The Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Goal

At Code Fellows, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to develop. In reality, many qualified candidates aren’t pursuing careers in a technology-related field because they are discouraged somewhere along the way. Some lose interest because they lack role models or encouragement, and others avoid tech or STEM careers because they perceive workplaces to be unfriendly or outright hostile.

The percentages of coders who are women (less than 20 percent), African American (less than 3 percent), or Hispanic or Latino (less than 2 percent) are shockingly low compared to their place in the general population. The low number of veterans moving into tech-related jobs is also surprising considering the leadership and problem-solving skills they can bring.

The market needs more women and underrepresented populations in the tech industry for numerous reasons: for employers, more diversity in tech means an expanded talent pool, improved team culture, and better products; for employees, tech jobs provide a path to high-paying, rewarding careers.

For these reasons and more, we’ve created the Code Fellows Diversity Scholarship Fund.

The Program

As an accelerated learning program, Code Fellows offers fast-paced, life-changing training that taps into the potential of ambitious, talented programmers. In months, not years, we help students change their lives and employers meet their hiring needs.

Scholarships from the Diversity Scholarship Fund are need-based, covering up to 70 percent of tuition for recipients. Women, U.S. military veterans, and populations underrepresented in technology (African American, Hispanic, and Native American, including Alaskan and Hawaiian) are eligible to apply for scholarships from this fund. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the applicant's ability to meet requirements of both the course and scholarship application.

How to Apply

If you'd like to apply for a Diversity Scholarship, please ask your Admissions Counselor during your initial phone interview to send you a link to the scholarships application. Scholarships are awarded based on need, and we'll let you know two weeks before the start of class if you've received a scholarship toward our program. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship for every course (even if you've received one in the past).

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Eligible Courses

Code 201: Foundations of Software Development

You will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, along with professional development tools and technologies used by software developers around the world.

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Code 301: Intermediate Software Development

You will learn the common core of software development, including MVC, Object-Oriented Programming, functional programming, asynchronous programming, and much more in this intensive course.

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Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript

You will learn to build full-stack web applications with server-side Node.js and modern, client-side, front-end libraries and frameworks, including AngularJS. Throughout this intensive course, you will study professional software development techniques and practices as you advance your skills in JavaScript.

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Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python

You will learn the language used at NASA, Instagram, Dropbox, and other big-data companies as you build professional-grade apps in Python. Throughout this intensive course, you will study professional software development techniques and practices as you advance your skills in Python.

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Become a Supporter

We need your support! Click the link below to become a Diversity Scholarship supporter! You can also make a tax deductible contribution of any amount to the Diversity Scholarship Fund by sending a check made payable to WTIA, our fund administrator, with the memo: Code Fellows scholarships, to Code Fellows, 2901 3rd Ave., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98121. You will receive a receipt from WTIA.

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