The Bursary Fund contained $3223.00.
The application deadline for TUG 2008 was Friday, April 11, 2008 (for the conference in Cork, Ireland from July 21 through July 24, 2008).
Seven applications for Bursary awards were received prior to the deadline.
The Bursary Committee examined the seven applications and voted to fund all of them, but was not able to fund the total amount requested. Two applicants were not able to accept the award as the amount awarded was not enough to allow them to attend. In all, five awards were made. To fund these five, additional money was allocated to the Bursary from the TUG general fund.
The five applicants who received awards were from the United States, England, France, Germany and India. The total amount awarded was $3625.
The Bursary Committee for 2008 was composed of Jana Chlebikova, Bogusław Jackowski, Kaja Christiansen, Dave Walden (TUG Treasurer) and Sam Rhoads (Chairman).
The TUG Treasurer will not be an ex-officio member of the Bursary Committee for TUG 2009.