Linux Foundation almost tripling the number of scholarships this year

The Linux Foundation announced its 2015 Linux Training Scholarship Program is open for submissions. This foundation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development.

The nonprofit organization, almost tripling the number of scholarships to be awarded this year. The total number of 14 scholarship award will be awarded this year compare to just 5 last year.

The Linux Foundation this year is expanding its Scholarship Program to enable more individuals to get started in a lucrative IT career or to increase their Linux skill set. Fourteen scholarships will be awarded in seven categories to individuals who demonstrate need and who have already displayed interest in or knowledge of Linux and open source software. This is nine more scholarship opportunities than in years past, and includes two new categories: Linux Newbies and Teens-in-Training. Linux Foundation Certifications are widely recognized for being performance-based, distribution-flexible and available anytime, anywhere.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel at The Linux Foundation. Recipients will be notified early- to mid-August and will be publicly announced shortly thereafter. Applications can be submitted by 11:59 p.m.  On July 10, 2015.

Each Linux Training Scholarship will cover the registration fees for one course and one certification exam. Travel, Internet connection fees and other expenses are not included. The classes eligible for Linux Training Scholarships this year 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
  • Linux KVM Virtualization

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