Recipients will gain technical skills to start or advance their open source careers.
SAN FRANCISCO June 30 2021 The Linux Foundation the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source has announced the recipients of the 2021 Linux Foundation Training LiFT Scholarships. LiFT aims to increase diversity in open source technology by providing access to online and in-person training and certification exams for underserved demographics at no cost to the recipient. Since 2010 The Linux Foundation has awarded over 1100 scholarships for millions of dollars worth of specialized technical training to those who may not have the ability to afford this opportunity otherwise.
This year The Linux Foundation awarded scholarships to 500 of the over 1250 applicants who vied to be selected in one of ten categories.
This years selected pool of talent represents the potential for greatness in future participation in the open source community. Ages of recipients range from 13 to 68 with the average age being 30 years old. With the recipients also coming from 107 countries on six continents the open source novices and seasoned tech professionals selected to receive this years scholarships serve as a reminder that interest in open source and technology generally crosses all demographics.