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Microsoft Cloud & Data Scholarship

Join us in creating a pipeline of Microsoft-skilled talent.

Career goals, within reach.

Udacity and Microsoft have teamed up to offer 310 fully-funded scholarships to achieve two big goals. First, we want to increase the number of professionals with Microsoft Azure AI engineering skills and prepare them to pass the Microsoft Certification. More importantly, we hope to expand diversity of individuals with Microsoft skills, particularly women and people identifying as Black or Hispanic. We have two separate tracks for this program—a foundational program for beginners and a more advanced practitioner program—so learners at all levels are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Process

Submit your application between March 15, 2022 through April 18, 2022.

Those selected as one of 310 scholarship recipients will begin their chosen 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.

Upon successful completion, Microsoft is offering graduates of both tracks certification codes so that they can sign up for their respective certifications ($165 value) at no cost. Build an impressive resume and portfolio with the certification and real-world projects from the program.

Program Schedule

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    Application Start Date:

    March 15, 2022

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    Application End Date:

    April 18, 2022

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    Learner Start Date:

    April 26, 2022

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    Learner End Date:

    July 26, 2022

Foundational Track: Data Analysis and Visualization using Microsoft Power BI

An opportunity to break into the tech-industry and meet the growing demand for data analysis and visualization professionals by gaining the Power BI skills that top companies want. Women and individuals who identify as Black or Hispanic are encouraged to apply.

Projects for this track include:
  • Create an efficient data model for a small brewing company that will help them better understand what products are popular and profitable.
  • Design a detailed Power BI report with many data visuals that tell the story of how two products at a startup compare to each other.
  • Use population statistics from the US Census Bureau to determine whether there is a correlation between sales and income for a national clothing chain.

Graduates have the opportunity to take the related Microsoft Certification exam at no cost, earning a certification that shows they are keeping up with today's technical requirements.

Practitioner Track: AI Engineer using Microsoft Azure

Your chance to level up your employable digital skills—advance your career with Microsoft Azure.

Projects for this track include:
  • Building an automated passenger boarding kiosk to collect passenger and flight info through face recognition, digital ID, boarding pass, etc.
  • Create a customer support chatbot for a dentist website using the Azure platform, a Node.js bot application, LUIS model, and QnA knowledge base.
  • Build a knowledge-mining solution to help employees of a company gain insights into training materials made available by their company.

Graduates have the opportunity to take the related Microsoft Certification exam at no cost, earning a certification that shows they are keeping up with today's technical requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How can I benefit from this program?
  • How many spots will be available?
  • What does the learner journey look like as part of this program?
  • What support is offered to me as a student?
  • What are the eligibility criteria to enroll?
  • Are there any fees for enrollment?
  • Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?
  • Is this program online, in-person, or combination of both?
  • How many hours a week should I expect to spend on my coursework, in order to finish on time?

Start building your future in tech today.

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