Scholarships to attend Wikimania available, apply by Feb 16

Sarah Stierch writes:

Great news! I just learned that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2012 are now open!

Wikimania 2012, Washington, D.C., USA
July 12-15, 2012

Scholarship applications are due Feb 16, 2012.

I’m hoping we have a record breaking Wikimania this year – especially in regards to women who attend! So for everyone who says “I can’t afford it,” please consider applying for a scholarship. It helped me attend Haifa, and it was a life changing experience that was well worth the travel – you’ll have a blast!

Apply here.

Please forward this link to anyone you believe may have interest! I hope that people will inspire one another to apply for applications, as sometimes it takes a nudge to feel confident enough to proceed with applying. (I needed a nudge last year, thanks Lori!)

This will not only be a great chance to meet your fellow Wikimedians, but its also a great chance to learn about projects, share your own work, visit Washington, D.C. and also get to know other people interested in the closure of the gender gap – as I have a feeling it’ll be a hot topic this year. And of course to geek the heck out about Wikistuff and all things open source.

I hope to see you in Washington!