Dear Wikimaniacs,we are now calling for a scholarship review committee.This year, we
additionally want a scholarship ambassador for each major geography or language, including
a representative from each entity which pays for additional scholarships; the ambassadors
will be committee observers.The scholarship review committee is an important and diverse
group of volunteers who help to run the scholarship program in accordance with
the pillars of this Wikimania. 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 2016 are:
- Participation in periodic online meetings with scholarships program manager and other
- Review and edit communications material (e.g. Scholarship wiki, application
- Assistance in determination of scholarship applicant requirements.
- Assurance of due consideration and speedy response time to Wikimania scholarship
applications in multiple languages.
- Work with the local team.
For further information please visit m:Wikimania/Scholarships/Tasks (the committee will
also be polishing this page).We are looking for Wikimedians from all over the world, who
- fluent in written English and have good communication skills, or can name local
community member(s)/ambassadors who help them with English translations.
- discreet and able to handle confidential applicant information, and objectively
- willing to review scholarship applications in late 2015/early 2016.
- having either or both:
- previously attended Wikimania.
- strong knowledge of the cross-project Wikimedia community.
You will be working remotely. While we hope that scholarship review committee members will
enjoy Wikimania 2016 by giving significant input to it, the local team cannot guarantee
financial support for the committee members' travel expenses since scholarship review
committee members may not apply for a scholarship themselves.If you're interested in
serving on the scholarship reviewing committee and/or as scholarship ambassador, please
send us an email at domande.wikimania(a)wikimedia.it. If you have any questions, please
don't hesitate to contact us.Deadline to apply is Sunday, November 15, 2015. The local
team will contact all candidates and publish the list of scholarship committee members
right afterwards. Please help with translations on wm2016:Scholarship committee.Proposed
- Nov 1–Nov 15: Call for Scholarship Committee
- Nov 16–Dec 6: Preparations of the Scholarship Committee
- Dec 6–Jan 9: Submission time
Federico Leva and Martin Rulsch
Wikimania 2016 team, scholarships subteam
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