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Next Generation Tech Booster


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Bertelsmann and Udacity are partnering to award learners with scholarships. Learn valuable skills to open new career opportunities in the lucrative fields of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, or project management.

About the Next Generation Tech Booster

If you’re 18 years or older, have English comprehension, and are looking to develop job-ready skills in project management, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity, this scholarship program is for you.

As a global leader in media, education, and services, Bertelsmann wants to empower people around the world to be successful in the tech and data sectors, especially those individuals who historically may not have access to such skill-building opportunities. This program aims to set up eager learners for exciting, high-paying careers in tech.

Please note: if you are a Bertelsmann employee, please apply to the Bertelsmann Employee Scholarship linked here.

Today's challenge

The tech industry offers some of the fastest-growing and most in-demand employment opportunities today. But these opportunities have been unequal and exclusionary—particularly to people living in certain global regions and communities.

Bertelsmann and Udacity are teaming up to create change. This scholarship program aims to give learners around the world the opportunity to develop lucrative digital skills regardless of cultural background or social status. Apply to the Next Generation Tech Booster today and gain applicable skills to start a new career in tech and help break open the industry for the advancement of talent everywhere.

How does it work?

  1. Step 1

    Select a Track

    Learners who apply to the program will select 1 of 3 tracks: Agile Software Development, AI Programming with Python, and Enterprise Security.

  2. Step 2

    Challenge Course

    17,000 applicants accepted into the program will enroll in a challenge course for their selected track, where they will learn the foundational elements of their chosen topic. The artificial intelligence and cybersecurity tracks have technical assessments on which applicants will be tested in order to qualify. The project management track has no technical assessment prior to the Challenge Course.

Success starts with Udacity’s unique learning experience

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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 a few hours in the challenge phase, and 8-10 hours in the Nanodegree phase per week.

  • In-depth

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

  • Inclusive

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

  • Cutting-edge

    Students get the exciting opportunity to learn competencies in the most in-demand and fastest-growing fields in tech.

  • Mentor-supported

    All students can leverage guidance from experts and curriculum developers through monthly ask me anything (AMAs). Participants can access 1:1 mentoring from these advisors.

Udacity played a pivotal role in helping me achieve my career transition goals.The platform addressed my challenges of inadequate education and practical knowledge by offering a structured learning path, hands-on projects, expert mentorship, and relevant industry-focused curriculum. Through Udacity, I was able to gain the skills and confidence needed to enter the tech industry successfully.


Bertelsmann Scholarship Graduate

Program Details

Agile Software Developer

Learn best practices for using an Agile framework to build better products faster and more efficiently.

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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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Enterprise Security

The Enterprise Security Nanodegree program imparts foundational skills in security engineering for corporate environments. Covering network and data security, endpoint protection, and application security, you will learn to design robust defenses, manage data integrity, and comply with privacy regulations, which will enhance the security posture of any enterprise.

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Scholarship Timeline

  1. Monday, October 23, 2023

    Next Generation Tech Booster applications open on Udacity’s website

  2. Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Last day to submit applications to earn scholarship access on Udacity

  3. Monday, December 11, 2023

    Scholarship recipients notified of their admission to the program

  4. Friday, December 15, 2023

    Phase 1 Challenge start date

  5. Thursday, February 15, 2024

    Phase 1 Challenge end date

  6. Friday, March 8, 2024

    Phase 2 Nanodegree start date

  7. Monday, July 15, 2024

    Phase 2 Nanodegree end date

About Bertelsmann

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. The company stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

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