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We believe that the careers of the future should be accessible to everyone.
We pledge to increase educational and professional opportunities for underrepresented communities, starting with the Black community.

Our Pledge to Give Real-world Skills Today

We will give 1,000 Nanodegree scholarships to Black learners to provide access to in-demand, practical skills that employers look for today.
Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to enroll in any Udacity program of their choosing; prerequisite tech skills are helpful but not required.
Our goal is to create a diverse pipeline of qualified candidates in high-demand fields such as Machine Learning, Programming, and Data Science.

How It works

By offering 1,000 Nanodegree scholarships, we want to close the skills gap for the Black community and increase diversity in tech companies by creating a pipeline of qualified candidates in desirable fields such as Machine Learning, Programming, and Data Science.

As part of our pledge, the top graduates will be eligible to participate in Udacity's 2021 internship program, currently under development. Students will also receive Udacity's career services support — interview guidance, career counseling — for one year.

Scholarship Timeline

Please note: applications for this scholarship program have closed. Please visit our scholarships page to view future opportunities.
  • Applications open: August 19, 2020
  • Applications close: September 24, 2020
  • Program begins: October 20, 2020
  • Graduation: March 31, 2021
Scholarship recipients will be notified shortly before the classroom opens. Top graduates from the program will be eligible to participate in our internship program in May 2021.

Who Can Apply?

Udacity is proud to be a committed partner in helping Americans from diverse backgrounds succeed in the digital economy. The eligibility requirements include:
  1. Must be able to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to complete the program
  2. Must be 18 years or older
  3. Must be a US resident
  4. Must have access to a laptop or desktop computer
  5. Must agree to participate in the student community

  • How does this scholarship program work?
  • Who is eligible to apply?
  • How many scholarships are available in the program?
  • When does the application process begin and close?
  • If selected, when does the program start?
  • What are the criteria for being selected as one of the 1,000 scholarship recipients?
  • Are there any costs associated with this scholarship program?
  • Are there any prerequisites associated with this scholarship program?
  • Are there specific class hours when I need to be online or can I go through the lessons and study whenever I want?
  • Where does the program take place?
  • Will I definitely get a job based on these scholarships?
  • Will there be a Certificate of completion provided?
  • What are the Terms and Conditions?
  • What if I have additional questions?
  • How is Udacity evaluating students for the internship program?