We normally do this in the fall, but given last week’s news, I bet you can understand why we’re doing this a little early, dear reader.
You work at a charity or non-profit, helping them make a difference with data, fights for the rights of the underrepresented, or cares for them.
Maybe you write reports to help fundraisers do a better job of raising money to protect voting rights. Or maybe you’re a developer at an organization who prevents suicide amongst lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Or maybe you’re a sysadmin at an organization that provides reproductive health care, but you can’t get training because your organization desperately needs to devote all their financial resources to protecting women right now.
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 a Level 2 Bundle, which includes all of my recorded training, SQL ConstantCare®, and the Consultant Toolkit.
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. (If you work for Ginormous Profitable Global Corporation, you’re not going to make the cut, so don’t waste my time or yours.)
- Your organization 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 July 4th, aka Independence Day in the United States. I’ll just leave that there. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, do what you can, with what you have, where you are.