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The Postel Network Operator's Scholarship
The Internet Society (ISOC) a 501c(3) corporation (http:// www.isoc.org/isoc/general/trustees/incorp.shtml), has agreed to accept a restricted donation from an anonymous source to be known as the "Postel Network Operator's Scholarship." The Scholarship will be awarded annually to a recipient selected by a "Selection Committee" consisting of a representative of the then serving Board of ARIN (The American Registry of Internet Numbers - http://www.arin.net) and a representative of the then serving Steering Committee of NANOG (The North American Network Operator's Group - http://www.nanog.org). The award is intended to enable a deserving network operator who would not otherwise be able to attend the Joint Meeting to do so, and whose attendance at the Joint Meeting will continue to build on the legacy of Jon's lifetime contribution to the Internet. The Selection Committee will develop an open and public application process, and will "whimsically" select the annual recipient exclusively in response to the question: "What Would Jon Do?" if he were asked to select a recipient. There are no criteria or restrictions or other requirements, including but not limited to nationality, location, age, or gender. The scholarship will cover the costs of travel from the recipient's home city to the Joint Meeting. It will also cover the costs of Hotel accommodation at the Conference Hotel. It will include a daily stipend for food, beverages, and incidentals. It is expected that the attendence fee for the meetings will be waived by ARIN and NANOG. The membership of the Selection Committee shall not be changed except in the event that the membership of either the Board (in the case of ARIN) or the Steering Committee (in the case of NANOG) ceases to be based on the popular vote of the community each serve; in which case the member whose process changes will be replaced by a similar body that is based on the popular vote of the community that was served by the ineligible member, and which will be appointed at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, and under the same terms as the initial Selection Committee. At its option, the Internet Society may increase or decrease the number of recipients each year based on the current state of the Scholarship Fund, and the variable costs of travel and accommodation.