The Civic Hall scholarship program offers an unparalleled opportunity for civic innovators to foster their growth, while simultaneously strengthening Civic Hall’s membership community.


Scholarship recipients are committed to the mission of Civic Hall, building civic technology, and contributing to others in meaningful and impactful ways.

This scholarship program requires a 6 month commitment beginning on August 1st, 2017.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017.

Participant awards will be announced on July 17, 2017 and orientations will be held during the week of July 24 – 28, 2017.

By completing this application, you are agreeing to fulfill the minimum community service & participation requirements. Please read and complete this application as thoroughly and as accurately as possible.


Civic Hall provides two different scholarship plans that offer visibility through collaborative programming, industry-focused network engagement, and opportunities to build relationships in a unique and substantive way.

Both plans have heavily discounted membership fees to accommodate those in financial need. If you can not afford these rates, please do not be discouraged. We will work with you. Our scholarship committee reviews applications based on the selection criteria questions in this application. 

INDIVIDUALS: $90/month for each individual. Community-level membership valued at $450/month. (If you can not afford to pay this amount, please let us know in the comment section of the application below. This does not reflect the decision-making process.)

  • Membership Status: Must use the space as a member of Civic Hall for a minimum of 3 days per week during the entire 6 month program.
    • TIME OFF: If you need to take time off for travel, advance notice is required. Scholarship recipients can take up to 4 weeks off during the 6 month program. If your time off extends past 4 weeks, the scholarship will become null and void.
  • Community Service & Participation Requirements: You will meet with your Ambassador and/or the Community Team to complete a progress report after your first 3 months in the program, and again at the end of the full 6 months. If you have met the following outlined program requirements, you may be eligible for another 6 month scholarship renewal.
    • Assist at the Civic Hall Welcome Desk for 2 two-hour shifts a month during the 6 month program.
    • Run at least one workshop for members of Civic Hall during the 6 month scholarship program.
    • Volunteer at one after-hours event with the Civic Hall Events Team.

ORGANIZATIONS: $20/month for each team member of your organization. Part-time membership valued at $200/month. (If you can not afford to pay this amount, please let us know in the comment section of the application below. This does not reflect the decision-making process)

  • Qualification: Must have a minimum of 3 members on your team and a maximum of 5 members on your team. (Including interns)
  • Membership Status:  Must use the space as a member of Civic Hall for a minimum of 2 days per week (or 8 days per month) during the entire 6 month program.
    • TIME OFF: If any team members need to take time off for travel, advance notice is required. Scholarship recipients can take up to 4 weeks (per team member) off during the 6 month program. If your time off extends past 4 weeks, the scholarship will become null and void.
  • Community Service & Participation Requirements: Your team will meet with your Ambassador and/or the Community Team to complete a progress report after your first 3 months in the program, and again at the end of the full 6 months. If you have met the following outlined program requirements, you may be eligible for another 6 month scholarship renewal. Each team member will…
    • Assist at the Civic Hall Welcome Desk for 1 two-hour shift a month during the 6 month program.
    • Run at least one session of office hours for members of Civic Hall during the 6 month scholarship program.
    • Volunteer at one after-hours event with the Civic Hall Events Team.

Qualified participants are looking to get a civic tech project, movement or company off the ground, and don’t currently have the financial resources to purchase a membership to Civic Hall. Because the available number of scholarships are limited, only applicants that meet all of the program qualifications will be considered.

Special consideration is given to applicants from underrepresented populations, with unique backgrounds and identities, and to Military Veterans.  

 

 

Network

  • $20/month
  • Access to the Community Space for activities and events or through the purchase of day passes st $35 each.
$10 / mo
$35 / DAY PASS

Network Plus

  • $90/month
  • Network membership with 3 pre-paid day passes per month.
  • (Value: $125)

Part-Time

  • $200/month
  • Network membership with 8 pre-paid day passes per month.
  • (Value: $300)

Community

  • $450/month
  • Unlimited drop-in access to the Community Space during operating hours.

$250 / mo

Organization

Membership benefits can be customized to keep your organization on the cutting edge of technology and policy. We’d like to host you for a tour of our community space or schedule a call to learn more about your work and explore how Civic Hall might help.

We welcome your feedback

If none of these packages sound right for you but you still want to join the community, contact us. We want to hear from you.

Scholarships

Looking to get a civic tech project, movement or company off the ground, but don’t currently have the workspace or financial resources to purchase a membership to Civic Hall? You may be eligible for one of our need-based scholarships.  

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