Everipedia International Women in Media Scholarship (Nominate Your Choice!)

International Women in Media Scholarship

Program(s) Offered: Media
Program Level: Awareness, Recognition
Provider: Everipedia
Country to Study in: Online (Worldwide)

Scholarship Description
All too often, women have to work extra hard to gain the same respect / status as a man in a similar position, especially those in foreign countries. To this end, we at Everipedia have created a list of female reporters and journalists that we believe deserve recognition for their work.

The International Women in Media Scholarship aims to bring awareness and recognition to women working tirelessly across the globe in search of the truth. The International Women in Media Scholarship will be awarded yearly.

Everipedia is a crowd-sourced internet encyclopedia and knowledge base. Unlike Wikipedia, Everipedia allows users to create pages about any people, organizations, objects and ideas that can be accurately cited. Contributors to the site get "IQ" points and celebrities can have Verified Accounts and add to their own pages or topics of expertise.

Diverse Women Professionals
Requirements (for you to nominate someone):
  • Must be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in a college / university.
  • Must be fluent in English. Submissions with poor grammar will not be considered.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
All high schools and colleges/universities

Fields of study
Limited to female reporters and journalists

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
This is ONETIME annual financial award

Scholarship benefits
The value of the award is $1000 award

Method of Application
To nominate somebody, follow these Instructions:
  1. Register for an account on Everipedia (free - personal info needed at time of reward disbursement).
  2. Go to the following link: List of Female Journalists, Pundits, and Reporters. 
  3. Select the journalist that you are most interested in that does not have a page already (the text will be black instead of blue).
  4. Copy and paste that name into the search bar to create the page.
  5. Once you are on the edit screen, you should get a tour popup.
  6. Finish creating the page.
  7. Go to the contact page: https://www.everipedia.com/contact/
  8. In the subject line, enter 2017 International Women in Media Scholarship.
  9. For the main body, enter your name, your Everipedia username, and the link to the page you created
  10. Select Other as the category
  11. Enter your email, then your full name
  12. Click send!
It is important to maintain these Page Quality Guidelines:
  • Needs to have a main image.
  • Written in the English language.
  • At least 6 infobox items. Some easy ones are gender, occupation, employer, location, occupation, nationality, and education.
  • At least 6 image gallery photos.
  • At least 8 external links. Easy ones include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VK, YouTube, their official profile, or their homepage.
  • 500 word minimum in the body text.
  • Include citations ( such as [2] ).
  • Include at least 8 links to other Everipedia pages (blue links).
  • Needs to have page headers like Career, Education, and Personal.
  • Here are some example pages: Meghan Kluth, Elizabeth "Liz" Plank, Barbara Cordoba.
  • Feel free to go above the minimum guidelines, or even create multiple pages! The better the quality of your page(s), the higher the chance you will be selected as the award recipient.
  • If you see another journalist or presenter that does not have a Wikipedia or an Everipedia page, you can create the page and submit it for consideration!
The scholarship deadline is July 1

The result will be announced on the official scholarship webpage.

Please submit all questions to scholarships@everipedia.com.

Everipedia was founded by Sam Kazemian and Theodor Forselius in 2014. Its name is a combination of the words "everything" and "encyclopedia" - also it sounds like "Wikipedia" which is Everipedia's main inspiration. Everipedia is based out of the Hilgard Apartments in Los Angeles, California. Its cofounders were influenced by Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham's request for startups that can provide meaningful alternatives to Wikipedia.  Graham wrote, "Deletionists rule Wikipedia. Ironically, they're constrained by print-era thinking. What harm does it do if an online reference has a long tail of articles that are only interesting to a few people, so long as everyone can still find whatever they're looking for? There is room to do to Wikipedia what Wikipedia did to Britannica."

Application Deadline: 1 July 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Social Sciences for International Students

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