Ang sumusunod ay ang listahan ng "pangkaraniwang tinatanong" ukol sa Wikimedia Foundation Scholarship Program, na may sagot na para lamang sa Wikimania 2020.
Kung ang iyong katanungan ay hindi nasagot dito, maaring sumulat sa wikimania-scholarshipswikimedia.org o mag-iwan ng mensahe sa Talk:Scholarships.
Mga Pangunahing Katanungan
T: Ano ang iskolarship ng Wikimania?
S: Ang iskolarship ay isang grant na binibigay sa isang indibidwal pa makalahok siya sa Wikimania 2020 mula ika-5 hanggang ika-9 ng Agosto, 2020 sa Bangkok, Thailand. Ito ay makukuha galing sa Wikimedia Foundation gamit ang pondo para matustusan ang paninirahan, pagrehistro at sa (buong iskolarship) pamasahe.
T: Ang lahat ng iskolarship ay babayaran lamang ng Wikimedia Foundation?
S: Hindi, ang ilang organisasyon ng Wikimedia tulad ng chapters at thematic organizations ay namimigay at sumasagot din ng kanilang iskolarship – sumangguni sa #Wikimedia organization scholarships para alamin ang mga ito.
T: Sino ang maaring mag-apply sa iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation?
S: Kahit sino ay maaring magsumite ng aplikasyon. Ngunit ang iskolarship ay maaring ipamigay sa mga indibidwal na may natatanging katangian – sumangguni sa #Scholarship eligibility.
T: Sino sa mga interesadong tagagamit ang maaring magsumite ng aplikasyon para sa Wikimedia Foundation scholarship?
S: Sumangguni sa Scholarships#Apply.
Q: Kailan ang huling araw o oras para magsumite ng aplikasyon? Kailan malalathala ang resulta?
A: Sumangguni sa Scholarships#Important dates na nagbibigay patnubay buong timetable ng Programa para sa Iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation.
T: Maaring bang masumite ng aplikasyon ang mga tagagamit matapos ang huling araw ng pagsumite ng aplikasyon para sa iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation?
S: Hindi. Para masiguro na ang resulta ng huling desisyon ay malathala sa tamang oras, ang mga nahuling aplikasyon ay hindi tatanggapin. Inirerekomenda na ang aplikasyon ay masumite ilang araw bago ang huling araw para maiwas na hindi maabutan ito.
T: Paano malalaman ng aplikante ng iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation ang resulta ng kanilang aplikasyon?
S: Ang binigay na email address ang gagamitin para maipabatid ang sa aplikante kung ang kanilang aplikasyon ay naging mapalad o hindi. Ang lahat ng aplikante ay mabibigay-alam sa ano mang pagkakataon anuman ang naging resulta. Sumangguni sa Scholarships#Important dates para sa aasahang araw ng pagbatid ng resulta.
T: Sa anong basehan madedesisyonan ang makakakuha ng iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation?
S: Gamit ang paunang natukoy na selection process at selection criteria, ang piling tauhan ng Wikimedia Foundation at Scholarship Committee ang magsusuri ng lahat ng aplikasyon para sa iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation at itutukoy kung sinu-sino ang pinalad.
T: Paano malalaman ang pagtukoy ng Emerging/New at ang Established Communities?
S: Maaring sumangguni sa pahinang ito.
T: Ilang aplikasyon para sa iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation ang karaniwang sinusumite kada taon?
S: Ang bilang ng aplikasyon ay humigit kumulang na 500 hanggang 1000 kada taon.
T: Ilang Iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation ang maaring maipahahagi?
S: Walang permanenteng bilang ng iskolarship ang pinamamahagi; sa halip, merong nakatakdang halaga ng pondo ang maaring magagamit para mapamahagi; ang huling badyet ay malalaman sa unang quarter ng taon.
T: Saan magsusumite ang mga iskolar ng kanilang ulat matapos ng Wikimania?
S: Sa m:Grants:Wikimania scholars.
Mga uri ng iskolarship
T: Ano ang mga uri ng iskolarship ang maaring maipamahagi?
S: Merong dalawang uri ng iskolarship ang pinagkakaloob ng Wikimedia Foundation: Ang Buong iskolarship at Bahaging iskolarship. Sumangguni sa Scholarships#Scholarship details para sa detalyeng impormasyon. Ang ilang organisasyon ng Wikimedia ay maari ring mag-alok ng buo at bahaging iskolarship – sumangguni Wikimedia organization scholarships.
T: Meron bang partikular na bansa na iaalok ang iskolarship?
S: Ang iskolarship ng Wikimedia Foundation ay pinagkakaloob sa ano mang residente ng ano mang bansa. Ang iskolarship na inaalok ng ibang organisasyon ng Wikimedia ay tiyak sa kanilang mga bansa lamang – sumangguni sa Wikimedia organization scholarships.
