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AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program

AWS is teaming up with Intel and Udacity to award 2,000 students with scholarships in 2022. Learn valuable skills to open new career opportunities in the lucrative field of AI and ML. All applicants can access 20 hours of free training modules and tutorials on the basics of machine learning with AWS DeepRacer Student.

About the AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program

If you’re a high school or college student, over the age of 16, and interested in a career in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), this scholarship program is for you.

The Amazon Web Services Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Scholarship program aims to help students who are underrepresented and underserved in tech learn foundational machine learning concepts as they prepare for a career in one of today’s hottest and fastest-growing fields.

Today's challenge

Machine learning is poised to transform virtually every industry; however, there are currently not enough trained ML developers to meet this demand—and far fewer from backgrounds underrepresented in tech.

The World Economic Forum estimates that technological advances and automation will create 97 million new technology jobs by 2025, including in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

While job opportunities in technology are growing, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and people of color are far underrepresented in science and technology careers. For example, female workers make up only an estimated 26% of workers in data and AI roles according to The Future of Gender Parity report by the World Economic Forum.

Designed with students’ needs in mind:

  • Convenient: Courses are part-time and online so you can learn when and where it’s convenient for you

  • Flexible: Our flexible schedule means you can put in just a few hours a week and learn at your own pace

  • Inclusive: The scholarship is available to students globally, and aims to make the future tech workforce more diverse by removing financial barriers to AI/ML tech skill building

  • In-depth: Students can access dozens of hours of free training modules and tutorials on ML basics and its real-world applications

  • Cutting-edge: Students get the exciting opportunity to turn theory into action by training ML models to power a virtual race car using AWS DeepRacer Student League, a global autonomous racing competition exclusively for AWS AI & ML students

  • Mentor-supported: In addition to tutoring from Udacity program mentors and instructors, all 2,000 students in the AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program can join monthly “Ask Me Anything” seminars with top industry practitioners from Amazon and Intel. The top 500 participants can access 1:1 mentoring from advisors from Udacity, AWS, Intel, and other institutions through Udacity Connect.

Scholarship timeline

  1. April 11 - July 13, 2022

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship applications open on Udacity’s website (summer cohort).

  2. June 30, 2022

    Last day to complete prerequisites on the AWS DeepRacer Student website to earn summer cohort scholarship access on Udacity.

  3. July 14 - October 18, 2022

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship applications open on Udacity’s website (winter cohort).

  4. July 27, 2022

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship Nanodegree program 1 opens (summer cohort).

  5. September 30, 2022

    Last day to complete prerequisites on the AWS DeepRacer Student website to earn winter cohort scholarship access on Udacity.

  6. November 1, 2022

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship Nanodegree program 1 opens (winter cohort).

  7. March 28, 2023

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship Nanodegree program 2 opens.

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