Online learning platform Udacity announces its new scholarship program for web development and programming. Udacity has collaborated with financial service and products provider Citi to offer this new scholarship program.
According to the company, it plans to offer scholarships to 100 students to help increase education and professional opportunities in technology careers, especially in the underprivileged section of society.
The scholarship will allow selected candidates to explore future career prospects in the fastest-growing technology industry. Learners of the scholarship program will be taught the critical skills required for programming and full-stack web development to help them become industry-ready. The new scholarship program intends to primarily help Black and Latinx individuals flourish and advance in the technology industry.
Selected learners will get the opportunity to attend the program at their own pace by devoting 5-10 hours per week according to likings. Additionally, after completing the program, learners will get a chance to apply for co-op roles within Institutional Client Group (ICG) Tech at Citi.
The enrollment process has already begun and will close on 21st February 2022. Udacity will shortlist 1000 applicants who have to undergo a seven-week introductory course. Out of the 1000 applicants, 100 will be selected for the Nanodegree program.
Apart from training, the seven-month nanodegree program will also allow learners to participate in networking and mentoring sessions with Citi employees and learn the working of the industry from Citi engineers. Post completion, learners will get a chance to apply for an interview with Citi for a fully paid 6-month co-op experience working on real development projects. Interested candidates can submit their applications from the official website of Udacity.