More than 500 Winners from 80 Countries Selected for the 2023 Shubhra Kar Linux Foundation Training Scholarship
The Linux Foundation | 10 July 2023
Scholarships Help Increase Diversity in the Open Source Community.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2023 -- More than 500 winners from 80 countries have received scholarships from the 2023 Shubhra Kar Linux Foundation’s LiFT Scholarship program. Scholarship winners are able to enroll in a Linux Foundation course and certification exam at no cost. Since 2010, more than 2,100 scholarships have been awarded.
This year, the Foundation received more than 2,600 applications across a dozen categories focused on a range of open source technologies as well as skill and experience levels. The average age of awardees is 27, ranging from a 13-year-old in the “Teens-in-Training” category to a 55-year-old in the most advanced professional category, “Linux Kernel Guru”. Top awardee countries are:
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
“In reviewing this year’s applications, two things really stood out,” said Clyde Seepersad, SVP and General Manager, Linux Foundation Training & Certification. “One, the incredible diversity of people using open source tech around the world, especially young people. And two, the vast number of professionals in businesses, NGOs and governments in developing parts of the world leveraging the open source community to create incredibly sophisticated, low-cost, technology solutions for real problems.”
The Foundation has featured some of the 2023 LiFT Scholarship recipients on their website: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/lift-scholarships.
The program honors the memory of long-time Linux Foundation CTO Shubhra Kar.
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