Ready to get the latest tech skills to advance your career? then you should apply for the Nokia + The Blacks in Technology Foundation Scholarship.
Nokia, Udacity, and The Blacks in Technology Foundation (BIT) are partnering to provide 302 free scholarships to black people. This is a great job opportunity for the black race.
This scholarship will encourage diversity in the tech industry, ensuring that more people of color undergo intensive training to become talented tech professionals.
Scholarship recipients will undergo training on Java Programming, data structures and algorithms, AI Programming with Python, Cloud DevOps,
Applicants for this scholarship must be 18 years old, and it’s open for all races. The application ends in September.
Submit your application between August 16 and September 27, 2021.
Note; it is a 100% online program, this makes it easy for students to work from anywhere in the world as long as there has a working internet connection.
- Fill your application form and submit it online.
- If you’re pre-selected, you will take part in an exclusive 2-month introductory program (the challenge course).
- if selected as the top 302 scholarship recipients, you can now start the 5-month nanodegree program.
- upon graduation, you will receive an official certificate.
Requirements for choosing a track.
Applicants are advised to choose one of their preferred tracks when applying for Nokia + The Blacks in Technology Foundation Scholarship. many applications will cause disqualification. requirements for each track are;
- 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 and 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 know about Intermediate Python Programming and Basic Algebra.
- Intermediate Python
You should be able to:
- Understand the basics of object-oriented programming.
- Read basic Python syntax, including using white space in Python.
- Use Python to build basic algorithms for simple programs and scripts that automate common tasks.
- Distinguish between object types like integers and strings in scripts.
- Write and run basic programming scripts in a terminal that include function definitions and loops.
once classes begin, participants can study at their own pace, as long as they complete the course within the predefined time. They must be ready to invest 5-10 hours per week and get through the content before the end of the course. No payment is required as the program will be completely free to all scholarship recipients.
Udacity’s tech skills-focused Nanodegree programs offer the fastest, most effective way to gain job-ready expertise. This scholarship program will close the divide between available jobs in the tech industry and the number of black people working in tech.
Nokia creates technology that helps bring the world together. Nokia creates value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. there are leading in innovation and technology across mobile, fixed, and cloud networks.
About The Blacks In Technology Foundation
The Blacks In Technology Foundation is a global platform for Black people and 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
- 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.
- Can I apply to more than one track? Applicants must choose their one preferred track and can only apply once. Make sure to select the one you are most interested in but also fully qualified for.
- When will the results be announced? When do classes start? Applications Accepted: August 16, 2021 – September 27, 2021 Scholarship Challenge Announced: October 7, 2021 Scholarship Challenge: October 11, 2021 – December 11, 2021, Scholarship Winners Announced: December 21, 2021 Scholarship: January 10, 2022 – June 10, 2022
- What are the criteria for being selected as one of the Scholarship winners? Eligibility requirements include:
- 100% Completion of the Challenge Course
- Top score among the group in the final assessment
- Current location in the U.S. preferred
- All Challenge Course participants will receive an email notifying them of the selection decision.
- Do scholarship recipients have to pay anything to participate? No! The program is completely free to all scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients only need to provide their internet connection.
- Are there specific class hours when students need to be online or can they go through the lessons and study whenever they want? After class starts, participants can study on their schedule as long as they complete the course in the predefined time. That is to say, they will have complete access to the course directly in their classroom 24 hours a day. We understand that students have different schedules and will work on their courses at different times and on different days. What’s important is that students make constant progress each week and get through all the content before the end of the course.