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Wikicamp Nepal 2018/Scholarships


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Wikicamp Nepal 2018

Wikicamp Nepal 2018 (WCN) is a three day event for experienced and new Wikipedians of Nepal. The main objective of the event is to increase the Wikimedia offline activities in Nepal, develop skills of the new Wikipedians and bring together experienced and newbie Wikipedians. This brought together Wikipedians from Nepali, Maithili, Doteli, Newari (Nepal Bhasha), Bhojpuri, Sanskrit and Santali Community as well as 2 emerging Incubator communities - Awadhi and Marwari.
This is first event of its kind being held in Nepal and is intended to become an annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the country.

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Wikicamp Nepal 2018 (WCN 2018) is being held on 22nd, 23rd & 24th of November 2018 in Lahan, Province No.2, Nepal. WCN 2018 Scholarships Program is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of selected individuals' travel, event[1] registration fee and accommodation.

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Important dates

The anticipated timeline for the WCN 2018 Scholarship Program is as follows:

  • Scholarship applications open:15 August 2018
  • Deadline for applying for scholarships: 14 September 2018 23:59 UTC
  • Applicants are notified about final decisions: 5 October 2018
  • The final list of recipients will be announced: 17 October 2018

Scholarship Details

  • Round trip travel
  • Shared accommodation
  • Wiki Camp Nepal registration fee

We expect to support maximum 25-28 individual scholarship holders.

Eligibility to apply scholarship

Any active contributors of Wikimedia Projects (Wikipedia, Incubator projects, Wiki Commons etc) with at least 200 contribution (edits) is considered eligible to apply for a scholarship. Specifically, an active contributors of Nepali, Maithili, Nepal Bhasha (Newari), Doteli, Bhojpuri, Sanskrit, Awadhi (Incubator project) and Marwari (Incubator project) wikip(m)edians are encourage to apply for the full/partial scholarship.

Selection Process

Phase-1: Eligibility assessment

All application will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee to check whether the application is eligible to pass (1) or fail (0) in accordance to the Phase-1 selection criteria.

Phase-2: In-depth evaluation

All application that pass Phase-1 will be reviewed in more details by the Scholarship Committee, with a minimum of 2 reviewers per application. Each reviewer will independently examine and score each application against the Phase-2 selection criteria, to reach a final score for each application.

Phase-3: Final approval

Based on the Phase-2 reviews, there will be an average final score generated for each applicants. The Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship ensuring the gender and language diversity.

Female participation- To ensure the gender diversity, minimum 4 to 5 female applicants will be awarded by the scholarship.
Language Communities- To make sure the participation from diverse communities, The active contributors based on the community size- Nepali, Maithili, Nepal Bhasha (Newari), Doteli, Bhojpuri, Sanskrit, Awadhi (Incubator project) and Marwari (Incubator project) will be awarded by the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Phase 1- Eligibility assessment

Application will fail Phase-1, if any of the following failing criteria apply:

  • The application consist of topic or content which is off- topic or abusive.
  • The applicant has failed to answer the questions on the application form.
  • The candidate has been permanently blocked or globally banned in any wikimedia projects.
  • The candidate has failed to demonstrate the contribution towards the Wikimedia movement.

Phase 2- In-depth evaluation

Each member of Scholarship committee will grade the applicants on a scale of 0-10 based on value addition regarding Collaboration, Leadership, Impact, and Potential. These will cover many aspects of one's activity as seen below:

  • Contribution to Wikimedia projects.
  • Demonstrated collaborated activities online and offline on Wikimedia projects.
  • Role within most active Wikimedia community (editor, sysop, bureaucrat, etc.,)
  • Offline work related to Wikimedia projects, including contests, collaborations, etc.
  • Demonstration of blogs, reports, etc. that show valuable contribution back to the community.
  • Role in organizing WCN 2018 and participation in WCN 2018.

Scholarship Committee

Recipients

List of recipients (sorted in alphabetical order) approved to attend WCN2018 on scholarship.
We expect to support maximum 25-28 individual scholarship holders but lastly we have managed to support 35-37 individuals from our end.

S. No. Username Community City Travel via Attended?
1 Aasish Shah Maithili Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
2 Amrit Ghimire Ranjit English Wikipedia Pokhara Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro No (Absent)
3 Anisha Maharjan Nepal Bhasha Wikipedia Lalitpur Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
4 Anup Sadi - Dhaka - -
5 Bijay chaurasia Maithili Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
6 Biplab Anand Maithili Wikipedia Rajbiraj Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
7 bishaldev100 Nepali Wikipedia Lalitpur Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
8 BRPever Nepali Wikipedia Kathmandu Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
9 cherishsantosh - Bangalore AIGA rail.png Train -
10 Ganesh Paudel Nepali Wikipedia Itahari Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
11 Haribanshnp English Wikipedia Rajbiraj Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
12 Harry Paudyal Wikidata Kathmandu Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
13 Innocentbunny - Kolkata AIGA rail.png Train -
14 Janak Bhatta Doteli Wikipedia Lalitpur Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
15 KB Thakulla Doteli Wikipedia Mahendranagar Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
16 KCVelaga - Tenali Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight No (Absent)
17 Kiran Kumar Sah Maithili Wikipedia Rajbiraj Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
18 Komal Prasad Pokharel Nepali Wikipedia Surunga, Jhapa Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
19 Learnerktm Nepali Wikipedia Kathmandu Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
20 Nabin K. Sapkota Nepali Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
21 Nawaraj Ghimire Nepali Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
22 Neelatmg Nepali Wikipedia Dharan Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
23 Nilamkarn Maithili Wikipedia Rajbiraj Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
24 Nirajan pant Doteli Wikipedia Kathmandu Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
25 Nirjal stha Nepali Wikipedia Lalitpur Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
26 Nirmal Dulal Nepali Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
27 PANKAJ DEO Maithili Wikipedia Rajbiraj Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
28 Ram Prasad Joshee Nepali Wikipedia Haridwar Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
29 Ricky Partel Wikimedia Commons Kathmandu Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro No (Absent)
30 Satdeep Gill - Patiala Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
31 Shibu Murmu Santali Wikipedia Rajgadh, Jhapa Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
32 Sushma Sharma - Gurgaon AIGA rail.png Train -
33 Zeetendra Maithili Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
34 पर्वत सुबेदी Nepali Wikipedia Chitwan Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
35 श्रेष्ठ भूपेन्द्र Nepali Wikipedia Syangja Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
36 सरोज कुमार ढकाल Nepali Wikipedia Kathmandu Aircraft Airport ecomo.svg Flight -
37 सृजना Nepali Wikipedia Itahari Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -
38 हिमाल सुबेदी Nepali Wikipedia Bharatpur Aiga bus.svg Bus/Micro -

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