In October 2017, we launched the Google Developer Scholarship Program—a joint effort with Udacity to help people across the U.S. unlock new skills, new jobs, and new possibilities.
The program gave scholarships for “challenge courses” to tens of thousands of learners across the U.S. to help them strengthen their mobile and web developer skills through curriculum designed by experts from Google and Udacity. In April 2018, five thousand of the top performers from the initial program also received 6-month scholarships for Udacity Nanodegree programs.
As part of the Nanodegree, students complete a portfolio of projects that can be showcased during job interviews and evaluated against a competency rubric that proves the student has learned the Android or mobile web development skills required for that job.
Once students successfully complete the Nanodegree program, they earn an industry-recognized credential that can create a pathway to new jobs. Students also finish the program prepared to take one of Google’s Developer Certification Exams: Associate Android Developer or Mobile Web Specialist.