We’ve all seen the statistics, and the verdict is clear: women are vastly underrepresented in technical fields. While women are the leading adopters of technology, the software development industry is made up of 12% women. Course Report wants to see more women in technical roles, and coding bootcamps have a unique opportunity to boost these numbers. One way to attract women to apply and enroll in code schools is through scholarships and financial support, so we’re breaking down scholarship opportunities for women at coding bootcamps. Whether it’s discounts, special contests, or grants, you’ll find it in this comprehensive list of bootcamp scholarships for women.
We’ll keep this list updated; notice a new scholarship is missing? Mention it in the comments!
Accurate as of July 20, 2017
Automatic Discounts for Women
These code schools offer automatic discounts for any women who apply to their programs:
Bitmaker Labs’ Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women in Technology is a $500 tuition deduction for all women who participate in full-time programming courses.
Coder Academy covers 80% of tuition fees for one Women in Tech scholarship recipient per campus per intake. 6 scholarships are issued per year for those partaking in the Fast Track bootcamp .
Dev League dedicates 25% of their $10,000 Elevate Scholarship Fund to funding tuition for outstanding female applicants.
Flatiron School established its Women Take Tech initiative to offer 50% scholarships to women admitted to their Online Web Developer Program, and $1,000 scholarships to every woman admitted to their NYC Software Engineering Immersive.
Fullstack Academy gives all women at Fullstack their $1000 Ada Lovelace Scholarship for Women. Metis offers a $3000 scholarship to put towards tuition for all women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans or members of the US military.
The Grace Hopper Program offers deferred tuition at their all-women coding bootcamp . You only pay tuition once you secure a job.
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.
Makers Academy offers a £500 discount to any woman who is accepted.
Sabio provides the Jill H. Mays $1500 Scholarship which is open to all individuals that identify as women.
The Software Guild $2000 Women in Tech Award is for eligible females who are admitted into the full-time, online coding bootcamp program or Louisville on-ground program.
We Can Code IT offers $1,000 - $2,000 grants to students who are women, African American, Hispanic American, or who reside in a low-to-moderate-income household as defined by the Department of Labor.
Wyncode's Women of Wyncode scholarship offers a $1000 discount to women pursuing careers in tech.
Limited Scholarships for Women
These coding bootcamps offer limited scholarships for select groups of women- expect to apply for these unique scholarships:
The Scholarship: Up to 40% off tuition for the Part-Time Web Developer Track or the Designer Track.
The Application Process: Women can apply via Bloc's online application process, explaining your background in code, what events you have attended, and your plans for when you graduate. You must then schedule a call with a student advisor.
The Scholarship: $2,000 off tuition
The Application Process: Coding Dojo offers a limited number of partial scholarships for women participating in on-site bootcamps. Make a note on your application and they will send a separate form for the scholarship.
The Scholarship: 50% off tuition, and a 6-month Church & State membership
The Application Process: We’ve previously covered this awesome scholarship and we love it just as much now. Students fill out essays questions in addition to their application to either the Full Time Web Dev or Front End Night Class.
The Scholarship: Offers various amounts off tuition
The Application Process: All students interested in General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund scholarship must speak with a General Assembly admissions producer to apply. You cannot self-enroll in the Opportunity Fund. Upon acceptance to a course, students should ask their admissions producer for a fellowship application if interested.
The Scholarship: Partial Scholarships up to $2,500
The Application Process: Women-only coding school Hackbright Academy offers need-based scholarships to a limited number of students of their Immersive and Part-Time Software Engineering Programs each quarter.
The Scholarship: $5,000 off the full program tuition
The Application Process: Codeup offers two scholarships for women for every one of their full-time and part-time bootcamp courses. There is a separate scholarship application to be completed in addition to the general application.
The Scholarship: $600 - $1,000 off tuition
The Application Process: LearningFuze offers $600 off for women and a variety of early registration discounts by submitting an application to the program.
The Scholarship: $500 off tuition
The Application Process: Bloc's $500 New Relic Diversity scholarship can be put toward any Bloc program. Students apply by answering several short questions concerning their plans for the skills they will learn at Bloc. Scholarship winners are asked to keep a blog of their Bloc experience.
The Scholarship: $1,000 - $1,500 off tuition
The Application Process: During the second phase of the application to Grand Circus’ .NET Bootcamp, students will be given the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.
The Scholarship: $100 off per month for the Flexible Bootcamps and $300 off per month for the Full Time Bootcamps.
The Application Process: Simply enroll for the Thinkful scholarship to apply.
The Scholarship: $1,000 off tuition
The Application Process: Bloc selects two Girl Develop It members each month to receive a $1,000 scholarship towards Bloc's Full Stack Developer Track or Bloc's Software Engineering Track. To apply students answer several short questions about their backgrounds and their plans to give back to their community after Bloc. The application deadline is the first of each month. Winners are asked to keep a blog of their Bloc experience.
The Scholarship: 50-70% off tuition
The Application Process: Women, minorities, and veterans can apply once they've started their application for a Code Fellows course. Let your Admissions Advisor know that you’d like to apply for a scholarship so they can send you a link to the application, which involves a series of short essay questions (due three weeks before the start of the course).
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