Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Veterans + GI Bill Approval: The Comprehensive List
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By Liz Eggleston
Last Updated August 18, 2021
We all know that veterans make great coders: discipline, collaboration, and technical skills are all synonymous with the military. Until 2017, the GI Bill, which covers education benefits for veterans, was slow to cover code schools, accelerated learning programs, or online education. However, with the enactment of the Forever GI Bill in August 2017, it's becoming easier for coding bootcamps to be approved for the GI Bill. Below, we break down which coding bootcamps accept the GI Bill, which coding bootcamps are part of VET TEC, and which schools offer scholarship opportunities to 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.
Launch Academyoffers 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.
Momentum offers a $1,000 discount to military veterans.
NGT Academy offers 20% off their base tuition of $12,500 for military veterans.
NPower offers a free full-time, 14-week cyber security course with a 12-week paid internship; and a free full-time, 12-week, full stack web development course for active military personnel and veterans in New York City and Dallas, Texas.
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.
Which Coding Bootcamps offer Scholarship Programs for Veterans?
These coding bootcamps offer limited scholarships for select groups of veterans and military personnel- expect to apply for these unique scholarships!
The Scholarship: covers 100% of tuition and includes free laptop rental and free veteran housing during in-class skill-building
The application process: Applicants apply for scholarship through V School website and speak with a V School representative. Scholarship to be applied to the web development program. Scholarship is available to veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and military spouses.
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.
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.
The Application Process: Women, U.S. military veterans, and minorities who are underrepresented in tech are welcome to apply for Diversity Scholarships after applying to Code 201, Code 301, or Code 401. Scholarship applications are due 3 weeks before the start of class.
The Application Process: Scholarship awards are typically $12,500, ensuring no student will ever pay more than $3,000 to attend Code Platoon. Code Platoon also offers full scholarships, valued at $15,500, for transgender veterans, women veterans, and people of color. Transitioning service members may be eligible to participate in Code Platoon through the Department of Defense Skillbridge program. Veterans and military spouses with VA educational benefits, including GI Bill, VET TEC, and Vocational Rehabilitation may use those to pay for their training with Code Platoon.
The Application Process: Sales Platoon offers a full scholarship to active duty military and separated veterans. Students may be eligible to participate in Sales Platoon through the Department of Defense Skillbridge program. Sales Platoon also partners with Hiring Our Heroes to help students transition into a sales career.
Liz is the cofounder of Course Report, the most complete resource for students researching coding bootcamps. Her research has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. She loves breakfast tacos and spending time getting to know bootcamp alumni and founders all over the world. Check out Liz & Course Report on Twitter, Quora, and YouTube!