EPI Data Center Futurist Scholarship


The EPI Data Center Futurist Scholarship aims to provide financial support for individuals passionate about data centers, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and expertise to thrive in this rapidly evolving industry.

By offering a remarkable financial assistance package, covering between 86% to 93% of the total course fees and exam, the scholarship enables aspiring data center professionals to participate in EPI's prestigious data center training and certification programs. These programs are recognized and respected in the data center industry because they are designed to provide competence-based data center knowledge which is practical, while also including industry best practices. They will empower scholars with the skills that will set them apart in the job market.

In a world driven by data, the demand for skilled professionals in the data center industry has never been greater. As the digital landscape continues to expand at a record-breaking pace, companies worldwide are grappling to find competent individuals who can manage and optimize their data centers efficiently. 

By investing in the education and development of aspiring professionals, EPI strives to alleviate this shortage, fostering a sustainable ecosystem of skilled experts who can drive innovation and growth within the industry.

 Eligible Program

As a recipient of the prestigious EPI Data Center Futurist Scholarship, you will get exclusive access to a comprehensive training program that leads to a professional accredited and globally recognized certification. With four distinct courses to choose from, each focusing on a specific area of expertise, you can select the course, or courses, that aligns best with your preferred area of specialization within the data center field.

You can choose from the following list of courses:

  1. DCFC – Data Center Foundation Certificate
  2. CDCP – Certified Data Center Professional
  3. CNCDP – Certified Network Cabling Design Professional
  4. CDFOS – Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Specialist

 Scholarship Amount

As a successful recipient of this scholarship, you will receive coverage for a significant portion of the training and certification fees, ranging from 86% to 93%. This means that as an approved scholar, you will only be responsible for paying a nominal amount of 79 US dollars, ensuring accessibility and affordability for aspiring data center professionals.

In addition to this partial scholarship, there is also an opportunity for a full scholarship. This is generously co-funded between EPI and our esteemed sponsors. The full scholarships will only be available to the students who are studying at any one of the EIPs (DC Futurist Scholarship - Educational Institution Partners). The availability will depend on the sponsorship levels and the sponsors’ respective locations.

 What Does the Scholarship Cover?

  • Exclusive Training-On-Demand (TOD) Course Access

Your learning journey will be facilitated through the EPI Academy, our state-of-the-art TOD platform available at www.epi-academy.com. You will get 3 months of unrestricted access to the course, which you can access at your own pace, anytime and anywhere, 24x7.

  • Study Ebook (Study Aid)

You will also receive the comprehensive student eBook to support your studies.

  • Certification Exam Voucher

And last but not least, you will get an online exam voucher to sit for the exam.  Upon successfully passing the exam, you will earn the highly regarded, globally recognized and accredited certification associated with your chosen course. The certificate validates your knowledge, opening doors to exciting career opportunities within the data center industry.

 Award/Eligibility Criteria

We welcome aspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds who meet either one of the following criteria:

  • Students
    • Students in the final year of any technical education program in any educational institutions – technical school, university, college, polytechnics, etc.
  • Unemployed workers
    • Unemployed workers registered with a government unemployment office or welfare agency, and seeking employment opportunities in the data center industry.
  • Unemployed School Leavers / Graduates
    • Students who have passed their final exams for a technical education program in any educational institution within the last 6 months but have not yet been able to find a matching job.
  • Job-switchers
    • Currently not working in the data center industry but looking to switch career paths and venture into the exciting world of data centers.


EPI is investing S1 Million USD in the EPI Data Center Futurist Scholarship Program.  This sounds like a large fund, and it of course is, but considering the magnitude of the workforce shortage, additional resources are needed to extend the reach of this program and address the industry’s need effectively.

The invaluable sponsorships from esteemed organizations play a crucial role in expanding the impact of the scholarship program. These sponsors enable the provision of the full scholarship option, ensuring that truly deserving, talented and passionate individuals can have the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the data center field without financial constraints.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to us at support@epi-ap.com.  Your sponsorship can make a significant difference in someone’s life.

 Educational Institution Partners (EIP)

The EIPs are progressive educational institutions that are committed to support the EPI Data Center Futurist Scholarship.  They play a vital role in extending the reach of the scholarship to deserving students within their campuses.

Our esteemed EIPs understand the importance of fostering talent and preparing students for advantageous career prospects and launching successful careers in the data center industry. They work closely with the scholars, providing guidance, resources, and encouragement to help them excel in their chosen scholarship course.

If you are interested in becoming an Educational Institution Partner, please reach out to us at support@epi-ap.com.  Your partnership can be pivotal in enabling the launch of data center careers, potentially making a profound difference in the lives of some of your students, and nurturing future data center leaders.

 How to Apply

Applying for the EPI Data Center Futurist Scholarship is as easy as following these simple steps:

  1. Download the application form, here.
  2. Fill out the form with required info.  Don’t leave anything out!
  3. Gather all the supporting documents mentioned in the application form. We’ll need those too.
  4. Shoot us an email with the completed application form and all the supporting documents attached. Our email address is support@epi-ap.com.

But hey, before you hit that send button, make sure you've got the recipe for success:

  1. Double-check that you meet the Award Criteria we mentioned earlier. Can't skip that part!
  2. Promise us you'll finish the training and sit for the exam within 3 months. We're counting on you!
  3. Give us the green light to publish your name, country, and certificate name on our website and social media if we're planning any cool initiatives like that.

By following these steps and making sure you've ticked off all the conditions, you'll give yourself the best shot at landing this awesome scholarship. We appreciate your enthusiasm and look forward to reviewing your application. Good luck!




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