Q: Who is eligible to receive a Wikimedia Foundation scholarship to attend Wikimania?
A: While anyone can apply for a scholarship to attend Wikimania, the most eligible candidates are active contributors to one or more Wikimedia projects, organizations, or initiatives who have a clear interest in Wikimania and the Wikimedia movement. The program supports volunteer participation, so individuals whose participation is tied to paid full-time work are not eligible for a scholarship e.g., full time employees or contractors of the Foundation or a Chapter are not eligible; people who are part-time may be eligible to move to Phase 2 if they meet other criteria. Furthermore, individuals who solely contribute to non-Wikimedia free content projects or movements are no longer encouraged to apply, as Wikimedia related activities are the main basis for evaluation.
Q: Are there any age restrictions?
A: No, anyone is welcome to apply. However, if a child applicant is offered a scholarship, the consent of their parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required before it is awarded. For this process, a child is defined as someone below the age of eighteen years when their application is submitted.
Q: Do applicants have to agree to any terms or conditions before submitting an application?
A: Yes, they are located on the bottom of the application form – all terms and conditions must be checked off before an application form can be submitted.
Q: Why do applicants have to agree to some terms and conditions before submitting their application?
A: To ensure that they understand what they will be expected to do and what they will be required to pay for if they receive a scholarship.
Q: Do applicants have to sign up to a privacy agreement before submitting an application?
A: Yes, this agreement is located on the bottom of the application form – all applications must indicate their consent to the agreement by entering their full name in the appropriate box. Applicants below the age of eighteen years (see above) must also have their legal parent or guardian enter their full name in a separate box.
Q: Why do applicants have to consent to a privacy agreement before submitting their application?
A: For legal reasons and to ensure applicants understand what will happen to the data they submit.
Q: If an applicant has received a scholarship to attend a previous Wikimania, are they eligible to receive one for the current Wikimania as well?
A: If a WMF scholarship recipient failed to complete a post-conference report in previous years they will be ineligible. Also, if an applicant received several consecutive WMF scholarships, other applicants with similar scores will be given preference over past recipients.
Q: If I can afford to travel to and attend Wikimania, should I apply?
A: Scholarship recipients are not selected based on financial need, as such factors cannot be assessed by WMF staff or the Scholarship Committee when reviewing applications. However, it is asked that applicants carefully consider their financial need against the needs of other applicants from all over the world. Many applicants do not have the financial means to attend Wikimania without this opportunity.
Writing a scholarship application
Q: Can multiple applicants submit one joint application?
A: No, every applicant must submit their own application to be considered.
Q: Do applications have to be submitted in English?
A: No, but it is strongly recommended that they are, as English is the only language that all members of the Scholarship Committee can understand. In the event that an application is submitted in a language other than English, translation attempts will be made, but this may require the use of computer translators which do not always provide accurate translations. Note that as part of the Phase 1 selection criteria, applicants must provide evidence of English language abilities that are at a level that would enable them to participate in Wikimania, which is primarily conducted in English, and submitting an application in English is an effective way of fulfilling this requirement.
Q: Are applicants expected to answer all the questions on the application form?
A: Yes, except when not applicable or relevant to the applicant. If an applicant fails to make a reasonable effort to answer the questions, their application will likely fail the Phase 1 selection criteria.
Q: Why does the application form ask for some personal information?
A: To assist in the distribution of scholarships and for the purposes of diversity monitoring. Note that recipients will be selected based only on factors described in the selection process.
Q: What Wikimedia project usernames should applicants list on their application form?
A: All usernames that have been used by the applicant for contributing to Wikimedia projects. If a username is shared with someone else, this should be noted on the application. Unused accounts need not be listed. In any case, there is no obligation for applicants to list all accounts they own or use for editing.
Q: Can applicants provide links to pages on other websites as evidence in their answers?
A: Yes, this is encouraged, especially for answering the enrichment related questions. However, links to on-wiki or off-wiki sites should be associated with clear descriptions of the applicant's involvement and contribution. Reviewers will consider all relevant information available to them when reviewing applications.
Q: How much are applicants expected to write when answering the questions?
A: Enough to give reviewers a clear picture of the applicant – guidance on what to write is provided with the Phase 2 selection criteria. The appropriate length for an answer varies from applicant-to-applicant depending on what they have to show. For most applicants, between three and five normal sized paragraphs per question answer will be sufficient. Reviewers do not expect to receive a dissertation, but overly short answers will usually fail to support the application clearly enough. Former scholarship recipients published their applications on metawiki, they can give you an impression on how your text should like.
Q: Can well known/established users skip the questions asking about their participation in Wikimedia projects?
