On behalf of the Scholarship Committeee and WMF, congratulations to the 104 people who were awarded
a scholarship to attend this year's Wikimania being held in Mexico City July 15-19, 2015. WMDE is sponsoring 13
of these. Other chapters are providing additional scholarships as well, and will announce later on.
The 2015 program involved a major re-design of the application and selection process. Preliminary outcomes have already been aggregated, including a preliminary list of topics for investigation next year. Highlights include:
• ~28% identified as Female
• ~73% indicated they were from the Global South
• ~26% received a scholarship to attend Wikimania 2014
• Of these repeat applicants, most submitted good/great 2014 post-conference reports
• The average Phase 2 score for recipients was 8.9, with 70% of recipients scoring a 9 or above
Updated information about registration, accommodations, and the program for Wikimania '15 will be available on or before
May 1, 2015.
WMF Conference Coordinator