Apply for the SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship

Udacity has teamed up with SUSE — a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions — to help students everywhere get the in-demand skills they need to launch a successful career in cloud native application development. 

Cloud Native Architecture (CNA) is a form of tech stack that consists of microservices and cloud technology, and has been described as the future of application development today. 

The Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program — launching soon — will be our latest addition to the School of Cloud Computing, and the product of our partnership with SUSE. 

Along with collaborating to create the Cloud Native Foundations course — the first course of the soon to be released Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program — SUSE has also worked with us to provide 300 scholarships for the program.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Ramona Saintandre | Student Success

Ramona Saintandre is a trailblazer. She’s a proud 50-year-old mother of three kids and grandmother of eight who has worked in the tech industry for two decades.

She has been in the IT field for more than 20 years now, primarily in a support role ranging from helpdesk, operations, field service work, technology business sales, and server system administrator. However, her journey through tech has not always been smooth.

Udacity came into my life after I was laid off from a company that I worked at for 10 years, due to corporate restructuring. I found that the world of IT had changed a lot in those 10 years. Hiring companies were looking for more experience in scripting, coding, web page assistance. It was then that a friend of mine sent me a link for one of the scholarships offered by Udacity and I applied,” she said.

Watch her story here:

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Udacity & Blacks In Technology Announce Scholarship Program to Increase Representation in Tech

Despite making up 13% of the US population, Black people only make up 3% of employees at top Silicon Valley tech companies. These numbers are unacceptable and that is why Udacity is partnering with Blacks In Technology to initiate change and increase representation in the technology industry.

Together, with Blacks In Technology, Udacity is proud to offer 150 Free Tech Scholarships to the Black community.

“The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation’s goal and mission is to ‘“stomp the divide” between Black workers and the greater tech industry. The intent is to fundamentally influence and effect change at both an individual and systemic level. Blacks In Technology achieves this through training, education, networking, and mentorship programs with the support of allies, partners, sponsors, and member volunteers,” explains Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of Blacks In Technology.

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Udacity Scholarships: Transforming Students’ Lives in 2020

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the toughest in recent history. As countries worked to fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, global economies started to dwindle. This led to rampant unemployment and an immediate need for instant reskilling and upskilling.

But humans are resilient and many created opportunities during these tough times. Thousands of Udacity students from across the globe — like Clarisse from Brazil or Ijeoma Ndu from Nigeria or RahulRaj from India or Laura Truncellito from the United States – are  transforming their lives with Udacity scholarship programs this year.

Udacity announced various scholarship programs in 2020 — in collaboration with companies like Nutanix, AWS, Microsoft, Bertelsmann . The scholarships were focused on in-demand skills like hybrid cloud, machine learning, data science, and Artificial Intelligence

We’re proud to say that we helped more than 60,000 aspiring students globally through various scholarship programs this year. Out of these students, around 4,000 have been offered a full scholarship to our Nanodegree programs.

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How the Machine Learning Scholarship Program for Microsoft Azure Changed Students’ Lives (Part 1)

As a students-first organization, we strive to transform our learners’ lives every day. All of our Nanodegree programs and scholarships are guided by this one mission: To train the workforce in the careers of the future.

Our partnership with Microsoft aligned with this mission and we were thrilled to launch the Machine Learning Scholarship program for Microsoft Azure. Soon after we added the DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program and Developer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program

Little did we know that this partnership could positively impact the lives of so many students. We’re pleased to work with Microsoft on the Machine Learning Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program, and we’re also inspired by the students that have used this opportunity to gain new skills. 

To celebrate our learners, we selected a handful of empowering stories from students who participated in the first phase of the scholarship program. And as you read these testimonials, we hope that you’re inspired to further your education — regardless of the program.

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2020 Bertelsmann Technology Scholarship Program Applications Now Open!

Udacity is excited to announce that we are launching 15,000 scholarships in Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence with Bertelsmann for the second year! The scholarship program is part of a three-year commitment by Bertelsmann to fund 50,000 tech scholarships for students to learn with Udacity. 

With today’s changing landscape, the demand for skilled professionals in cloud technology, business analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning is growing rapidly across disciplines and industries. The goal of Bertelsmann Technology Scholarship Program is to empower individuals with the skill sets to jumpstart their careers in our increasingly digital world.

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Udacity’s Pledge to Equality Scholarship Program Launches to Drive Change in Tech

The year 2020 has been illuminating. Social unrest and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement shined a light on the inequity that minority communities face in their daily lives, or in getting access to jobs in industries like tech. 

Udacity wants to stamp out this inequity, and we believe that the path to better careers for underrepresented communities is paved with education. Our mission is to power careers — for everyone — through tech education. And, we pledge to increase educational and professional opportunities for underrepresented communities. 

With that said, we’re proud to announce that we’re accepting applications for our Pledge to Equality Scholarship Program

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