2013 Linux Training Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 23, 2013

Applications are now invited for the Linux Training Scholarship Program. The program provides funds to developers and IT professionals who show incredible promise for building Linux careers and shaping the future of the operating system but who otherwise do not have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses. The Linux Foundation will award five scholarships to individuals who demonstrate the greatest need and who have already display some knowledge of Linux and open source software.

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

  1. Whiz Kids: 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.
  2. Women in Linux: Women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunities for themselves or other women in Linux.
  3. SysAdmin Super Stars: SysAdmins who have already begun using Linux in their workplace but want to take their work to the next level with additional training.
  4. Developer Do-Gooder: Developers who use Linux for good and who are looking to expand that good work while enhancing their Linux skills.
  5. Linux Kernel Guru: Individuals who have already contributed to the Linux kernel community and show promise of becoming a Linux maintainer.


Each Linux Training Scholarship will cover the registrations fees for one Linux training course. Travel, internet and other expenses are not included. The classes eligible for Linux Training Scholarships this year include:

  • Embedded Linux Development
  • Embedded Linux Development: A Crash Course
  • 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

Winners in 2013 will also receive a 30-minute, one-on-one mentoring session with one of The Linux Foundation’s Linux training instructors.

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