The Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship provides funding annually for a woman of any assigned sex who contributes to WordPress to attend WordCamp US, a flagship event for the WordPress community.
The WordPress project, whose mission is to democratize publishing, has at its core open source ideals that stress the need for many volunteers from diverse backgrounds to lend their expertise. STEM is a field where women are often under-represented and this is a way to recognize that we all play a part in making the project available for everyone.
- It will be a scholarship for a woman-identifying contributor with financial need who has never attended WordCamp US before.
- It will be limited to WordCamp US rather than available for any WordCamp.
- Scholarship recipients will be announced annually, provided we were able to select someone.
- It will cover the cost of the event ticket, round-trip flight, and lodging during the event.
- We will award one scholarship per year, provided a selection is possible.
- It will be funded by the WordPress Foundation.
- It will be awarded by the global community team to the recipient 3 months in advance of the event.
- 2022: Margherita Pelonara, Simona Simionato, Pooja Derashri
- 2019: Carol Gann
- 2018: Nidhi Jain
- 2017: Bianca Welds
- 2016: Elizabeth Shilling
- 2015: Anyssa Ferreira