Apple CEO Tim Cook Shares Video of WWDC 2018 Scholarship Winners and Their Apps

In the months leading up to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference each year, the company offers free WWDC scholarships to students and STEM organization members who don’t have the $1,599 necessary to purchase a ticket to the event.

When selected, the scholarship winners gain a free WWDC ticket, free lodging, and a free one year Apple developer membership. On Twitter today, Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrated these 350+ individuals with a quick video highlighting a few of the winners and their apps.


In the video, Cook is seen discussing the apps with the scholarship winners, who also briefly describe the projects they’re working on. Some apps include “Study Buddy Connection,” which aims to streamline how tutors and students find one another, and “UV Safe,” which sends out iOS notifications to apply sunscreen based on the UV index at your location.

Accompanying the video, Cook’s tweet says: “Nothing inspires us more than fresh ideas.”

WWDC 2018 kicks off tomorrow with a keynote at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. As developers and other attendees arrived in California over the weekend, the first glimpses of conference swag appeared online, including a Levi’s denim jacket and a collection of Apple-themed enamel pins.

MacRumors will be providing all of the usual coverage of the conference, with real-time keynote updates found on our @MacRumorsLive Twitter account and all of the event highlights appearing on MacRumors.com throughout the day and week. In preparation for the keynote, visit our full How To guide on the best ways to watch the presentation live on June 4.


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