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Bertelsmann, Udacity team up to provide scholarships for 50000 participants in tech



Bertelsmann and Udacity team up to offer 50,000 participants scholarships in fields like data science and cybersecurity.

Together with Udacity, Bertelsmann is offering scholarships to students who want to learn the skills they need to start successful careers in front-end web development, cybersecurity, or data science programming.

More than 50,000 scholarships will be given out through the Tech & Data Scholarship Initiative to people from all over the world who are interested in advancing their understanding of cutting-edge technologies in the upcoming years.

About the Program

The technology industry currently offers some of the job opportunities with the fastest growth and highest demand. However, these opportunities have been hampered by inequality and exclusion, particularly for people who live in particular global communities and locations.

Bertelsmann and Udacity are collaborating to bring about change. This scholarship program aims to give students the opportunity to gain useful digital skills wherever they are in the world, irrespective of their socioeconomic or cultural background.

A secondary goal of this program is to prepare eager students for rewarding careers in technology.

Who is eligible

Anyone who is at least 18 years old, can read and write in English, and wants to learn job-ready skills in data science, cybersecurity, or front-end web development should apply for this scholarship program.

How the plan is laid out

The three available tracks for program applicants are Front End Web Developer, Introduction to Cybersecurity, and Programming for Data Science.

Phase 1: The first 17,000 applicants who are accepted into the program will take a challenging course in their chosen track to learn the foundations of their subject. Candidates must pass tests to demonstrate that they meet the prerequisites for the cybersecurity and front-end web development courses.

The data science programming track, however, has no prerequisites.

Phase 2: Scholarships for the Nanodegree program are awarded to the top 500 students in each difficult course. For more details, please visit the relevant program pages.

About Bertelsmann and Udacity

German private multinational conglomerate Bertelsmann is headquartered in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia. With operations in about 50 countries, the company is a global media, services, and education company. The business is an example of entrepreneurship and innovation.

It is one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world and is also involved in services and education. Carl Bertelsmann established Bertelsmann in 1835 as a publishing house.

Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky established Udacity, Inc. in 2011 as a for-profit educational institution that offers massive open online courses.