We wanted to inform you that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2018 which is being held in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18–22, 2018 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Monday, 22 January 2018 23:59 UTC.
Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared accommodation.
Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful.
To learn more about Wikimania 2018 scholarships, please visit: https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships
To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on:https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply
It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the associated FAQ ( https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships/FAQ ) before submitting an application.
If you have any questions, please contact: wikimania-scholarships(a)wikimedia.org or leave a message at: https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships.
Please help us spread the word and translate pages!
David Richfield and Martin Rulsch
for the Scholarship Committee
we are now calling for the Scholarship Committee.
The Scholarship Committee is an important and diverse group of volunteers
who help to run the scholarship program. We encourage people from all
Wikimedia wikis to apply for this position so that the committee can handle
applications in many different languages.
The main duties of the committee members prior to Wikimania 2018 are:
* Participation in periodic online meetings with scholarships program
manager and other committee members.
* Review and edit communications material (e.g. application questions).
* Assistance in determination of scholarship applicant requirements.
* Assurance of due consideration and speedy response time to Wikimania
scholarship applications in multiple languages.
For further information please visit
We are looking for Wikimedians from all over the world, who are:
* fluent in written English and have good communication skills, or can name
local community member(s) who help them with English translations.
* discreet and able to handle confidential applicant information, and
objectively assess candidates.
* willing to review scholarship applications remotely in early 2018,
estimated time is 30 hours. A review guide can be found on
* having either or both:
** previously attended Wikimania,
** strong knowledge of the cross-project Wikimedia community.
Scholarship Committee members may not apply for a scholarship themselves
but there is a small budget for supporting committee members to attend
Wikimania. Please tell us if you need financial support in case you’ll be
If you're interested in serving on the Scholarship Committee, please send
us an email to wikimania-scholarships(a)wikimedia.org. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact us there as well.
Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 10, 2017. The organizers will contact
all candidates and publish the list of scholarship committee members right
* Nov 30–Dec 10: Call for Scholarship Committee
* mid-December: Selection of the Scholarship Committee and start of the
* 5–26 February (estimated time frame): main review time
Before the start of the submission time, we are adapting the application
process to take recent activities more into account than the years before,
as proposed on wikimania-l. On the one hand we want to encourage returning
Wikimania participants to share their knowledge, on the other newcomers to
Wikimania to apply for a scholarship at all. Former scholarship recipients
can help us with the latter by sharing their successful applications on
In case you don’t have your text at hand, you can send us a confirmation
mail to wikimania-scholarships(a)wikimedia.org where you allow us to publish
it for you.
Above all, we want to support African community members with applying for
scholarships. To achieve that, we are especially looking for volunteers who
want help us with encouraging people, assisting with the application form,
finding the right level of presenting one’s activities, etc. Please reach
out to us if you'd like to help.
<https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Slashme> and Martin
Wikimania 2018 Scholarship Committee co-organizers