Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Veterans + GI Bill Approval: The List
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By Liz Eggleston
Last Updated January 20, 2022
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 VRRAP, and the 11 scholarships for veterans in coding 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.
VRRAP is the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. It was passed in March of 2021 as part of the economic stimulus package in response to COVID-19. VRRAP builds off of VET TEC, but there are a few big differences:
There's much more funding available in VRRAP. VRRAP has $386 million in funding over a 2-year period. Compare that to the $45 million/year in funding for VET TEC.
VRRAP is for veterans who no longer have a G.I. Bill benefit and lost their jobs due to coronavirus.
Like VET TEC and the G.I. Bill, VRRAP pays for both tuition and housing.
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 11 coding bootcamps offer limited scholarships for select groups of veterans and military personnel- expect to apply for these unique scholarships!
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!