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AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program


AWS is teaming up with Udacity to award 2,500 students with scholarships in 2023. 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.

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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.

FREE Generative AI Course

Get free access to the new "Introducing Generative AI with AWS" course. This one-month long course offers an in-depth exploration of generative artificial intelligence (AI), emphasizing its foundational concepts and real-world applications. You'll gain an understanding of machine learning’s foundational concepts, generative AI, like Large Language Models (LLMs) and transformer-based architectures, and the ability to connect technical knowledge to responsible and inclusive AI applications within society.

Eligibility: Learners who complete the the Scholarship prerequisites and complete a Udacity application gain free access to the course.

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.

How does it work?

  1. Step 1

    Enroll in AWS DeepRacer Student

    Opt into the AI & ML Scholarship to begin the application prerequisites. Students can access 20 hours of AWS AI & ML content at launch, receive 10 hours of model training, and get 5 GB of storage per month to participate in the AWS DeepRacer Student League.

  2. Step 2

    AWS Generative AI Course

    The brand new course "The Generative AI with AWS" will be available for free to all learners who complete the Udacity application. This one-month long course will provide learners with the fundamentals of this exciting field. Learners will work on a real-world generative AI project reviewed by a technical mentor and will earn a certificate of completion.

  3. Step 3

    Scholarship recipients announced

    2,000 students will receive scholarships for the 3-month AI Programming with Python Nanodegree program. Attend virtual mentoring events with industry pros. Plus, learn foundational skills in a collaborative virtual environment with mentorship from Udacity and Amazon advisors.

  4. Step 4

    Additional Nanodegree program

    All graduates will be invited to take an assessment. The 500 students with the highest scores on the assessment will earn a second Udacity Nanodegree program scholarship to help further prepare them for a career in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Listen to the testimonials of our past graduates regarding their experiences in the program.

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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.

  • In-depth

    Students can access dozens of hours of free training modules and tutorials on business analytics, digital marketing, or front end web development and their real-world applications.

  • Inclusive

    The scholarship is available to Black learners without 4-year degrees across the United States.

  • 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

    Get personalized mentorship and career guidance from industry experts in machine learning. This provides insider knowledge about the latest innovations and trends in the field directly from ML leaders. Learners also receive career resources to help them stand out in the job market, including resume reviews, interview tips, and access to an inclusive job board only for scholarship recipients.

I was able to quickly become skilled at web development and data science by applying for Udacity's scholarships.As a result, I was able to build on my computational Physics, and land a job as a Research Associate where I'm able to contribute to various projects.


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Program Details

AI Programming with Python

Learn Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, PyTorch, and Linear Algebra—the foundations for building your own neural network.

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Scholarship Timeline

  1. February 1 - May 31, 2024

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship applications open on Udacity’s website.

  2. May 31, 2024

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

  3. June 14, 2024

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship recipients notified.

  4. June 19, 2024

    AWS AI & ML Scholarship Nanodegree program begins.

About AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

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