Nearly 25% of all Global Summit attendees receive support
from Creative Commons in the form of scholarships.

Table of Contents
1. Our scholarship program
2. Applying for a scholarship
3. Donating to the scholarship fund

Our scholarship program

Image by Sebastiaan ter Burg | CC BY 2.0

Creative Commons believes that providing pathways to participation is crucial to our goal of lighting up the commons.

Our scholarship program helps ensure the  global community remains central in the debates, collaborations, connections, and strategies for action that make the Global Summit such an exciting and important event.

There are two ways you can be involved: as a scholarship applicant, or as a scholarship donor.

Scholarship Applicants

Applicants are the heart of our scholarship program. Scholarship recipients represent a rich variety of communities and issues, including free and open culture, copyright reform, GLAM, open education, and global information systems. They also represent every CC world region, with the majority coming from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Due to the overwhelming response we have received, the application deadline for
Global Summit scholarships is being extended to Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Scholarship Donors

Creative Commons Global Summit 2017 by Sebastiaan ter Burg | CC BY 2.0

Through our scholarship program, we are creating a healthy community by recognizing and engaging with gender, cultural, and geographical diversity in order to fulfill our organizational mission of a vibrant commons and community.

The diversity of the scholarship recipients extends beyond geography in order to provide opportunities to summit first timers as well as CC veterans, and moves the community conversations beyond licenses toward advocacy, art, law, education, usability, and growth of the commons.

By donating to support our scholarship fund, you can ensure that Creative Commons voices from all over the globe can join us at Summit.

Please make your donation when you register for Global Summit 2018:


If you have any questions about our Global Summit scholarship program, please reach out to us at