Bertelsmann and Udacity are partnering to launch the Next Generation Tech Booster Scholarship Program to award learners with 50000 scholarships. The scholarship aims to provide learners across the globe with the opportunity to gain job-ready digital skills in Data Science, Cybersecurity, or Web Development.
Bertelsmann, a global leader in media, education, and services, wants to empower people worldwide to be successful in the tech and data sectors. This program will be beneficial for individuals who may not have access to such skill-building opportunities. This program tragets to set up eager learners for exciting, high-paying careers in tech.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be 18 years or older and have English comprehension. Applicants who apply to the program will select 1 of 3 tracks: Front End Web Developer, Programming for Data Science, and Introduction to Cybersecurity.
Next Generation Tech Booster applications open on Udacity’s website on October 13, 2022 and the last date to submit the application is November 28, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their admission to the program on December 9, 2022.
For the Phase 1, 17,000 applicants accepted will enroll in a challenge course for their selected track, where they will study the foundational elements of their chosen topic. The cybersecurity and front-end web development tracks have prerequisites on which applicants will be tested to qualify. The data science programming track needs no prerequisites. Phase 1 Challenge starts on December 15, 2022 and ends on February 13, 2023.
For Phase 2, the 500 top-performing students from the respective challenge courses will receive a Nanodegree program scholarship. Individual programs include Front End Web Developer, Programming for Data Science with Python, and Introduction to Cybersecurity. Phase 2 Nanodegree program starts on March 16, 2023 and ends on July 13, 2023.