You work at a charity or non-profit, helping them make a difference with data.
Maybe you write reports to help fundraisers do a better job of raising money to find a cure for a disease. Or maybe you’re a developer at a non-government organization whose mission is to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. Or maybe you’re a sysadmin who’s been stuck managing vital databases, but your non-profit is already stretched to the limit and can’t afford training.
That’s where I come in. I wanna help.
I want to empower you to continue making a difference. My scholarship program is simple: recipients get access to all of my recorded training with a year’s access to my Recorded Class Season Pass: Fundamentals and Masters Classes.
To give you an idea of the kinds of organizations I’ve supported over the years:
- The American Institute of Physics is committed to the preservation of physics for future generations, the success of physics students both in the classroom and professionally, and the promotion of a more scientifically literate society.
- UNOPS helps people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.
- International Justice Mission – a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.
- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – 400 children are infected with HIV every day. I don’t know how to type those words without crying and taking a break from the keyboard.
- Mencap – improving the lives of UK people with a learning disability.
- The Smith Family is an Australian charity helping disadvantaged children get the most out of their education so they can create better futures for themselves.
- Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain serves children and adults with autism and other disabilities, plus disadvantaged families in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
The fine print:
- You must work for a foundation, non-profit, charity, or similar company that’s doing good work. It can totally be a for-profit company, and it can be anywhere in the world, just as long as they’re making a difference. (If you work for Ginormous Profitable Global Corporation, you’re probably not going to make the cut.)
- Your company or government rules must allow you to receive free training. (Some companies prohibit their employees from accepting gifts.)
- You must already have a job working with SQL Server. (This isn’t about getting a new job.)
Apply now. Applications close October 14. Applications have closed.