Google is now offering 100,000 scholarships. Here’s how you can get one.
Here’s what you need to know.
Google is giving away 100,000 scholarships so you can earn an online certificate in these three areas:
Project management; and
User experience (UX) design
Here’s the kicker: Google will treat these online Google Career Certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree. Yes, the equivalent of a four-year degree if you apply for a related role at Google.
Google Career Certificates
There are three new Google Career Certificates that you can earn:
1. Data Analytics
Google says that data analysts can earn $66,000 a year (median) and analyze data and make data-driven recommendations to inform essential business decisions. The certificate provides the tools for “navigating the data lifecycle using tools and platforms to process, analyze, visualize and gain insights from data.”
2. Project Management
Google says that project managers can earn $93,000 a year (median) and help plan and oversee projects efficiently. Google says this online certificate focuses on “the foundations of traditional project management, while also offering insight into agile project management.”
3. User Experience (UX) Design
Google says a UX designer can earn $75,000 a year (median) and help create a simpler, more accessible and more enjoyable experience for users. Google says this online certificate provides “the foundations of UX design and research, building low-fidelity designs and wireframes, creating high-fidelity prototypes and testing.”
These three new programs follow the Google IT Certificate, which Google launched in 2018
How To Apply: Next Steps
The online certificates are developed solely by Google and take approximately three to six months to complete. There are no prior educational or previous work experience requirements. The courses are hosted through Coursera, which is an online platform. While Coursera charges a monthly fee, Google will provide 100,000 need-based scholarships to cover the costs. You sign up through Coursera to complete a online certificate.