MarsOne, a Netherlands non-profit, is seeking the first human colonists on Mars by the year 2023. In fact, they'll start taking applications this July. From the press release:
Previous training in space travel is not required, nor is a science degree of any sort, but applicants do need to be at least 18 years of age and willing to leave Earth forever.
MarsOne wants to turn the colonization of Mars into a global reality Television phenomena. You can't make this shit up.
Apparently, further details about the application process will be unveiled Monday at a news conference in New York. MarsOne plans to officially launch its astronaut application program with user submitted videos. Check the article from the LA Times here.