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High Tech Transition Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship sponsored by GM is an opportunity for underrepresented groups in tech in the Detroit metro area to break into an industry that comprises some of the highest-growth, most in-demand careers. The skills gained in this program are in high demand at top companies across all industries, putting you in great position to land a lucrative role.

Connecting people to possibilities.

This program is focused on providing opportunities for members of communities that have been historically underrepresented in tech roles—100 scholarships will be available to women and people of color in the Detroit metro area.

Java has been one of the most popular programming languages in the world for over 20 years, and most Fortune 500 companies rely on it for their back-end architecture. In this program, you’ll build a portfolio that demonstrates real skills mastery in this subject, setting you up for infinite career advancement.
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Scholarship process

Submit your application between April 12, 2022 through June 13, 2022.

Select applicants will participate in an exclusive introductory program. You must complete the Challenge coursework and assessment requirements to be eligible for the Nanodegree program.

Those selected as one of 100 scholarship recipients will begin the Nanodegree program. During your learning journey, you will have the opportunity to participate in networking and mentoring sessions to learn industry best practices and more.

Students will graduate with a portfolio of real-world projects and receive an official certificate after completing the program.

Scholarship timeline

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    Applications Open

    April 12, 2022

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    Applications Close

    June 13, 2022

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    Challenge course starts

    April 12, 2022

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    Challenge course ends

    June 24, 2022

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    Nanodegree program starts

    July 7, 2022

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    Nanodegree program ends

    September 22, 2022

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Java Programming

Advance your career with Java techniques like syntax, conditional statements, functions, loops, and collections.

Projects include:

  • Designing and implementing a hotel reservation application that allows customers to find and book a hotel room.
  • Use concurrent programming techniques to enhance a legacy web crawler so that it can take advantage of multi-core architectures.
  • Refactor a program into a multi-module Maven project and write unit tests to verify that it actually does what it claims to do.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How can I benefit from this program?

    You will work on real-world projects with the most up-to-date content, co-created with top industry experts to build your portfolio. Throughout your journey, you will have access to a supportive online community, where you will get support from mentors and fellow learners, along with building a strong industry network.

  • How many spots will be available?

    There are 100 scholarships available. Winners will be announced on June 30, 2022 and will have full access to the Nanodegree program content on July 7, 2022. Scholarship recipients must begin and make progress in their course by July 28, 2022, or they will be removed from the program.

  • What does the learner journey look like as part of this program?

    Students will have access to the course material through their classroom and will have weekly virtual touchpoints with a Udacity Session Lead to check on their progress, work through case studies, and solve their technical blockers. In order to graduate, students must complete a set of projects within the specified timeframe.

  • What are Connect sessions?

    Connect sessions are mandatory weekly sessions with a Udacity Session Lead to track progress, work through technical blockers, and work on relevant case studies together. These sessions are a great opportunity to network, build connections, and stay on track to graduate on time.

  • What are the eligibility criteria to enroll?

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and be located in the Detroit metro area.

  • Are there any fees for enrollment?

    No, this is a free scholarship opportunity.

  • Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?

    There are no prerequisites for the program. However, applicants must have access to a computer with internet connection.

  • Is this program online, in-person, or combination of both?

    The program takes place 100% online.

  • How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my coursework, in order to finish on time?

    Between instructional content, quizzes, projects, and other course-related activity, we estimate that investing 10-15 hours/week of self-study (including attending weekly 1.5-2 hour virtual connect sessions) will enable Nanodegree program learners to proceed through the curriculum at a successful pace.

The future of tech is dependent on a major talent overhaul.

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