AT&T, CMHA launch tech scholarships for residents

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and AT&T have partnered to announce AT&T will be offering 100 Udacity Nanodegree tech scholarships to select CMHA residents. The AT&T Aspire to Tech Scholarship program will provide residents tech-focused coursework for free to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Connect Home communities across the nation, including, CMHA. The Nanodegree program offers the chance to build cutting-edge skills that are in demand in today’s economy. The application deadline is May 23rd, with classes will begin on June 12th and run through February 2018. Please visit the link below to apply for this opportunity or for more information.

CMHA and AT&T announced the tech scholarships during an event at Outhwaite Community Center.
CMHA and AT&T announced the tech scholarships during an event at Outhwaite Community Center.

Nanodegree programs offered through this scholarship are self-paced, online coursework that provide students highly in-demand skills needed to help obtain tech-related jobs. The courses help students and job-seekers develop skills in areas such as web development, mobile development and data analytics. As part of the program, Udacity leverages partnerships with Google, AT&T, Facebook and other industry leaders to create real-world projects that employees of these companies are constantly challenged with solving, giving the tech scholarship students a hands-on experience.

AT&T Aspire to Tech students can take Nanodegree courses focusing on:

  • Intro to programming: Start a career in tech
  • Front-end web developer: Build beautiful websites
  • Android basics: Develop mobile apps

Scholarships are available to:

  • Students who participate in at least one activity of an AT&T Aspire supported organization including: All Star Code, Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code, Genesys Works, Hack the Hood, One Goal and Year Up
  • Residents of ConnectHome pilot communities such as CMHA.

Participants should expect to dedicate a minimum of ten hours a week over the eight months Nanodegree course period. Tech scholarship winners will be notified by email on June 6, 2017. Nanodegree classes begin on June 12, 2017 and run through February 2018 for this spring tech scholarship class. Through this partnership with AT&T, CMHA continues to bridge the digital divide through the ConnectHome initiative, offering low-cost internet to CMHA residents in an era where such access is necessary for upward mobility.

To apply for this opportunity or for more information click here. Note: Interested applicants have to create a Udacity account or sign-in with a service like Facebook in order to reach the Aspire to Tech application page.