[talk-ph] Fwd: [OSM-talk] Scholarship program to State of the Map 2011

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 05:18:09 BST 2011


The old nominees for the past SOTM scholarships are: Maning, Eugene and Murlwe

Maning and Eugene are interested to try their luck again this time.
Murlwe declined due to personal commitments.  If there are others
interested to participate as an OSM-PH representative for this
scholarship,  please tell us, as we prepare the nominations letter.
Of course you can nominate yourself and send them directly to the
scholarship organizers.

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andre,
> I agree that it's a bit tight. But I asked my officemate who went to
> the US last year and he said that he had a rush US visa application
> since he has a conference to attend in connection with his MBA. He got
> his appointment schedule in 2 weeks and the processing took 1 week.
> So maybe it's possible. :-)
> Eugene
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Andre Marcelo-Tanner
> <andre at enthropia.com> wrote:
>> Wow, when are they gonna decide
>> does anyone already have a US visa?
>> <3 months to get a visa isnt the best timetable :)
>> On 3:59 AM, maning sambale wrote:
>>> Hoping we can finally send a Filipino rep.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Coast, Hurricane<hurricane.coast at mapquest.com>
>>> Date: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:35 AM
>>> Subject: [OSM-talk] Scholarship program to State of the Map 2011
>>> To: "talk at openstreetmap.org"<talk at openstreetmap.org>
>>> The State of the Map Committee is excited to announce a program to
>>> cover full travel and accommodations costs for mappers to attend State
>>> of the Map 2011 in Denver, Colorado (United States). We’re seeking
>>> nominations from the community for potential mappers.
>>> We are seeking people from places where costs would prohibit
>>> attendance, developing countries, and places that are “interesting”
>>> geopolitically. The ideal candidates for funding are from countries
>>> with a small OSM community, perhaps just a few mappers in total. They
>>> have made a significant start at mapping their city, either through
>>> imagery or with their own GPS, and are directly familiar with the
>>> process of OSM. They may have started communicating among themselves,
>>> and made plans and scoped out the process for their local district.
>>> But, the community is nowhere near critical mass, and they need the
>>> inspiration and support to take OSM to the next level.
>>> We need to act fast! State of the Map is just over 3 and a half months
>>> away, tickets and visas need to be arranged. In order to allow enough
>>> time for all the arrangements, the nomination period will be short,
>>> and ending at Sunday, June 25th. The number of scholarships rewarded
>>> will be based on the success of fund-raising. From the nominations
>>> received, we’ll review and invite scholars in late June.
>>> Please send your nominations to scholarship at stateofthemap.org. For
>>> each nomination, include the mappers name, OSM user name, email
>>> address, location, and a paragraph or two on why they’d be great to
>>> have at SOTM. Self nominations are accepted.
>>> Please forward this message to other relevant local OSM and mapping
>>> lists and social media!
>>> As for regions, here are a few regions that seem to fit the bill, but
>>> nominations are not limited to these places at all.
>>> Eastern and Southern Europe: Belarus, Kosovo, Bulgaria
>>> Arab States: Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan
>>> Asia: Nepal, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia
>>> Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala
>>> Africa: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Swaziland
>>> Sponsor-a-Mapper
>>> In previous years there has been a scholarship program to help mappers
>>> who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend get to State of the Map. This
>>> year we are announces an “Sponsor-A-Mapper” program. There are plenty
>>> of deserving individuals from all of the world that can’t afford to
>>> attend SotM. To help them be able to come join the community in person
>>> in Denver why don’t you consider paying to cover a portion of the cost
>>> of their ticket?
>>> We are attempting to raise an average of $2,500 USD per mapper in
>>> order to be sure to cover their costs. This will vary slightly by
>>> transportation costs depending from where the select scholarships are
>>> traveling.
>>> The more money we raise the more mappers we can sponsor!
>>> To Sponsor-a-Mapper please email scholarship at stateofthemap.org
>>> Thank you!
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