Women Who Code and Linux Foundation Launch Open Source Scholarship


Linux Foundation Training & Certification is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Women Who Code (WWCode), an international community dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in technology, to provide scholarships to promising women to help them get started working with open source software. 

WWCode will award 50 scholarships per quarter to deserving women, with Linux Foundation Training & Certification providing each of these recipients with a voucher to register for any Linux Foundation eLearning course and certification exam at no charge, such as the Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate, Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator and more. 

All Linux Foundation certification exams are conducted online with a proctor monitoring virtually via webcam and screen sharing. Scholarship recipients will have one year to sit for their exam, and should they fail to pass on the first attempt, one retake will be provided. Upon passing a certification exam, they will receive a PDF certificate and a digital badge which can be displayed on digital resumes and social media profiles, and which can be independently verified by potential employers. 

“Open source technology is leading so much digital transformation today, from cloud computing to networking, web development, blockchain and more, yet there is a continual shortage of qualified talent generally, and fewer women pursuing these roles specifically,” said Linux Foundation SVP & GM of Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad. “At the same time, despite so much opportunity, barriers to entry and simply figuring out where to start can be daunting. We hope that this program makes it easier for many women to launch successful open source careers, and go on to inspire the next generation of developers, DevOps engineers, cloud architects and more.”

“Continuous learning is one of the cornerstones of tech industry leadership and success for diverse women,” said WWCode CEO Alaina Percival. “We are proud to be partnering with The Linux Foundation to provide these invaluable scholarship opportunities to our global community.”

Those interested in applying for a Women Who Code/Linux Foundation scholarship can do so here.

About Women Who Code

Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 14,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 290,000 in 134 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.

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