Saw this on the twitters just now: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/aasl-sponsors-two-spectrum-scholars-attend-fall-forum
It's just what it looks like from the URL.
code4lib does something similar with gender & minority scholarships. Suppose there's any chance we could do the same for Forum? Would we need to attract sponsorship to do it? (Might this be a novel way to get sponsors interested?)