Udacity is offering scholarships for the black community to serve technology enthusiasts from the underrepresented community. In collaboration with Nokia and The Black in Technology Foundation, Udacity will offer 302 free scholarships to aspirants. The idea behind the scholarship is to empower learners from the black community to increase opportunity in the technology landscape.
With this scholarship, aspirants will get an opportunity to learn skills like Python, data structures and algorithms, Java, Cloud DevOps, and more. The last day to apply for the scholarship is on 27 September 2021.
The scholarship is divided into two phases — the challenge course and the Nanodegree program. While the first phase will start on 11 October, the announcement of the scholarship recipients for the full Nanodegree program will be announced on 21 December. And phase 2 will start on 10 January 2022.
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On selection, you will have to participate in the 2-month challenge course; a total of 3020 applications will be approved for the challenge course.
Based on the performance of learners in the challenge course, Udacity will select 302 learners for the scholarship, which would be a 5-month Nanodegree program. On completion of the scholarship, you will receive a certificate.
Although the scholarship is open worldwide, Udacity would prefer students from the US. However, this does not mean that your application will not be accepted if your current location is not in the US.