Our Linux training scholarships have become highly competitive over the last few years with more than 1,000 people applying for just five scholarships annually. With the increasing use of Linux resulting in even more demand for Linux talent, this year we expanded our program to award 14 scholarship recipients. We also added two new categories to be inclusive of all age groups and skill levels: Teens-in-Training and Linux Newbies.
Since introducing Linux training courses more than five years ago and our Linux certification program last August, we’ve learned through our partners like Dice, our advisors and members and Linux professionals the world over that IT pro’s equipped with Linux skills can bank on a lucrative career. Linux has become the entry point for anyone seeking a technology career because it dominates most of today’s IT infrastructure, from cloud computing to virtualization, web, embedded and much more.
We hope our Linux training scholarships and Linux Foundation Certifications can increase access to learning opportunities and provide ways for professionals to showcase their knowledge and stand apart from their peers.
Details on this year’s categories are below. With more spaces available this year for scholarships, don’t hesitate to apply. Get your application in by this Friday!Apply here.
Linux Newbies (NEW): 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.
Teens-in-Training (NEW): Students under the age of 18 who have already started using Linux and want to get a head start on a career in the field.
Whiz Kids: 2015 high school or college grads already familiar with Linux but who want to prepare for their career with extra training. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
Women in Linux: We invite women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunity for themselves or other women in Linux to submit applications in this category.
SysAdmin Super Stars: These applicants should have already begun using Linux 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 for good to submit applications, so they might expand that good work while enhancing their Linux skills.
Linux Kernel Guru: This category will recognize an individual who has already contributed to the Linux kernel community and who has promise of becoming a Linux kernel developer or maintainer.