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As part of its 2020 training scholarship program, the Linux Foundation is awarding up to 500 training scholarships this year. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded 106 scholarships for training and certification, worth over $220,000. The program is aimed at increasing access to open source training, expand diversity in technology and create a clear pathway to the most in-demand and lucrative jobs in the IT industry.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Linux Foundation will award up to 500 scholarships this year, a massive expansion from the 106 total awarded since the program launched in 2011.

The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program to provide opportunities to up-and-coming developers and sysadmins who show promise for helping shape the future of Linux and open source software but do not otherwise have the ability to attend training courses.

The Linux Foundation is offering scholarships in 10 categories, including Open Source Newbies, Teens-in-Training, Women in Open Source, Software Developer Do-Gooder, SysAdmin Super Star, Blockchain Blockbuster, Cloud Captain, Linux Kernel Guru, Networking Notable and Web Development Wiz.

Applicants can be based anywhere in the world as long as they demonstrate a passion for these technologies and a proven interest in becoming an open source professional.

Applications are being accepted through April 30; scholarship recipients to receive a Linux Foundation training course and certification exam.

Click here to know more about the 2020 LiFT Scholarship Program.


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