According to Support@udacity.com:
The AWS DeepRacer Scholarship Challenge is open!
We’re excited to announce that you can now start learning and racing.
How the Scholarship Challenge works
In this Scholarship Challenge, you’ll first progress through a brief free course that will prepare you to create, train, and fine-tune a reinforcement learning model in the AWS DeepRacer 3D racing simulator.
Once you’ve completed the free course, you’ll move over to the AWS DeepRacer platform, where you’ll apply your new skills to compete in the virtual races. During the program, you’ll participate in a vibrant student community where you can trade racing tips with classmates.
We’ll track student lap times for the August, September, and October races. Students with the fastest times will qualify for one of 200 scholarships to the Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program!
To join. Visit https://www.udacity.com/aws-deepracer-scholarship