LiFT Scholarship Program
The Linux Foundation is committed to bringing more local and international talent into the open source community, which involves reaching people who have traditionally been underrepresented in open source. Our goal is to increase access to Linux and open source training, expand diversity in technology and create a clear pathway to the most in-demand and lucrative jobs in the IT industry.
ONLY OPEN TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED LFS101x - INTRO TO LINUX THROUGH EDX: Individuals who are new to Linux but have learned the basics by completing the Intro to Linux online course are invited to apply. Recipients in this category will be awarded a scholarship specifically for the next course in this career-focused series - LFS201 - Essentials of System Administration as well as the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.
Students 13 - 18 years of age who have already started using Linux and/or open source software and want to get a head start on a career in the field.
2016 high school or college grads already familiar with Linux and/or open source software but who want to prepare for their career with extra training. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
Women in Open Source:
We invite women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunity for themselves or other women in the Linux and open source community to submit applications in this category.
SysAdmin Super Stars:
These applicants should have already begun using Linux or open source software in their workplace but want to take their work to the next level with additional training.
We invite developers who are using Linux and open source software to advance their communities to submit applications, so they might expand that good work while enhancing their skills.
Linux Kernel Guru:
This category will recognize an individual who has already worked with the Linux kernel community and who can become a more valuable contributor.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm US Pacific on September 1, 2017.