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Published on March 27th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner


Scholarship applications for WWDC18 now being accepted

Apple has a special event taking place at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School today, which you will soon be able to stream. Because we expect no updates to Apple TV hardware, software or programming, however, we’re already looking ahead to what will likely be Apple’s next media event: WWDC 2018.

The event doesn’t take place until June 4-8 in San Jose, California, but Apple is now calling for students and STEM organization members to show their creativity and apply for a WWDC18 scholarship. Those selected will receive a free WWDC18 ticket, lodging for the conference, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program. Although the lodging and membership are certainly nice, the event ticket is the real standout here; they tend to disappear very quickly after Apple opens registration.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 1st, so there’s a pretty small window of opportunity to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must be 13 years of age or older, registered for free with Apple as an Apple developer or a member of a paid Apple Developer Program, and either be enrolled in an accredited course of study or be a member of a STEM organization. Your application must also include an interactive scene created in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes.

Of course, we here at would love to see a large tvOS contingent on-hand at WWDC18. We do expect Apple to have some tvOS updates ready for us by then—and perhaps a hardware/software announcement or two—but beyond that, we’re just as excited about the possibility of attendees debuting new tvOS apps and generating some enthusiasm for Apple TV development.

More details on scholarship qualifications and the application process can be seen at Good luck!

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has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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