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There are only 75 scholarships for Cloud Computing. Scholarships of $400 each will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who is Eligible?

The scholarships are open to students who register for CTS 1145 (Cloud Essentials) and/or CTS 2375C (Cloud Infrastructures & Services) in the Fall and Spring for the academic year 2019-2020. Currently enrolled students and new students are eligible to apply and register for the course.

How Does it Work?

Students must successfully complete the CTS 1145 course and pass the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam in order to receive the scholarship funds
Students must successfully complete the CTS 2375C course and pass the AWS Solutions Architect -Associate exam in order to receive the scholarship funds

Register for any of these classes in the Spring:

CTS 1145 - Spring 2020

  • Class # 14653 – Kendall Campus – Mo 10:40 AM to 2:00 PM – Jan 7 to Mar 2
  • Class # 15395 – Wolfson Campus – Tu 6:00 PM to 7:40 PM – Jan 7 to May 1st
  • Class # 13734 – Homestead Campus – Th 5:25 PM to 6:40 PM – Jan 27 to May 1st

CTS 2375C - Spring 2020

  • Class # 15398 – Wolfson Campus – We 6:00 PM to 7:40 PM – Jan 7 to May 1st
  • Class # 14656 – Kendall Campus – Mo 10:40 AM to 2:00 PM – Mar 9 to May 1st

Get started now: Register for one of the classes above or if you're not already a student at MDC, Apply for admissions.


Once you have passed the AWS certification exam, you will receive an email within 72 hours to download the certificate and the score breakdown. Please email both documents as PDF files to with the following information:

  1. Type in "Claim My AWS Cert Scholarship" in the subject line of your email
  2. Copy (CC) your professor and David Black ( in the email 
  3. Your email should include your full name, MDC ID, and MDC Campus where you took the AWS course

ALL cloud scholarship related questions should be directed to David Black

What type of job does the AWS certificate qualify you for?

Students who take this course, pass the certification exam and continue their education in cloud computing are prepared for these types of job roles:

  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Cloud Computing Analyst
  • Cloud (Network) Engineer
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Cloud Application Architect


Trip to Paris, France

Students enrolled in CTS 1145 during the Fall will also be eligible to apply to an all-expenses paid two-week trip to Paris, France for a cloud computing educational experience in Summer 2020. More information on this opportunity will be provided after students enroll in the class.

Take the Exam On Us

As part of these courses, you will also be eligible for a discount voucher to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam, and we will reimburse you the full cost if you pass.