Wikimedia Canada Scholarship in Medicine

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Expired. Kept for historical purposes

Wikimedia Canada

Wikimedia Canada is offering a $1000 dollar scholarship to the Canadian post secondary student who makes the greatest improvement to a disease related article on Wikipedia.

Scholarship Background

Wikipedia, as most are aware, is the free online encyclopedia that covers nearly everything, almost anyone can edit, and nearly everybody reads. As of Aug 2011 it had over 3.7 million articles in the English language alone, of which approximately 23,000 pertained to the practice of medicine. These medical pages in a given month receive between 150 and 200 million page views and are being used extensively by medical professionals and the lay public alike.

While Wikipedia has significant quality information, further efforts are needed. Of the top 100 most viewed medical articles, only a quarter are deemed high quality. Thus those at WikiProject Medicine invite you to join us in our attempt to provide the people of the world with free access to reliable, understandable, and current health information and maybe win a scholarship while you are at it.

Application Dates

Applications will run from Sept 10th 2011 until Feb 28th 2012 with the winner being determined by Mar 31st, 2012.

Application and More Information

The online application, as well as more information, can be found at http://wikimedia.ca/wiki/Scholarship_application.