online community and grow the progressive movement. We inspire action and the growing of new ideas to affect change. Since our founding in 2008, Netroots Connect has provided over 700 partial and full scholarships to Netroots Connect meetings, Netroots Nation conferences, The National Blogger & Citizen Journalist Initiative and other meetings throughout the year. Join our mailing list for application updates.

For scholarship information for Netroots Connect and Netroots Nation, check here in February of 2019.

Testimonials From Our Scholars

2018, New Orleans, LA: I really appreciate your scholarship program. This conference has contributed to my personal growth and my growth as an activist at an allied organization. Without your scholarship I never would have been able to attend. Thank you!.

2017, Atlanta, GA: Netroots Connect made it possible for me to participate in Netroots Nation at a level I have not been able before. Thank you for helping me work with the larger progressive movement.

2016, St. Louis, MO: Netroots Connect is the only national organization to respond by brining together every national (and many local) gun violence reduction organizations. Netroot Commect’s gun work is the most diverse I have ever seen.

2015, Phoenix, AZ: Thank you for your generous support. As a blogger of five years but very new to the LGBTQ blogging community, I was very appreciative to be invited to Netroots Connect. I learned a a lot and connected with some really cool people. Thank you for making that possible.

2014, Detroit, MI:  Sometimes we take a gamble on supporting efforts where we can’t always predict what the return on investment might be but believe me that this is an investment. Being able to meet, collaborate, and connect in the real world with other GLBT bloggers and staff makes a big difference in the effectiveness of our movement. Thank you for supporting us.