Application rules and references (from OSgeo GSoC Admins)
Here  is a link to all common questions on GSoC, that cover the basics about the program and also specific questions on how to apply and what are the requirements for students and mentors.
OSGeo homepage on Melange shows the application template  that students shall use and will contain the direct link for application submission.
Our suggestions to students are summarized as follows:
- check the eligibility requirements first (see the link to common questions)
- get inspiration and info from the OSGeo Ideas wiki page 
- if you are new, introduce yourself to the developer team you wish to join
- register on Melange and submit the application, even as draft, not later than next week. You are able to edit it or withdraw it anytime during the application period.Interested students and mentors are welcome to ask for clarification on the soc list firstname.lastname@example.org or, if privacy is needed, to the admins directly..
 GSoC homepage https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014
 GSoC FAQ https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2014/help_page
 OSGeo application template for students https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/osgeo
 OSGeo Ideas http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2014_Ideas