Apple began selling tickets for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday morning. Two hours later they had sold out. But students from the age of 13 may be in with a chance of getting a free ticket to the conference through a new Apple scholarship scheme.

Apple’s WWDC Student Scholarship page on its developer website says that students can apply for a scholarship to attend the event if they are a current member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer University Program, or Mac Developer Program. Students need to submit their application by 2 May, and there will be up to 150 winners.

Apple explains that the applicants will be judged on their technical ability, creativity of ideas expressed in products or projects, prior WWDC attendance, technical and work experience.

Apple has shown a growing interest in education recently. The company launched interactive textbooks in iBooks 2 and iBooks Author at an education themed event in January.