Amazon Web Services (AWS), online learning platform Udacity, and Intel have collaborated to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) Scholarship program.
Under this program, 2000 students will receive scholarships from the companies to help them acquire the required skills to kick start their careers in the AI and ML industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world.
The Amazon Web Services Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Scholarship program seeks to aid students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds in technology to learn foundational machine learning concepts.
The program has been divided into three phases in which the first phase requires students to enroll in AWS DeepRacer Student, where learners get 20 hours of AWS AI & ML content at launch, 10 hours of model training, and 5 GB of storage per month to compete in the AWS DeepRacer Student League.
In the second phase of the program, Udacity will award 2000 selected students with scholarships for the Udacity AI Programming with Python Nanodegree program. The third phase would require selected students from both winter and summer cohorts to appear for an assessment.
The qualifying 500 students will then receive a second Udacity Nanodegree Program Scholarship to help further prepare them for a career in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The scholarships are equally divided for both Summer and Winter Cohort.
Udacity has started accepting applications for the Summer Cohort, and the last date of submission is on 13th July 2022.
However, the deadline to complete prerequisites on the AWS DeepRacer Student website to earn Summer cohort scholarship access on Udacity is 30th June 2022. Any individual above the age of 16 coming from an underrepresented section can readily apply for this program.
Interested students can start the application process on Udacity’s website.