The 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, others avoid tech or STEM careers because they perceive workplaces to be unfriendly or outright hostile, still others simply don’t have the financial means to afford the kind of education necessary to secure a career in tech.

The tech industry needs you! It needs all of us: the second-lifer wanting to learn a new skill; the veteran looking for an opportunity to translate their military grit into a different career; the bright woman looking to shatter the paradigm and make the industry a better place; the wrong-turn taker looking for a second chance and a brighter future.

The tech industry is continually asking for more diversity and we want to do our part to ensure everyone has a “seat at the table”. Diversity in tech means an expanded talent pool, improved team culture, better products, as well as improved salaries and rewarding careers. We believe that through investing in individuals like you we can make a difference together.

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

To date, we've given away over $2.7 million dollars in scholarships to help over 600 students start careers in the tech industry.

Scholarships from the Scholarship Fund are need-based, covering up to 70 percent of tuition for recipients. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the applicant's ability to meet the requirements of the course and scholarship application. Whether you are a career changer, recent college grad, female, code school student looking to join a better program, military veteran, unemployed or underemployed, we want to help you find a rewarding new career in tech.

Diversity Scholarship

Individuals that come from underserved backgrounds that are not well represented in the tech industry.

Career Changer

Individuals looking to change their career and join the tech industry.


Individuals who are underemployed and making less than $35k a year.

Recent Graduate

College graduates who have graduated within the prior 24 months and finding they want to find a more rewarding career path.

Pay it Forward

Individuals who can show how they are already making a difference in their community, whether through serving, investing or leading to bring about positive change.

Transfer Student

Individuals looking to transfer from a university, college, bootcamp, or other educational institution.

How to Apply

If you'd like to apply for a Scholarship, please ask your Admissions Advisor during your initial phone interview for information on how to apply. 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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Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core

You will learn how to write clean, well-tested, advanced C# code using industry standard software engineering patterns and Microsoft's new ASP.NET Core framework.

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Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java with SpringMVC & Android

You will learn how to write crystal-clear, professional-grade Java code using industry standard best practices and patterns while building servers with SpringMVC and mobile apps with Android.

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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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