The 2014 Linux Training Scholarships Program is now open for application processing.
The Linux Foundation, the non-profit consortium, made the announcement last week. The scholarship program is an opportunity for developers, IT professionals and students to make a career in Linux based platforms. Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer said, “The Linux Foundation’s mission is to advance Linux, and one of the ways we can do that is by preparing the next-generation of Linux developers and SysAdmins,”
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This scholarship program shall be given to five individuals who have the prior knowledge and interest in Linux and open source software. As it is a need based scholarship program, the foundation shall provide one scholarship in each category. The categories are Whiz Kids, Women in Linux, Sys Admin Superstars, Developer Do-Gooders, and Linux Kernel Gurus.
The scholarship application shall be reviewed by a panel authorized by the Linux Foundation and the decisions will be made public at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe.
The scholarship package includes the registration fee for one course. There won’t be any funding opportunity for travel, internet connection fees and other incidentals. The classes that are eligible for the scholarship program include Embedded Linux Development, Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded, Developing Device Drivers, Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging, Developing Applications for Linux, Linux System Administration, Linux Network Management, Linux Performance Tuning, OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment, and Linux KVM Virtualization
The deadline for submission of application is September 2, 2014. Candidates desirous of this scholarship program can directly apply here.
This program instituted by the Linux Foundation, is very wide-ranging, considering the kind of Linux courses it includes in the module which are distribution-flexible, direct from the source, technically advanced and customizable. It intends to cater the growing need for Linux professionals in the job market. The Linux Jobs Report 2014, testifies that there is an unfailingly exceeding demand for hiring ‘Linux’ talent.
The report indicates that in the next six months, nine out ten recruiters intend to hire Linux professionals.
It is also self-explanatory when 200,000 students got enrolled in the first free intro to Linux Massive Open Online Course from edX collaborating with the Linux Foundations. In order to feed the demands posed by the industry, the Linux Foundation continuously revamps its course structure and always adds up new features into its module.