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302 NOKIA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TECHNOLOGY SHORT COURSES AT UDACITY

Updated: Sep 12

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.


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.


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.


Take a look at one of the Nanodegree Programs you can choose from: https://www.udacity.com/courses/all


How does this scholarship program work?

Phase 1: 3,020 scholarship applicants will be selected to participate in a Challenge Course in one of the Nanodegree tracks, beginning in September 2021. During this first phase of the scholarship, students work through one of the five initial Challenge Courses that comprise of course text, content and quizzes (no projects) over the course of 2 months. Learners should be prepared to invest about 3–5 hours per week during this period. Challenge course recipients participating in this initial phase of the program will also engage with classmates in a robust, actively managed, student community. Phase 2: 302 students will be awarded a scholarship to either the AI programming with Python, Intermediate Python, Java Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, and Cloud DevOps Engineer Nanodegree program. Access to these Nanodegree programs includes expert project reviews and real human project reviewers. These full Nanodegree program scholarships will be awarded in January 2022. Applicants should be prepared to invest about 5–10 hours per week for approximately 5 months.

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. 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.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • What is the Nokia + Blacks in Technology Scholarship Program? The Blacks in Technology Foundation, Nokia & Udacity are partnering to provide 302 Free Scholarships to help increase educational and professional opportunities for the Black community. We want to help close the skills gap for the Black community and increase diversity in tech roles by creating a pipeline of qualified candidates in desirable fields such as Cloud DevOps Engineer, AI Programming with Python, Java Programming , Data Structures and Algorithms, Intermediate Python.


  • Who can apply? Anyone 18 years of age and above is encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients should be prepared to invest about 5–10 hours per week during the Nanodegree programs. Scholarships are open to applicants based anywhere in the world.


  • What are the prerequisites?


AI Programming with Python Formal prerequisites include basic knowledge of algebra and basic programming in any language. You will also need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English. Java Programming No prior Java experience is required, but you should be familiar with basic programming concepts like variables, loops, conditionals and methods. You should be comfortable running applications on Windows, MacOS or Linux. Data Structures and Algorithms To optimize your chances of success in the Data Structures and Algorithms Nanodegree program, you should have the following knowledge:

  • Intermediate Python programming

  • Basic algebra.


Intermediate Python A well prepared student can:

  • Understand the basics of object-oriented programming.

  • Read basic Python syntax, including using white space in Python.

  • Distinguish between object types like integers and strings in scripts.

  • Use Python to build basic algorithms for simple programs (i.e. a one dimensional game like rock, paper, scissors) and scripts that automate common tasks (i.e. renaming files).

  • Write and run basic programming scripts in a terminal that include function definitions and loops.


Cloud DevOps Engineer To optimize your success in this program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help you prepare for the curriculum. To enroll, you should have experience in the following:

  • Basic knowledge of Linux Command Lines

  • Basic understanding of any programming language



  • What is the program language? English is the language for the Challenge Courses and all Udacity Nanodegree programs. The scholarship student community will also be managed in English.

  • Where does the program take place? The program takes place 100% online. Students can work from wherever they want to, as long as they have a working internet connection.


COURSES

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • AI for Business Leaders

  • AI for Healthcare

  • AI Product Manager

  • AI Programming with Python

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial Intelligence for Trading

  • Computer Vision

  • Deep Learning

  • Deep Reinforcement Learning

  • Intel® Edge AI for IoT Developers

  • Intro to Machine Learning with PyTorch

  • Intro to Machine Learning with TensorFlow

  • Machine Learning DevOps Engineer

  • Machine Learning Engineer

  • Machine Learning Engineer for Microsoft Azure

  • Natural Language Processing


  • AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

  • C++

  • Flying Car and Autonomous Flight Engineer

  • Intro to Self-Driving Cars

  • Machine Learning Engineer

  • Robotics Software Engineer

  • Self-Driving Car Engineer

  • Sensor Fusion Engineer


  • BUSINESS

  • Activation and Retention Strategy

  • Agile Software Development

  • AI for Business Leaders

  • Business Analytics

  • Cloud Computing for Business Leaders

  • Data Product Manager

  • Data Science for Business Leaders

  • Digital Marketing

  • Growth Product Manager

  • Marketing Analytics

  • Monetization Strategy

  • Predictive Analytics For Business

  • Product Manager

  • SQL

  • UX Designer


  • CLOUD COMPUTING

  • AWS Cloud Architect

  • Cloud Computing for Business Leaders

  • Cloud Developer

  • Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure

  • Cloud DevOps Engineer

  • Cloud DevOps using Microsoft Azure

  • Cloud Native Application Architecture

  • Hybrid Cloud Engineer


  • CYBERSECURITY

  • Ethical Hacker

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Security Analyst

  • Security Engineer


  • DATA SCIENCE

  • Business Analytics

  • Data Analysis and Visualization with Power BI

  • Data Analyst

  • Data Architect

  • Data Engineer

  • Data Product Manager

  • Data Science for Business Leaders

  • Data Scientist

  • Data Streaming

  • Data Visualization

  • Monetization Strategy

  • Predictive Analytics For Business

  • Programming for Data Science with Python

  • Programming for Data Science with R

  • SQL


  • PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

  • Activation and Retention Strategy

  • Agile Software Development

  • AI Product Manager

  • Data Product Manager

  • Monetization Strategy

  • Product Manager

  • UX Designer


  • PROGRAMMING & DEVELOPMENT

  • Agile Software Development

  • Android Basics

  • Android Kotlin Developer

  • Blockchain Developer

  • C++

  • Cloud Developer

  • Cloud DevOps Engineer

  • Data Engineer

  • Data Structures and Algorithms

  • Front End Web Developer

  • Full Stack JavaScript Developer

  • Full Stack Web Developer

  • Intermediate JavaScript

  • Intermediate Python

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Introduction to Programming

  • iOS Developer

  • Java Developer

  • Java Programming

  • React

  • RPA Developer with UiPath

  • Security Analyst

  • Security Engineer


  • CAREER

  • Applying to Jobs

  • Interviewing

APPLY: https://www.udacity.com/scholarships/nokia-bit-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR3lZi29CC0KanTDbjdGVcI1DDdlr3b0JFkum8tXKT-sNP954QzI8MVm7Ns


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