As usual, I look at the application stats for phpMyAdmin just after student application period of Google Summer of Code is over.
First of all we got more proposals than in last years, this time there is way more students from India and discussions on mentors lists shows this is quite similar for other projects. Maybe it's just different timing which works better for students there, but there might be different reasons as well. There is also quite low number of spam or bogus proposals.
Same as in past years, people leave the submission to the last moment, even though we encourage them to submit early so that they can adjust the application based on our feedback.
Anyway we're just working on evaluation and will finalize it in upcoming days. Of course you will know the results from Google on April 21st.