Active-Mind Scholarships

Students and young adults aged 18–29 are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend LevelUp 2023.

Scholarships Cover:

  • Travel expenses (up to $600 in the U.S., $800 outside the U.S.)
  • Hotel accommodations ($415)
  • The opening and closing banquets & dance ($275)

—a dollar-value of up to $1,490!

Applying Is Quick and Easy

Simply answer these questions—either in writing or in a video:

  1. Why do you want to attend LevelUp 2023?
  2. What are your top two concerns in life—whether personal, social, or political—and why?
  3. If a friend had those same concerns and asked how you recommend thinking about them, what would you say?
  4. How did you find out about LevelUp?

Written submissions should be no longer than 800 words; video submissions no longer than four minutes.

To submit your application, please fill out the form below. For a written application, write it as a Google document, and paste its link. For a video application, upload your video to Google Drive or YouTube (it can be unlisted) and paste its link.

If you have questions, email them to [email protected]

LevelUp 2023 Scholarship Application

LevelUp 2023 Scholarship Application

What Past Scholarship Winners Say

“This conference changed the way I think about the world. It will go down as one of my life-changing experiences.” —Lauren

“Every talk was intellectually exhilarating. I met amazing people, made great memories, and am leaving feeling inspired and energized.” —Julian

“Ten minutes into Craig Biddle's talk on Friday morning, I knew I was in for something amazing. All the speakers spoke at a level that was challenging yet very approachable and understandable. It was delightful!” —Leisa

“I wasn’t a big believer in the power of poetry or movies, but after Lisa VanDamme’s talk, I was blown away. I could not believe such poetry could have as much power as a full novel in some cases…. I realized that consuming art wasn’t a waste of time, detracting away from productive work, but fuel to work more productively.” —Chetan

“The integration of the presentations was fantastic! They all had a common thread. The very actionable lectures on taking ownership of your career and finances were extremely valuable to me.” —Celeste

“I loved seeing speakers walking around. It’s like brushing shoulders with your heroes.” —Dominick