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 only made up of 20% 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.
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These code schools offer automatic discounts for any women who apply to their programs:
1. Bitmaker Labs’ Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women in Technology is a $500 tuition deduction for all women who participate in full-time programming courses.
2. Coder Academy covers 50% 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 .
3. Dev League offers $1000 scholarships for outstanding female applicants via their DevLeague Diversity Scholarship.
4. DigitalCrafts deducts $1500 off tuition for their Full-Stack Immersive Program and $1000 off tuition for their Full-Stack Flex Program.
5. The Dev Masters provides a scholarship up to 10% off of tuition to underrepresented groups in technology, including but not limited to: women, minorities, LGBTQ, and individuals with disabilities.
6. Flatiron School established its Women Take Tech initiative and offers $2000 scholarships to women admitted to their NYC Software Engineering Immersive, Online Software Engineering Bootcamp and Immersive Data Science Bootcamp.
7. Fullstack Academy gives all women at Fullstack their $1000 Ada Lovelace Scholarship for Women.
8. The Grace Hopper Program offers deferred tuition at their all-women coding bootcamp. You only pay tuition once you secure a job.
9. Launch Academy offers a $500 scholarship to any veteran, female or person of an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field.
10. LearningFuze offers $500 discounts for women and US military members.
11. Makers Academy offers a £500 discount to any woman who is accepted.
12. Sabio provides the Jill H. Mays $5,500 Scholarship which is open to all individuals that identify as women.
13. Thinkful offers scholarships to self-identifying women who enroll in the Web Development Bootcamp. Thinkful grants a $600 scholarship for women for the Flexible Web Development Bootcamp and a $1200 scholarship for women of the Full-Time Web Development Bootcamp.
14. 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.
These coding bootcamps offer limited scholarships for select groups of women — expect to apply for these unique scholarships:
The Scholarship: partial tuition scholarship
The Application Process: Applicants should complete an online form to speak with a BrainStation Learning Advisor.
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).
The Scholarship: Full tuition
The Application Process: This scholarship is awarded to a female veteran in honor of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, and is to be used towards Code Platoon's in-person bootcamp. For consideration, candidates should apply online.
The Scholarship: Between $500-$2,500 off of tuition.
The Application Process: This scholarship is awarded to students who are traditionally underrepresented in the tech field for each Software Engineering Immersive cohort. Applications for the scholarship are due 14 days before the cohort start date. Awards are given out the week before a cohort begins.
The Scholarship: $1,000 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
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: $1,000 towards tuition
The Application Process: The Women Take Tech Scholarship is designed for new enrollees in Flatiron School programs globally. Flatiron School will cover $1,000 for each scholarship recipient in the form of a tuition credit, depending on program and eligibility requirements.
The Scholarship: full tuition scholarship
The Application Process: This scholarship is available to individuals in Michigan and Alabama who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary and are interested in pursing a computing or technical career. The scholarship can be used towards Flatiron School's full-time or part-time online cybersecurity analytics course (Alabama only) and software engineering and data science courses (Michigan only). Interested applicants should apply at either Alabama or Michigan's Digital Skills Initiative website.
The Scholarship: $1,500 off Immersive bootcamp tuition for Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, or UX Design
The Application Process: Students should apply for the Diversity Tuition Discount through General Assembly's school page on Course Report.
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: a $1,500 USD scholarship open to women pursuing software engineering and data science careers
The Application Process: To be eligible, you must be 18 or older, self-identify as a woman, transgender person, genderqueer, or non-binary person, your current income is less than $40,000 USD (£28,000 GBP, $40,000 AUD, or $40,000 SGD) per year. You also must be admitted to one of the following full-time courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Software Engineering Immersive Remote, or Data Science Immersive.
The Scholarship: $2,500 off tuition and full scholarship
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: Full tuition scholarships
The Application Process: Hackbright Academy has partnered with ACL Digital to offer diversity scholarships to incoming full-time and part-time bootcamp students. After submitting an application to the bootcamp, a scholarship form must be completed.
The Scholarship: Half-tuition scholarships
The Application Process: The Changemaker Scholarship is for applicants who demonstrate a passion for tech and apply for either the full-time or part-time bootcamp.
The Scholarship: Full-ride tuition scholarship plus paid internship
The Application Process: Women and underrepresented persons can apply for the scholarship by applying online. The paid internship is with Smash Creative, a creative design and brand-building agency.
These coding bootcamps have created programs specifically for women and non-binary individuals in order to help close the gender gap in tech:
Jess Feldman is the Content Manager at Course Report. As a lifelong learner, Jess is passionate about education — She loves learning and sharing insights about tech bootcamps and career changes with the Course Report community. Jess received a M.F.A. in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and lives in southern Maine.
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