How does this scholarship program work?
The scholarship program begins with the application. All students interested in the scholarship opportunity should submit a completed application before the application deadline. All applicants will then be notified of the admissions decision via email, regardless of whether they are accepted into the program. Accepted students will receive instructions via email about how they can enroll in the initial scholarship fundamentals course.
Phase 1: Scholarship Fundamentals Course
In the first phase of the Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Scholarship Program, students will receive rigorous training, typically requiring a few hours of work per week for 2-3 months. Students in the fundamentals course will be trained on job relevant skills in Hybrid Cloud foundation, receive a robust community experience supported by Udacity mentors and a dedicated Community Manager, and have a chance to qualify for a full Nanodegree program scholarship. At the end of the fundamentals course, Udacity in collaboration with Nutanix will select 500 students to be awarded a full scholarship to a Udacity Nanodegree program. Selections will be made based on successful completion of lessons and quizzes in Phase 1 and student participation and support of classmates in the student community.
Phase 2: Full Scholarship for a Udacity Nanodegree program
500 students in the program will earn a scholarship to a new Nanodegree program being developed with Nutanix. Nanodegree programs typically require several hours of work per week for the duration of the Nanodegree program. This program will offer world-class curriculum, a groundbreaking classroom experience, industry-leading instructors, thorough project reviews, and a full suite of career services.
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone 18 years of age and older is encouraged to apply. You must complete the application in full to be considered. Udacity employees and individuals that reside in countries subject to U.S. trade restrictions are ineligible to apply.
Scholarship recipients should be prepared to invest about 3-5 hours per week during the Fundamentals Course, which should run ~2 months, and about 5–10 hours per week during the Nanodegree program, which should run for 3 months.
Please note, there are recommended prerequisites for the Fundamentals course. The course is intended for students who have comfortability with command line on Linux or Windows, and some experience working with VMs and/or AWS/GCP cloud.
Where does the program take place?
The program takes place 100% online. You can work from wherever you want to, as long as you have a working internet connection.
When will applications open and close?
The online application window will be open from March 31 2020 through April 2020. As we approach the end of the application window, we will communicate the official start date for Phase 1 of the scholarship program (the fundamentals course course). Keep an eye on your email and this webpage for those updates.
How many spots will be available?
Upon completion of the fundamentals course, Udacity and Nutanix will provide 500 Udacity scholarships.
How is Phase 1 of this scholarship different from Udacity's single course offerings?
Udacity's single courses consist of lessons, videos, and quizzes. But they do not provide comprehensive staff support available to answer technical questions, review student projects, and provide guidance and help. Scholarship students in Phase 1 of this program will receive technical guidance from community mentors and will participate in an actively managed scholarship student community where they can engage with and receive support from their fellow classmates.
Which Nanodegree program is included in Phase 2?
After the fundamentals course, full Nanodegree program scholarships will be awarded to students based on the progress in Phase 1 and their contributions to the Udacity community. The scholarships awarded will be for a brand-new Nanodegree program that Udacity and Nutanix are currently developing together.
How will the full Nanodegree program scholarships be earned?
After the initial 2-month Phase 1 of the program ends, follow-up scholarships will be provided for a Udacity Nanodegree program in a related field. Students will be evaluated based on successful completion of lessons and quizzes in Phase 1 in addition to their active participation and support of classmates in the student community.
How many hours per week should I expect to spend on my coursework in order to succeed in this program?
Between instructional content, quizzes, and other course-related activity, we estimate that investing 10 hours/week will enable you to proceed through the program at a successful pace, finishing before your 2-month scholarship ends in Phase 1. If you are awarded a follow-up Nanodegree program scholarship, you will have 3 months to complete the Nanodegree program.
What will I learn?
In the initial scholarship fundamentals course, you will learn to navigate/implement hybrid cloud migrations and maintenance, especially with Nutanix solutions. The subsequent Nanodegree program will introduce you to the broader cloud infrastructure. You will learn to design a hybrid application deployment, create functioning web application using CALM, and design a hybrid cloud solution.
How will it help me?
As increasing services move to cloud functionality, the need for cloud infrastructure expertise increases. In fact, nearly 90% of companies rely on cloud computing. With the cloud industry rapidly growing, the demand and supply of various cloud options will proliferate, necessiating enterprises to be able to support multi-cloud, multi-platform adoption. As companies further hybridize their IT/cloud solutions, Nutanix provides them with the tooling to support multi-cloud, multi-platform adoption.
Are there specific class hours when I need to be online or can I go through the lessons and study whenever I want?
You can study on your own schedule so long as you complete the course within 2 months. That is to say, you’ll have complete access to the course directly in your classroom 24 hours a day. We understand that students have different schedules and will work on their course at different times and on different days. What’s important is that students make consistent progress each and every week and get through all the content before the end of the 2-month period.
Will I definitely get a job based on these scholarships?
These scholarships do not guarantee you a job. But Udacity students often do get jobs after graduating from programs like these. Check out some student stories
What are the Terms and Conditions?
You can find more details on the Terms and Conditions here
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What if I have additional questions?
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Will there be a Certificate of completion provided?
There will be a generic (no student name displayed) certificate of completion provided at the end of the Fundamentals course.