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Access Bank Udacity Advance Africa Scholarship Program (Cohort 2) 2021 for Young Africans

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Ifeoma Chime


Udacity and Access Bank are awarding 1000 Access Bank Udacity Advance Africa Scholarships in 2021 to empower people in Africa to advance their careers with in-demand skills. Apply now!

Application Deadline:

29th December 2021

About the Access Bank Udacity Advance Africa Scholarship Program:

Udacity is collaborating with Access Bank, a multinational commercial bank, to empower people in Africa who are interested in learning tech-forward skills to kick-start careers in the banking industry in 2021.

We are proud to provide hands-on learning opportunities in fields such as Business Analytics, Programming, Data Science, Product Management and Digital Marketing. Scholarship recipients will complete a portfolio of real-world projects that demonstrate mastery of highly sought-after tech skills.

Access Bank’s Corporate Philosophy:

Our vision
To be the world’s most respected African Bank.

Our mission
Setting standards for sustainable business practices that deliver superior value to our customers and provide innovative solutions for the markets and communities we serve.

Our core values

  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Empowered employees
  • Passion for customers
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation

Our solution

Udacity and Access Bank are committed to closing the divide between the number of tech jobs available and the number of Africans working in tech by providing opportunities to those who would not otherwise have them. That starts with ensuring a robust pipeline of trained, talented tech professionals. Together, we are offering:

  • 1,000 Nanodegree program scholarships for Africans to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills.
  • Engagement with classmates in a robust, actively managed, student community.
  • Subject matter experts and on-demand tutors.

The scholarship will create upskilling opportunities for individuals and give them the skills needed in the digital world. In fact, the tech industry comprises some of the highest growth, most in-demand careers today.

Eligible Field(s):

Take a look at some of our Nanodegree Programs, designed to be the fastest, most flexible way to get employable, practitioner-level skills.

  • Business Analytics
  • Intro to Programming
  • Programming for Data Science with Python
  • Product Manager
  • Digital Marketing

Type of Award: Training

Eligibility:

Anyone 20 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.

What are the prerequisites?

Business Analytics:
This is an introductory program and has no prerequisites. In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using a computer and being able to download and install applications.

Introduction to Programming:
In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using the web, being able to perform a search on Google, and (most importantly) the determination to keep pushing forward.

Programming for Data Science with Python:
There are no prerequisites for this program, aside from basic computer skills. You should feel comfortable performing basic operations on your computer (e.g., opening files, folders, and applications, copying and pasting).

Product Manager:
No prior experience with Product Management is required. You will need to be comfortable with basic computer skills, such as managing files, using third-party online programs, and navigating the Internet through an online browser. You will also need access to a video camera on a computer.

Digital Marketing:
Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating online.

Eligible Countries:

African countries

Number of Awards:

1000

Value of Access Bank Udacity Advance Africa Scholarship Program:

  • Nanodegree program scholarships for Africans to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills.
  • Engagement with classmates in a robust, actively managed, student community.
  • Subject matter experts and on-demand tutors.

Timeline of Award:

Cohort 2 applications for the Advance Africa Scholarship Program are open!

  • Applications Accepted: December 1, 2021 – December 29, 2021
  • Challenge Winners Announced: January 7, 2022
  • Challenge Course: January 11, 2022 – February 16, 2022
  • Scholarship Winners Announced: February 25, 2022
  • Scholarship: March 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022

How to Apply for the Access Bank Udacity Advance Africa Scholarship Program:

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

Visit Access Bank Udacity Advance Africa Scholarship Program Webpage for Details

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the “Access Bank Scholarship Program”? Access Bank and Udacity will provide 1,000 Nanodegree program scholarships for people in Africa to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills. The scholarship will create upskilling opportunities for scholarship recipients and give them the skills needed by many tech companies today.
  • 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.
  • How does this scholarship program work?
    • Phase 1: Challenge Course

      10,000 Access Bank Scholarship applicants in the form of 4 rolling cohorts, will be selected to participate in a Challenge Course, with the first cohort beginning in September 2021. Each cohort will consist of 2,500 participants. 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) for Business Analytics, Intro to Programming, Programming for Data Science with Python, Product Management, or Digital Marketing over the course of 5 weeks. 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: Nanodegree program

      1,000 students in the form of 4 rolling cohorts will be awarded a scholarship to Business Analytics, Intro to Programming, Programming for Data Science with Python, Product Management or Digital Marketing. Each cohort will consist of 250 full scholarships, and the first cohort of winners will begin in October 2021. Access to these Nanodegree programs includes expert project reviews provided by human project reviewers. Applicants should be prepared to invest about 5–10 hours per week for 2 months.

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