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Linux Foundation Training Scholarship Programme for Students in ICT 2016

Brief description: The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program is providing opportunities to up-and-coming developers and sysadmins who show promise for helping shape the future of Linux and open source software but do not otherwise have the ability to attend training courses.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm Pacific time on 30th June, 2016

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All countries

To be taken at (country): Online

About the Award: The Linux Foundation is committed to bringing more local and international talent into the open source community, which involves reaching people who have traditionally been underrepresented in open source. Our goal is to increase access to Linux and open source training, expand diversity in technology and create a clear pathway to the most in-demand and lucrative jobs in the IT industry.

Offered Since: 2010

Type: ICT Scholarship

Eligibility: Candidates can be based anywhere in the world as long as they demonstrate a passion for these technologies and a proven interest in becoming an open source professional.

Eligible Fields: The Linux Foundation is offering two scholarships in each of the following seven fields:

  • Linux Newbies: ONLY OPEN TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED LFS101x – INTRO TO LINUX THROUGH EDX: Individuals who are new to Linux but have learned the basics by completing the Intro to Linux online course are invited to apply. Recipients in this category will be awarded a scholarship specifically for the next course in this career-focused series – LFS201 – Essentials of System Administration as well as the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.
  • Teens-in-Training: Students 13 – 18 years of age who have already started using Linux and/or open source software and want to get a head start on a career in the field.
  • Academic Aces: 2016 high school or college grads already familiar with Linux and/or open source software but who want to prepare for their career with extra training. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Women in Open Source: We invite women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunity for themselves or other women in the Linux and open source community to submit applications in this category.
  • SysAdmin Super Stars: These applicants should have already begun using Linux or open source software in their workplace but want to take their work to the next level with additional training.
  • Developer Do-Gooder: We invite developers who are using Linux and open source software to advance their communities to submit applications, so they might expand that good work while enhancing their skills.
  • Linux Kernel Guru: This category will recognize an individual who has already worked with the Linux kernel community and who can become a more valuable contributor.

Number of Awardees: Fourteen (14). Two for each field

Value of Scholarship: The Linux Foundation Training Scholarships will cover the expenses for one class to be chosen by each recipient from the Scholarship Track choices, representing thousands of dollars in value (travel expenses for in-person classes are not included). Winners in all categories may also elect to take a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator or Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exam at no cost following the completion of their training course. Scholarships are supported by Linux Foundation members who place a high value on helping to train the developers and IT professionals of the future.

Duration of Scholarship: Varying

How to Apply: Visit Scholarship Webpage to apply

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Linux Foundation

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