It's a fact: women are underrepresented in technology. We've created a woman's guide to the bootcamp space. Here's an outline of the lay of the land when it comes to attending a bootcamp, and a list of some bootcamps that are stepping up to the plate and offering scholarships for women and underrepresented groups in tech.
Women in Bootcamps: The Ultimate Guide
Bootcamps With Diversity Scholarships
Corporate sponsors make it possible for Bottega to offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 off tuition all the way up to occasional full-tuition for Veterans, Women, or distinguished persons in financial need.
Claim Academy's Women In Tech Scholarship is an automatic $500 off the tuition of the Immersive Full Stack programs.
As part of their Diversity Scholarship Fund, Code Fellows scholarships are need-based and cover up to 70 percent of tuition.
A number of scholarships from Codesmith's $100k scholarship fund are available from Codesmith for people from underrepresented backgrounds.
For each Full-Stack program, Codeup offers one women $5,000, and two women $2,500 as part of the "Women In Tech" scholarship.
Coding Dojo's Women in Tech scholarship awards women up to $2,000 for the Onsite Bootcamp and the $500 for the Online Bootcamp.
DaVinci Coders' parent company, DaVinci Institute, offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships per course. Contact them for more information.
Digital Crafts' Builder Scholarship assists women, minorities, veterans, and students with especially inspiring stories.
Evolve Security Academy offers partial scholarships for women. Visit their website for more information.
Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech initiative partners with various companies to award scholarships to women.
For the Online program, each month Flatiron School awards 25 women 50% scholarships, which cuts tuition down to $750/month for the duration of the program.
For the in-person NYC program, Flatiron automatically awards a $1,000 scholarship to every woman enrolled.
The Galvanize Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) organization, awards scholarships to admitted students in their full-time Web Development and Data Science programs across all Galvanize campuses.
Grand Circus Academy offers a Diversity Scholarship of $1,500 ($1,000 for the part-time bootcamp ) towards underrepresented groups in tech.
1. The Hack Reactor Scholarship: 50% of all scholarships will be given to underrepresented groups in software engineering.
2. Facebook Scholarship: 5 full-tuition scholarships towards the Telegraph Track (an extension of the Hack Reactor immersive program that focuses on building a strong community to support the careers of underrepresented software engineers)
Launch Academy offers rolling $500 scholarships in their Boston program for women and underrepresented minorities in tech.
Rithm School offers partial scholarships for their courses to support diversity and strong merit. Contact their team for more details.
SecureSet diversity scholarships are awarded from time to time. Get in touch with them for more information.
The Software Guild's Women in Tech award grants a $2,000 discount on Software Guild tuition to qualifying women.
Tech Academy is currently offering a $4,020 scholarship to students who commit to completing the program in 20 weeks.
All self-identifying women are eligible for an automatic $100 off tuition per month for Thinkful's Flexible Web Development Bootcamp & Flexible Data Science Bootcamp. They’re also eligible for $240 per month off the Full Time Web Development Bootcamp.
An automatic $2,000 grant is applied towards your We Can Code It tuition if you are an underrepresented group in tech, including women.
The need for tech and STEM skills will be important to secure the jobs of the future. Because of this, it's imperative that tech companies recognize the current gender imbalance, which will prevent the sidelining of women in the field.
the women-only software engineering school.
Based in San Francisco, Hackbright Academy has empowered hundreds of engineers since 2012. Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women with a mission to increase female representation in tech through education, mentorship and community.
Hear It From Them: Women Bootcamp Grads
WOMEN AND INVESTING
Investing makes up a large portion of a healthy financial lifestyle. Determining what, when, and where to invest can be tricky. There are a number of resources available to help jump-start an investment journey. Start with The Simple Dollar's article on why women should invest, and how to get started.
WOMEN IN TECH ORGANIZATIONS
Browse this list & join some networking groups. You'll be able to ask questions and connect with fellow women in technology. Be sure to check out your local organizations as well!