A: No. Having more contributions should normally mean providing longer answers, not shorter answers or no answers at all. On grounds of fairness, all applicants are expected to make a reasonable effort to answer the questions as per the Phase 1 selection criteria.
Q: Can applicants edit their application after submission?
A: Unfortunately not. It is recommended that applicants draft their application carefully and ensure they say everything they need to say before submission. However, additional information can be submitted by applicants to wikimania-scholarshipswikimedia.org where a member of the Scholarship Committee or Wikimedia Foundation staff will note the new information on the user's application. Please do not submit an application twice; this creates a lot of additional work for reviewers.
Q: Is there anyone who helps me writing my application?
A: Unfortunately, the Scholarship Committee and the organizers cannot respond to all questions regarding individual applications. For general questions to the process however, you can reach out to the latter on wikimania-scholarshipswikimedia.org.
Q: I am about to complete my application, will I receive an acknowledgement or confirmation email?
A: Applicants should see an on-screen confirmation of their submitted application once they hit the last submit button. They may not receive any emails.
Scholarship value and reimbursement process
Q: What does a Wikimedia Foundation scholarship pay for?
A: A Wikimedia Foundation full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation travel agency, shared accommodation for up to 6 nights as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation, and the conference registration fee. Note that some meals during the conference are covered by the conference registration fee, such as lunches and receptions. A Wikimedia Foundation partial scholarship will only cover shared accommodation and the conference registration fee.
Q: What expenses are not covered by a Wikimedia Foundation scholarship?
A: Expenses that are not covered include any incidental costs (new passport, travel guides, plug adapters, clothes, etc.), local transportation during the conference (except airport transfers), costs related to being accompanied by families and friends, and all expenses associated with any vacation taken outside of the conference dates. Please note that during the conference, some meals are provided. The Wikimedia Foundation will not normally cover the cost of obtaining a visa (see Travel) or reimburse the cost of meals outside of the conference venue – exceptions may be made upon request.
Q: How will the Wikimedia Foundation pay for the expenses of scholarship recipients? Send them the money? Reimburse them?
A: The Wikimedia Foundation will pay directly for conference registration fees, travel, and shared accommodation. For the booking of transport, applicants are required to use a travel booking service contracted by the Wikimedia Foundation. For transportation to and from the airport (in both their home country and conference venue), WMF will reimburse scholarship recipients if requested.
Q: Can Wikimedia Foundation scholarship recipients book their own travel arrangements and ask for reimbursement?
A: No, as a condition of submitting an application, all applicants must agree to use the travel booking service provided by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Q: When should I register for Wikimania?
A: People who receive a scholarship will be provided a special code to register for the conference. All final decisions for the Wikimedia Foundation scholarships should be announced by May (see Important dates; the page will be updated in the event of a delay). It is not recommended that applicants register until they have received a final decision on their application.
Q: Will the Wikimedia Foundation provide visa assistance?
A: An invitation letter for all scholarship recipients requiring a visa to attend the conference will be provided (see Travel). We expect each recipient to contact their consulate or embassy on their own or through a visa service and pay any fees. If paying the visa fee is a hardship, the Foundation will cover this expense.
Wikimedia organization scholarships
Q: What other Wikimedia organizations are providing scholarships for attending Wikimania?
A: This list of organizations offering scholarships is an ongoing process. See Wikimedia organizations scholarships for the full list.
Q: Do applicants interested in both a Wikimedia Foundation scholarship and another Wikimedia organization scholarship need to apply twice?
A: It varies. Some Wikimedia organizations will be using the applications for Wikimedia Foundation scholarships to select their recipients; in these cases, additional applications directly to the Wikimedia organization will not be necessary. However, other Wikimedia organizations require separate applications. See Scholarships#Wikimedia organizations scholarships for more information.
Q: If a Wikimedia organization requires separate applications, when is the deadline to apply?
A: That depends on the Wikimedia organization in question – see Scholarships Wikimedia organizations scholarships.
Q: Who is eligible for a Wikimedia organization scholarship?
A: Most Wikimedia organizations will only provide scholarships to individuals who are relevant to them, such as those who have contributed to Wikimedia projects in languages of interest to that organization, or who live in the country where the organization is based. See Scholarships Wikimedia organizations scholarships for more detail.
Q: How do Wikimedia organizations decide who receives their scholarships?
A: Final decisions on successful applications are usually made by the organization themselves. If an organization is using applications for Wikimedia Foundation scholarships (see above), they may take the reviews completed by WMF staff and the Scholarship Committee as a starting point. The organizations which do not use these applications will carry out their own review and selection process independently of both the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Q: How do these other Wikimedia organization scholarships differ from Wikimedia Foundation scholarships?
A: They usually cover the same or similar expenses, but it varies by organization – see Scholarships Wikimedia organizations scholarships.
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