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Students can now apply for Red Hat scholarship

Program provides one student per year with university fees, trips to FUDCon

Students can now apply for Red Hat scholarship
Red Hat has opened its Fedora Scholarship program for entries.

Open source solutions provider, Red Hat, has now opened its 2012 Fedora Scholarship program for submissions. The program recognises college students across the globe for their contributions to free software and the Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration.

One student is awarded The Fedora Scholarship each year and the scholarship assists with recipient's college or university education.

"The Fedora Scholarship recognises young talent in the pursuit of innovation. We hope to encourage and foster future technologists to openly develop and contribute technology," said Jared Smith, employee and Fedora Project leader at Red Hat. "The four previous Fedora Scholarship recipients are extremely active in open source communities while working toward their degrees. We believe that open source is the right way for technology to be developed because the best ideas win, and we are excited for the ideas our next-generation technologists are sure to bring."

Students who apply for the scholarship will be evaluated on criteria, including the quality of contributions made to Fedora and other free software projects, references by Fedora community members, the amount of time the applicant has been contributing to Fedora and other free software projects, and the overall calibre of the application.

The scholarship winner will receive $2,000 annually for up to four years of college or university; winners will also be given travel expenses during each scholarship year so they can attend a Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) in the recipient's region.

Students can now apply for the scholarship at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scholarship, and entries close on 24th February 2012.

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