FITC’s Diversity Scholarship Sponsored by RBC

Diversity and FITC

At FITC, we believe that including a diverse range of voices at our events makes them better, stronger, and more fun. Our current definition of diversity includes people of all genders, including identity and expression; sexual orientation; disabilities, mental and physical; physical appearance including body size, race, and personal expression; and beliefs, religious, political or otherwise. Having these voices on our stages, volunteering, and attending allows us all to grow through hearing a variety of experiences, stories, and viewpoints. We encourage you to read our full thoughts on diversity and our goals here.

What is the FITC Scholarship Program?

The scholarship consists of a free ticket to attend our FITC Toronto 2019 event on April 29-May 1, 2019 awarded to qualified applicants. It does not include transportation, hotel or the workshop day.

FITC Scholarships are open to anyone in any under-represented group in our industry.

The scholarship program is aimed at those who are unable to secure a ticket through their company, or afford a ticket themselves.


  • Must be available to attend the event
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must agree to follow our code of conduct
  • Recipients are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging


  • The deadline to apply is midnight March 15, 2019.
  • Those accepted will be notified by March 25 , 2019. 

How to Apply

Applications will open on January 28th, 2019

Once you’ve applied, we will review and let all successful applicants know by March 25, 2019


All information collected from applicants will only be reviewed by the staff of FITC and our diversity sponsor, and will never be shared with anyone or made public. We treat all application information with the utmost respect and confidentiality.  By applying for the scholarship you consent to emails from FITC, including current and future event information and notifications.


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Sponsored by

RBC is proud to support FutureMakers – a program that brings together diverse tech professionals to share knowledge and discuss major tech advances. We’re strong supporters of peer-to-peer tech groups in areas like machine learning, cybersecurity, mobile development, design, and enterprise architecture. We also share our insights through FutureMakers Talks and articles on