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Full Scholarships for Tech Nanodegree Programs

For African Americans In Milwaukee, WI

Northwestern Mutual and the Blacks In Technology Foundation are partnering to offer 20 fully funded Udacity scholarships to train and empower members of the African American community of greater Milwaukee to reshape the tech industry.

The tech industry offers some of the fastest growing and in-demand employment opportunities today. We’re committed to ensuring that everyone has access to these same opportunities to build higher levels of diversity in Milwaukee’s talent pipelines.

Northwestern Mutual and the Blacks In Technology Foundation are teaming up to offer the Nanodegree Scholarship Program, which aims to advance a diverse workforce and contribute to the region’s overall growth by giving members of the African American community in Milwaukee family-sustaining and generational-wealth-building opportunities. Nanodegrees include:

Apply to the Scholarship Program today. Gain applicable skills to start a new career in tech and help break open an industry for the championship and advancement of Black talent.

Together, we can build a more equitable future.

Fast and Flexible

5–10 hours per week at your own pace

Real-World Projects

Built by leading experts

24/7 Mentor Services

Learning support from Udacity's mentors

Nanodegrees Available

  • Foundational: Intro to Programming
  • Intermediate: Full Stack Web Developer

What You’ll Get

Enroll in one of two Nanodegree programs designed with top-tier industry partners.

Learn applicable skills for a new career in tech.

Gain access to Blacks In Technology’s platform of job opportunities, career development tools, and mentorship opportunities.


Scholarship Process

Applications are open from March 8, 2022 to March 31, 2022.

20 students will be chosen for a full scholarship. They will be notified March 31, 2022 and have access to the Scholarship Nanodegree Program starting April 1, 2022.

Students will receive an official certificate after completing the Scholarship Nanodegree Program.

After graduation, scholarship recipients will continue to be a part of Blacks In Technology’s community and have access to more skills-building opportunities.

How It Works

The quality curriculum is designed with top-tier industry partners, not academics, so you learn the high-impact skills that top companies want.

Learn by doing with real-world projects and other hands-on exercises that lead to real skills mastery.

Self-paced learning – whenever and wherever you want. Graduate while learning part-time for 10 hrs/week.

Reach out to our mentors 24/7 and have your coding questions answered quickly so you can keep learning.


"The Android Nanodegree program took me from junior developer to a confident tech entrepreneur."


"Before Udacity, I was working two minimum wage jobs. Now, I have a new job, a new mindset, and new life!"


"Udacity helped me accomplish a better skill set and get closer to my dream job."

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $308.8 billion in total assets, $31.1 billion in revenues, and $2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.75 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $200 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 90 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2021.


Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

About The BIT Foundation

Blacks In Technology is a global platform for Black people in technology, and The Blacks In Technology Foundation is the largest community of Black people in the technology industry. Through community-focused activities, events and outreach, BIT is “Stomping the Divide” by establishing standards for world class technical excellence. BIT serves members through community, media and mentorship, providing resources and guidance and challenging members to establish new standards of innovation. Learn more about the Blacks In Technology Foundation.