Microsoft Cloud & Data Scholarship (Online Courses)


Submit your application between March 15, 2022 through April 18, 2022

Udacity and Microsoft have teamed up to offer 150 fully-funded scholarships to achieve two big goals. First, they want to increase the number of professionals with Microsoft Azure AI engineering skills and prepare them to pass the Microsoft Certification. More importantly, they hope to expand diversity of individuals with Microsoft skills, particularly women and people identifying as Black or Hispanic. There are two separate tracks for this program—a foundational program for beginners and a more advanced practitioner program—so learners at all levels are encouraged to apply.



COURSES


Foundational Track: Data Analysis and Visualization using Microsoft Power BI

An opportunity to break into the tech-industry and meet the growing demand for data analysis and visualization professionals by gaining the Power BI skills that top companies want. Women and individuals who identify as Black or Hispanic are encouraged to apply. Projects for this track include:

  • Create an efficient data model for a small brewing company that will help them better understand what products are popular and profitable.

  • Design a detailed Power BI report with many data visuals that tell the story of how two products at a startup compare to each other.

  • Use population statistics from the US Census Bureau to determine whether there is a correlation between sales and income for a national clothing chain.


Data Analysis and Visualization using Microsoft Power BI prerequsities include:

  • Basics for Microsoft Excel

  • Must pass a short examination to be considered.

  • Learners will need a Windows operating system, and will need to download and install free Power BI Desktop software.

Graduates have the opportunity to take the related Microsoft Certification exam at no cost, earning a certification that shows they are keeping up with today's technical requirements.

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Practitioner Track: AI Engineer using Microsoft Azure

Your chance to level up your employable digital skills—advance your career with Microsoft Azure. Projects for this track include:

  • Building an automated passenger boarding kiosk to collect passenger and flight info through face recognition, digital ID, boarding pass, etc.

  • Create a customer support chatbot for a dentist website using the Azure platform, a Node.js bot application, LUIS model, and QnA knowledge base.

  • Build a knowledge-mining solution to help employees of a company gain insights into training materials made available by their company.

AI Engineer using Microsoft Azure prerequsities include:

  • Python programming skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure

  • Ability to navigate Azure portal

  • Familiarity with Azure data sources

  • Knowledge of JSON REST

  • Ability to use APIs in application development

  • Must pass a technical examination to be considered.


Graduates have the opportunity to take the related Microsoft Certification exam at no cost, earning a certification that shows they are keeping up with today's technical requirements.

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Benefits

You will work on real-world projects with the most up-to-date content, co-created with top industry experts to build your portfolio. Throughout your journey, you will have access to a supportive online community, where you will get support from mentors and fellow learners, along with building a strong industry network. Graduates from both tracks have the opportunity to take the related Microsoft Certification exam at no cost.

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