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Udacity & AWS Scholarship for Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree Program Is Back

Last year, we launched a scholarship program—in partnership with AWS— to create a skilled machine learning workforce globally. Good news! We are bringing this scholarship back with the Udacity & AWS Machine Learning Scholarship.

Machine learning is expected to transform virtually every industry. According to LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report 2020, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the top jobs with 74% annual growth. But only a fraction of developers have the necessary training and expertise. 

This scholarship program helps build machine learning capabilities and prepares the learners for the jobs of the future in this field. 

Get Ready for the Future of Work with Udacity AWS Machine Learning Scholarship Program

According to Indeed.com, a machine learning engineer can earn an average annual salary of $149,697 in the United States. Some of the top companies hiring machine learning engineers include eBay, Wish, Tapjoy, Nextdoor and Twitter and the average salary for these companies ranges from $204,763 – $335,019.

Our new scholarship program provides the skills you need to be ready for your job as a machine learning engineer on day one. The scholarship program is for all developers interested in expanding their AWS machine learning skills and expertise. 

Applicants 18 years of age or older can enroll beginning today, May 26, 2021 by completing this form on the Scholarship page.

With this scholarship, every applicant will have an opportunity to take the foundational course titled AWS Machine Learning Foundations Course. The top 425 performers from this course will get a scholarship to  Udacity’s AWS Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program.

Phase 1: FREE AWS Machine Learning Foundations Course

Learners can learn at their own pace starting from June 28, 2021 and will have until October 11, 2021 to complete the Free foundations course. The course will help learners develop best practices of object-oriented programming, AWS AI Services, AWS DeepLens, AWS DeepRacer, and AWS DeepComposer.

At the completion of the free introductory course, learners will receive a certificate for completing the foundations course. 

Finally, learners will receive instructions to take an online assessment quiz that will be used to select the top scorers who will receive a full scholarship for Udacity’s popular AWS Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program. 

Phase 2: Full Scholarship for a Udacity Nanodegree program 

The 425 top scorers from the online assessment quiz from the foundations course will earn a scholarship to the AWS Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program. 

This program will offer world-class curriculum, a groundbreaking classroom experience, industry-leading instructors, thorough project reviews, and a full suite of career services.

What Do You Get With Udacity AWS Machine Learning Scholarship Program?

The Nanodegree program has been developed in collaboration with AWS and allows learners to learn advanced machine learning techniques and algorithms — including how to package and deploy models to a production environment. 

Developers will also gain new and creative experiences that introduce them to important machine learning concepts — deep-learning, reinforcement learning, etc — to expand their skills. 

Additionally, Udacity and AWS will give developers a chance to advance their capabilities with hands-on and engaging machine learning techniques with devices, competitions, and educational offerings. 

It’s a learning program unlike any other. You’ll take part in hands on, cutting-edge machine learning projects that stretch your creativity:

–       Learn how to use the AWS DeepComposer keyboard to create a melody that will transform into a completely original song in seconds, all powered by AI

–       See how to use AWS DeepRacer, a cloud-based 3D racing simulator that lets you drive a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car through reinforcement learning

You will also get:

  • Start with the free foundations course —  AWS Machine Learning Foundations Course 
  • The first 150 to successfully complete this course will get a Free AWS DeepLens device. 
  • The first 2,500 students who enroll in the AWS Machine Learning Foundations free course will receive $35 AWS credits. These credits can be used during the duration of the free course.
  • Join our community! You also get a chance to join the global AWS Machine Learning Community on Slack. This group of AWS DeepRacer enthusiasts was established to share ideas, questions, and help to expand your collective knowledge through active community collaboration, and special events and sessions. 

How to Enroll?

Enrollment in the AWS Machine Learning Scholarship Program is officially open! Simply complete the form on the Scholarship page and follow the steps to start the AWS Machine Learning Foundations course. 

Complete the AWS Machine Learning Foundations course and become eligible for the next phase of the scholarship program. The Nanodegree program scholarship phase will begin on October 25. So go ahead and enroll now for the scholarship program here.

Enroll Now

Ritika Pradhan
Ritika Pradhan
Ritika is the Brand Communications Manager at Udacity and is passionate about bringing inspirational student stories to light. When not talking to the amazing Udacity students, she can be found reading an article or watching a video on the internet.