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We all know that veterans make great tech students: discipline, collaboration, and technical skills are all learned in the military. Unfortunately, the GI Bill, which covers education benefits for veterans, is slow to cover code schools, accelerated learning programs, or online education. So today we’re breaking down the available scholarship opportunities that help send veterans to programming bootcamps. From $500 automatic scholarships to 90% off of the cost of tuition, if it’s a scholarship for veterans, we’ve got it covered on this comprehensive list.


Code Schools that Accept the GI Bill

As of July 2015, Skill Distillery is VA-Approved and began accepting the GI Bill.

As of June 2016, Galvanize acceptes the GI Bill for their 6-month bootcamp in Boulder and Denver, Colorado.

As of July 2016, Codeup accepts the GI Bill at their campus in San Antonio, Texas.

As of August, 2016, Sabio is partnering with Antioch University to offer the Certificate in Web Development, makes veteran benefits available in Los Angeles, California.

As of October 2016, Turing School accepts the GI Bill at their campus in Denver, Colorado.

Code Fellows is certified by the Veterans Association to accept the GI Bill.

Deep Dive Coding is eligible for GI Bill benefits at their campus in Alburquerque, New Mexico.

As of February 2017, Wyncode is approved to accept the GI Bill, allowing veterans to fully fund their education

As of June 2017, PDX Code Guild in Portland is eligible to accept the GI Bill.

As of Sepember 2017, DevPoint Labs in Salt Lake City accepts the GI Bill as part of their partnership with the University of Utah.

As of November 2017, Coding Dojo accepts the GI Bill at its Seattle campus.

As of November 2017, devCodecamp accepts the GI Bill at their Milwaukee campus.

As of January 2018, The Software Guild accepts the GI Bill at their Louisville campus.

As of February 2018, General Assembly accepts the GI Bill at their NYC and Washington, DC campuses for select courses.

Coding Bootcamps with Automatic Veteran Discounts

These code schools offer automatic discounts for any veterans or military personnel who are accepted to their programs:


CodeCore offers a $500 (CAD) scholarship for all veterans. Only Canadian citizens are eligible.


Code Platoon is a nonprofit, veteran-only coding bootcamp offering 16 weeks of intense, in-person instruction for $1,500.


Coder Camps awards 20% of tuition to those in active duty and those who are veterans.


DigitalCrafts offers a $500 - $2000 scholarships for veterans on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be accepted into their 16-Week Immersive Web Development Bootcamp. 


Launch Academy offers a $500 scholarship to any veteran, female or person of an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field.


LearningFuze offers $600 discounts for women and US military members.


Metis offers a $3000 scholarship to put towards tuition for all women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans or members of the US military.


RefactorU offers a 20% tuition discount ($2,700 value) to successful applicants of the Intensive Web Development Bootcamp who are either current or former U.S. military personnel (including their spouses). RefactorU also accepts to GI Bill


The Software Guild $2000 Veterans Who Code Award is available to eligible military personnel who are admitted into The Software Guild’s full-time online coding bootcamp program or Louisville on-ground program.


Thinkful offers veterans a $1200 discount for their web development bootcamp .  


V School - V School offers $1400+ women, minority, military, and hardship scholarships.


Wyncode offers $500 discounts for veterans.


Code Schools with Limited Scholarships for Veterans

These coding bootcamps offer limited scholarships for select groups of veterans and military personnel- expect to apply for these unique scholarships!


Bloc Veterans Scholarship in Software and Design

The Scholarship: $500

The Application Process: Bloc reviews and awards two scholarships for veterans weekly. Scholarships can be applied to the tuition of any Bloc program. Applicants fill out a few short essays about their background and plans for the tech skills they will acquire. In addition, scholarship winners are asked to keep a blog of their time at Bloc.


Coding Dojo Military Retraining

The Scholarship: $1500

The Application Process: Coding Dojo offers a limited number of partial scholarships for veterans participating in onsite bootcamps. A separate scholarship application is available after completing the general admission application.


Code Fellows Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship: 50-70% of tuition

The Application Process: Women, minorities, and veterans who have been accepted into a full-time Code 301 or Code 401 course may complete an application with essay questions for consideration. Eligible students should reply to their course acceptance email to request an application.


Operation Code

Operation code has partnered with a number of coding bootcamps to offer military/veterans discounts:


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Harry is the Community Manager at Course Report, Rockets fan, and writer living in New York City. 

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