On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimania '17 conference organizers, we are now seeking volunteers to serve on the Scholarship Review Committee for Wikimania 2017 <https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania>. Wikimania scholarships are a special type of Travel and Participation Support <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Grants:TPS> offering, administered by the WMF in partnership with the Wikimania host team, with the purpose of bringing active Wikimedians from around the world to attend Wikimania. The scholarship review committee is an important and diverse group of volunteers who help promote the program and review/select applicants. We encourage people from all Wikimedia wikis to apply, so that the committee can handle applications in many different languages.
The main duties of the committee members are: * Assist the WMF in determining the requirements and criteria for scholarship applicants ( WMF will provide eligibility filtering as well as materials and tools to the Scholarship Committee members . The Committee will only review applicants after initial eligibility has been assessed by WMF .) * Assure that there is due consideration and a speedy response time to all scholarship applications. * Must be fluent in written English (or c an name local community member(s) to help them with English translations. * Good communication skills. * Passion, knowledge, and participation in the Wikimedia movement. * Discretion and ability to handle confidential applicant information, and objectively assess candidates. * Evaluation of eligible applicants and delivering ranked list of potential recipients to WMF (March '17) * Evaluate the scholarship process afterward and provide feedback * Prior attendance at previous Wikimania conferences and /or strong knowledge of the cross-project Wikimedia community are a plus! * Participation in periodic online meetings with committee and WMF staff (You will be working remotely using review system, email, skype, and IRC. ) Estimated amount of time: 30 hrs (mostly in March '17) If you're interested in serving please send email to eyo...@wikimedia.org The deadline to apply is December 8. Projected Timeline for Committee activity: Mid-December: Preparations and on-boarding of Scholarship committee Jan-mid-February: Promotion of program and submission of applications End Feb to mid-March: Review, Evaluation, and Selection of recipients. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions about the program or what is involved. Thanks, Ellie Ellie Young Events Manager Wikimedia Foundation <eyo...@wikimedia.org> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>