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FREE Udacity Scholarships

Nokia, The Blacks in Technology Foundation, and Udacity are partnering to provide 302 free scholarships to help increase educational and professional opportunities in technology for the
Black community.

Be part of the much-needed change.

Black people are dramatically underrepresented in the tech industry, which comprises some of the highest growth, most in-demand careers. Black people make up only 3% of employees in the top 75 Silicon Valley tech companies, according to a report from USAToday.

Nokia, The Blacks In Technology Foundation, and Udacity are committed to closing the divide between the numbers of tech jobs available and the number of Black people working in tech. That starts with ensuring a robust pipeline of trained, talented Black tech professionals.

Udacity’s tech skills-focused Nanodegree programs offer you the fastest, most effective way to gain job-ready expertise to change your career and change the way the workplaces of the future look.
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Fast and flexible
5–10 hours per week at your own pace
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24/7 mentor services
Learning support from Udacity's mentors
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How it works

5-WEEK APPLICATION PERIOD
Submit your application between August 16 and September 27, 2021.

2-MONTH CHALLENGE COURSE
If you're pre-selected, you will participate in an exclusive introductory program.

5-MONTH NANODEGREE PROGRAM
If you're selected as one of 302 scholarship recipients, you will begin your program.

GRADUATION
After completing your Nanodegree program, you will receive an official certificate.

Apply before September 27!

Applications closed
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About Nokia

Nokia creates technology that helps the world act together.

As a trusted partner for critical networks, they are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. They create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, they help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

Learn more about Nokia.
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About The Blacks In Technology Foundation

Blacks In Technology is a global platform for Black people in technology, and The Blacks In Technology Foundation is the largest community of Black people in the technology industry.

Through community-focused activities, events and outreach, BIT is "Stomping the Divide" by establishing standards for world class technical excellence. BIT serves members through community, media and mentorship, providing resources and guidance and challenging members to establish new standards of innovation.

Learn more about Blacks In Technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Nokia + Blacks in Technology Scholarship Program?
  • Who can apply?
  • What are the prerequisites?
  • What is the program language?
  • Where does the program take place?
  • How does this scholarship program work?
  • Can I apply to more than one track?
  • When will the results be announced? When do classes start?
  • Are there specific class hours when students need to be online or can they go through the lessons and study whenever they want?
  • What are the technical requirements for participating in this program?
  • What are the criteria for being selected as one of the Scholarship winners?
  • What are the Terms & Conditions?
  • Do scholarship recipients have to pay anything to participate?
  • Who will manage communication with the participants and support them during the scholarship program?
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