SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship Program What is the SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship Program? Udacity is collaborating with SUSE, a global leader in true open source solutions, to empower developers and operations specialists to meet today's high growth career challenges. We invite students 18 years of age or older who want to build new cloud native application development, deployment, and management skills to apply to the SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship Program. The applications for this scholarship will be accepted between April 6, 2021 and May 25, 2021. Once applications are closed, 15,000 applicants will be granted entry into the Foundations course to participate in the scholarship challenge. Over a two month period, Foundations participants will learn how to structure, package, and release an application to a Kubernetes cluster, while using an automated CI/CD pipeline. The foundations course is intended to help learners of all skill levels get started with cloud native application delivery. At the conclusion of the scholarship challenge period, 300 finalists will be selected to receive SUSE Cloud Native Foundation Scholarships. Scholarship winners will be awarded access to the full Nanodegree program, Cloud Native Application Architecture! How does this scholarship program work? The scholarship program is structured in two parts: Scholarship Challenge:15,000 SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship applicants will be selected to participate in a scholarship challenge. During the scholarship challenge, students work through the Cloud Native Foundations Course that comprises course text, content and quizzes (no projects) over a 2 month challenge period. Applicants should be prepared to invest about 3–5 hours per week during this period. Challenge participants will engage with classmates in a robust, actively managed, student community. At the completion of the Foundations course, learners will receive a certificate for having completed the foundational course. Finally, top performers will be eligible to receive a full scholarship for Udacity’s new Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program. Full Nanodegree program300 scholarship challenge participants will earn scholarships for the Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program, awarded in August 2021. Access to the Nanodegree program includes expert project reviews, mentorship and community support. Scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to engage with classmates in a robust, actively managed, student community. Students should be prepared to invest about 5–10 hours per week for approximately four months to complete the Nanodegree program. Do scholarship recipients have to pay anything to participate? No! The program is completely free to all scholarship recipients. What is the timeline for the program? Below is the timeline for the Scholarship Applications Open: April 6th, 2021 - May 25th, 2021 Foundations Course Winners Announced: June 3rd, 2021 Foundations Course: June 7th, 2021 - August 2nd, 2021 Nanodegree Scholarship Winners Announced: August 12th, 2021 Nanodegree Program: August 16th, 2021 - December 6th, 2021 What are the Terms & Conditions? The full Terms and Conditions are posted here.