JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship Recipients Summer 2017

JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship Recipients Summer 2017

The JavaScript for WordPress 2017 Summer Scholarship

Thanks to our Partners at Pantheon we are able to offer 3 Scholarships for each of the 3 Enrollment Periods we have for the JavaScript for WordPress Master Course.  You can read more about the Scholarship here.

For our Summer Enrollment Period, our Scholarship Board of 16 Members help select the following three recipients:

Teri Pastorino

Teri Pastorino JavaScript for WordPress ScholarshipWhy Javascript deeply? – Because I am learning to be a WordPress ninja (ok in my dreams) and I want to be able to write code, and because Matt Mullenweg says we should. Really that aside – there are so many things it can do, so to even know and understand it at a basic level will put me steps ahead of others to make me a more marketable mom in the workforce. I can use it to build some exciting things.

I can be found trying to be social, but not always doing well at it, here: facebook or here twitter.



Rai JavaScript for WordPress ScholarshipI am a queer trans woman, an activist, and a WordPress developer. I am part of a worker-owned cooperative that provides design and development services for non-profits and grassroots social justice organizations. Learning JavaScript Deeply will allow me to create more complex and useful tools and websites for my clients, to further enable and support the vital work that they do.



Nate Conley

Nate Conley JavaScript for WordPress ScholarshipI am a WordPress developer from Southern California working as a contractor and a freelancer. I am excited to learn JavaScript Deeply so that I can share that knowledge with the incredible WordPress community and to advance in my career. I want to have more knowledge and authority on JavaScript as it relates to WordPress, and that is exactly what this course provides.

Where We Go From Here

For the next year, Teri, Ria and Nate will be getting assistance from me as they work their way through the JavaScript for WordPress Master Course and begin implementing the skills in their work.

Apply for the Next 2017 Scholarship

We are having one more Scholarship period from Sept 5th – Nov 3rd​.  Please apply if you are interested!


PostScript – I want to give an extra thank you to the members of the Scholarship Board.  We received many applications and I am grateful I did not have to pick just three recipients on my own.  

Spring 2017 JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship Winners

Spring 2017 JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship Winners

This spring we ran our first round of JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship thanks to our partners at Pantheon.

Please join us in congratulating Paw Lin and Sara Seiser! (Our third winner was not able to be listed).

Paw Lin

Paw Lin

I started learning web development (HTML, CSS and some JS) 3 years ago.

I knew Zac by his tutorials at Treehouse. He’s the very first teacher who introduced me to WordPress. After his “PHP for WordPress” course, PHP is not alien language for me anymore. At those time, this link – “” always stayed far left and first bookmark at my Firefox bookmark bar!

“Genesis” is my favorite framework. “WooCommerce” is my favorite plugin. And I always find time to play with “undersocres”. I read Tom McFarlin blog posts ONLY WHEN I’m in good mood. 50% of them, I don’t understand in one blow. 🙁

I don’t like Mr Mullenweg. Because he said “Learn JavaScript, Deeply”. (BTW, it’s a joke :)) JS is everywhere. Very powerful and versatile.

I’ve workable PHP skill. Not too good at JS. KINDA BAD.

FROM RIGHT NOW ON – I can tick off one line from my bucket list. With Zac’s “The JavaScript for WordPress Master Course”, it’s time to turn (my) crazy JS fear to true power.

Sara Seiser

I am a mom of two with another on the way, I learned all I know about JavaScript, WordPress, and coding in general from so I am so excited for this opportunity to learn JavaScript and how is relates and is used in WordPress.

I want to be able to work from home and knowing everything I can about WordPress and JavaScript is how I can make that happen!

Apply or Nominate Someone!

If you would like to apply for a JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship or know someone who might benefit from the Scholarship, please check out more information below!

Officially Announcing JavaScript for WordPress Scholarships

We are very excited here at JS for WP to announce the official JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship Fund.

Thanks to our Partners and Good Friends at Pantheon we are now able to offer Scholarships that include the following:

  • Lifetime Access to The JS for WP Master Course
  • Monthly Mentoring Sessions with Zac Gordon
  • Networking Connections in the WP Community

We will also be able to offer one lucky recipient Flight, Lodging and Entry to WordCamp US and the Contributor Day from Dec. 1st – 3rd, 2017 in Nashville, TN.

To read more about application deadlines and details, please visit the official JavaScript for WordPress Scholarship Page.

If you have interest in Joining the Board to help nominate and select recipients, please reach out here.