Announcement: LATISM Gives the Gift of Knowledge!

As you know, one of our main objectives at LATISM is to empower Latinos to adopt and make full use of online social networks and applications by providing capacity-building training, information, resources and networking opportunities. For this reason, we have established an endowed scholarship fund to help social media professionals who are new to the world of social media to participate in initiatives such as attending mainstream conferences and events throughout the year. With that in mind:

LATISM is pleased to announce our scholarship opportunity to The BlissDom 2011 Conference!!!

The LATISM BLISSDOM CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP will award TWO Latina bloggers for their leadership, particularly related to LATISM’s tenets of service, research and leadership. The award winners are selected from a competitive class of applicants based on their outstanding accomplishments.

The LATISM Blogger Scholarship aims to select bloggers who wish to learn more about blogging, develop their writing style, and network with other bloggers and industry professionals in a creative, fun environment.

BlissDom 2011 is all about enhancing your blog, your business, your networks and your friendships, so we want to offer this opportunity to help LATISM members without adequate funding to attend the annual conference, offering an affordable way to get the professional development that this annual meeting provides.

Voting will be made by the LATISM Board of Directors


  • Round-trip airfare
  • full-conference registration rate,
  • A shared room at a pre-determined hotel

To be considered for a LATISM BlissDom Conference scholarship, all applicants must complete and send the Conference Scholarship Application to LATISM by the specified deadline of 12/27/10.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and announced publicly via the #LATISM Twitter thread, Facebook page and during the LATISM Twitter party on December 30th, 2010, starting at 9pm EST.

  • Winners must not be formerly or currently employed by LATISM or eligible for compensation by LATISM
  • Scholarship is a one-time award
  • Scholarship must be used ONLY toward the cost of registration fee and travel to BlissDom 2011 conference
  • Each recipient sign up HERE for consideration. The LATISM Board panel will then review your application and the winners will be notified during the last 2010 LATISM party [scheduled for  December 30th, 2010 at 9pm EST]
  • If you are awarded a scholarship you will be contacted soon after the notifications of acceptances have been sent


  • Winners MUST do live tweeting from the Conference using the #latism hashtag as well as the Conference hashtag #Blissdom


  • Winners must write a brief blog about why their attendance at the BLISSDOM 2011 Conference will significantly impact their respective community of followers.  The blog entry might also contain information about a great session they attended, a meaningful networking opportunity, or anything else the attendee may have taken home with them.
  • Winners will also have to fill out a W-9 form [required since the scholarship exceeds $600].
  • Scholarship Prize will be applied toward cost of registration fee, lodging, and travel ONLY to the BlissDom annual conference.

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    Oraka Designs 6 years ago

    Hi! I try to aply for the schorlaship , but I pressed the botton send is no working.
    My name is Sylvia Akamine Venezuelan living in Cincinnati. I started blogging in January 2010 about art, designs, fashion, positive messages for all latinos. I would like to participate in the schorlaship.
    Blissdom can help me to improve my blog, learnig more about how to
    reach more audience, monetarize the blog, connect to the brands, be more sucessfull.
    My goals for next year is to be and look more profesional blogger, write better interesting post , have more friends, have fun blogging.I can recommend to attend the Blissdom conference and tell them about how was my experience.
    Also, I can write some tips about what a learned in the confrennces.
    Twitter @orakadesigns

    Jessi Arias-Cooper 6 years ago

    I couldn’t get the application to work either. I’m sorry.

    Hi, my name is Jessi Arias-Cooper and I started my blog, Mama’s Got Flair in May of 2010. My URL is My email address is

    I’m a professional blogger (for, and and freelance writer and editor. There are two main reasons I’m dying to get to Blissdom: I need to network. In my business, exposure is king. Since my husband lost his job in July, we’ve been struggling to keep it together with freelance writing. He has a loaded resume, from his corporate and news writing career, that I just don’t have. I need to meet and connect with other businesses and bloggers to gain support and business connections to keep my family afloat.
    The other reason I want this so badly, is to learn from experienced bloggers, professionals and businesses how to keep my writing and methodology current, compelling and worthy of public attention and interest. There are millions of freelancers and bloggers to compete with, if I’m not in the know, I’m not going to be able to grow and sustain a solid client and reader base.

    I would love to write a series sharing everything I’ve learned with other blogging Latinas who, like me, couldn’t afford to go to the conference without such a generous scholarship opportunity. I come from a working-class family who believe in working as hard as you can and sharing whatever you can. I carry this philosophy with me in everything I do, and it hasn’t failed me yet.

    Thank you for your consideration. Jessi Arias-Cooper

    ElianneRamos 6 years ago

    Hi, Jessy, your application is duly noted. So sorry about the inconvenience.

    ElianneRamos 6 years ago

    Hello Sylvia, we have received your application, sorry about the inconvenience. Thanks for participating and good luck!

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