Categories such as ‘Whiz Kids’, ‘Women in Linux’, ‘SysAdmin Super Stars’, ‘Developer Do-Gooders’, and ‘Linux Kernel Guru’ have been created for this year’s program.

The Foundation noted that its 2013 Linux Jobs Report shows increasing demand for Linux professionals with over 90 per cent employers saying that they will be hiring a Linux professional in the next six months. “We seek to find individuals who want to contribute to the advancement of the Linux operating system and help influence its future”, said The Linux Foundation.

Recipients of the scholarship will be given free one year training in one of the following areas
– Embedded Linux Development
– Developing Device Drivers
– Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
– Developing Applications for Linux
– Linux System Administration
– Linux Network Management
– Linux Performance Tuning

The winners of the scholarship will also receive a 30-minute mentoring session with one of the Linux Foundation’s training instructor.

You can submit your application here.