Udacity and Google share a commitment to increasing learning opportunities for deserving students across the globe, and this mission has been the cornerstone of our partnership from the start. Most recently, together with Bertelsmann, we launched an ambitious scholarship initiative across Europe for aspiring Android developers. As a result, thousands of students earned the opportunity to master job-ready skills.
The results not only warmed our hearts, but inspired us to significantly expand our efforts.
We’re excited to announce the start of a new scholarship program designed to provide learning opportunities for recipients to make the world a better and safer place for everyone.
In the case of this very special scholarship, we also have the opportunity to honor the great work of our partner, Liam’s Life Foundation. Last week, three students started studying in the Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program. Each of them is receiving a full scholarship to the program, in honor of Liam Mikael Kowal, a 15-month old toddler who was struck and killed by a drunk driver in Southern California in September 2016. Though drunk driving is preventable, a person loses their life to a drunk driving accident every 53 minutes. This amounts to 28 people a day and nearly 10,000 people a year in the United States alone.
From our vantage point in the heart of Silicon Valley, we witness miracles of innovation every day. But as exciting as the tech space can be, it is also an arena that still struggles with very real issues of equality and diversity. We are also an international company, with students, instructors, and partners located all over the world. We are fortunate to be able to engage with people from other cultures and backgrounds on a daily basis, and we see the challenges that exist on the global stage as well.
One issue we are very focused on is increasing the number of women working in tech—we urgently need to have more women building new technologies.
To that end, Udacity is thrilled to launch the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship in partnership with Google. Women Techmakers, Google’s global program, provides visibility, community and resources for women in technology. This initiative will help women learn web and mobile development skills through enrollment in our Nanodegree programs. This scholarship is a powerful expression of Udacity and Google’s shared commitment to supporting the learning and careers goals of individuals across the globe, and we look forward to working with Women Techmakers to select candidates ready to take the next step in their careers.
Apply for the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship by June 9, 2017!
Udacity and Google continue to strengthen a joint commitment to providing new scholarship opportunities to deserving communities across the globe. Today we are very pleased to announce a brand-new initiative: 500 scholarships for aspiring Android Developers in Indonesia to take our Android Fast Track program!
We are very excited to announce 10,000 new Android developer scholarships, funded by Google! This new scholarship initiative is specifically for EU residents who want to become Android developers. 9000 of the available scholarships are earmarked for absolute beginners, and the additional 1000 will be offered to more experienced developers. So whether you’re eager to build your very first app, or ready to take Google’s Android exam to earn your Google certification, we’ve got an amazing new scholarship opportunity for ALL aspiring Android developers in the EU!
Today we are announcing the first Udacity Connect Campus launching in Saudi Arabia, with the long-term goal of helping talented learners across Saudi Arabia achieve their full potential in the technology sector. This new program is made possible through the remarkable partnership of the MiSK Foundation, and under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
It was just last week that we launched the Android Basics by Google Nanodegree program, and the response has been incredible.
As part of that launch with Google, we announced that the first 50 students to graduate from Android Basics would receive full scholarships to enroll in our career-track Android Developer program. Since that announcement, the leaderboard where we’re tracking student progress has been … electrifying!
Have you SEEN the leaderboard? It’s been a week, and we’ve already got students who’ve completed their studies and earned their scholarships. Wow!