Recognizing an ever-evolving and increasing use of cloud services, as well as data-driven works, Filipinas in Tech Marilag Dimatulac and Michelle Tabirao, both currently based in Denmark, continue their passion for advocating to help communities in the Philippines by bringing digital literacy programs and young talent upskilling with the launch of ULAP.org.
ULAP.org (Underrepresented youth Learning Assistance Program) is a for-purpose, non-stock, non-profit organization in Denmark looking for ten (10) passionate young Filipino IT aspirants to receive scholarship grants through their Cloud Career Kickstarter Program. Chosen scholars will undergo training, mentorship, and certification program for both cloud fundamentals and specialized careers.
“ULAP.org‘s vision is to create an inclusive tech community with equal opportunity for all. We would like to help underrepresented STEM students kickstart a career in cloud, data, and technology. Through its accessible cloud and data-driven advocacy programs, we hope to encourage more young people, to pursue a career in tech,” according to Marilag Dimatulac, Founder of ULAP.org.
The scholarship is open to all underrepresented and underprivileged college students who are passionate about Information Technology. The ten (10) chosen Filipino scholars will receive training on cloud fundamentals and a cloud specialty course to include Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Developer, and Solution Architect.
After the training, the scholars will undertake fully paid certification exams from industry leaders in cloud technology: Microsoft Azure Certifications, Google Cloud Certifications, AWS Certifications, Linux Foundation Cloud and Containers Certifications.
Aside from high-quality training, the scholars will also receive mentoring from industry professionals and will also be involved in community day events featuring technical deep-dive sessions, demos, student storytelling, and career show & tell — one way of honing the scholars as future tech professionals and leaders.
How to be an ULAP Scholar?
Applicants must be:
- a Filipino citizen.
- at least a 2nd-year college student enrolled in any STEM course.
- passionate about IT and innovation.
- dedicated to investing in personal development in the cloud, innovation, and data.
- eager to build a strong relationship in the community (ULAP’s working style is collaborative and inclusive).
- have a growth mindset as your day-to-day style.
Interested scholarship applicants may visit www.ulap.org for further information. The application period is from 08 March 2021 until 30 April 2021.