2014 Linux Training Scholarship Program is now Accepting Applications

The Linux Foundation’s Training Scholarship Program aims to provide funds to up-and-coming developers and sysadmins who show incredible promise for helping to shape the future of Linux, but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses.

The Linux Foundation this year will award Training Scholarships to five individuals who best demonstrate the greatest need and who can illustrate what Linux means to them. We’re looking for individuals in five different categories who want to contribute to the advancement of the Linux operating system and help influence its future.

The Linux Foundation Training Scholarships will cover the expenses for one class to be chosen by each recipient from the Scholarship Track choices, representing thousands of dollars in value (travel expenses for in-person classes are not included). Scholarships are supported by Linux Foundation members who place a high value on helping to train the developers and IT professionals of the future.

The Linux Foundation this year is offering one scholarship in each of the following five categories:

  • Whiz Kids: 2014 high school or college grads already familiar with Linux but who want to prepare for their career with extra training. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Women in Linux: We invite women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunity for themselves or other women in Linux to submit applications in this category.
  • SysAdmin Super Stars: These applicants should have already begun using Linux in their workplace but want to take their work to the next level with additional training.
  • Developer Do-Gooder: We invite developers who are using Linux for good to submit applications, so they might expand that good work while enhancing their Linux skills.
  • Linux Kernel Guru: This category will recognize an individual who has already contributed to the Linux kernel community and who has promise of becoming a Linux kernel developer or maintainer.

Submissions are due by midnight PT on September 2, 2014 and will be reviewed by a panel of Linux Foundation staffers. Recipients will be notified early-to-mid October and will be publicly announced shortly thereafter.