Scholarship Alert: $100 Million #YesWeCode Fund to Improve Diversity in Tech
We have found another scholarship that’s looking for women and minority students to apply!!
The partners from the Tech Opportunity Fund and #YesWeCode, announced that applications for the newly renamed #YesWeCode Fund are now open. The announcement was made on Saturday at a luncheon panel hosted by Van Jones, Founder of Dream Corps and #YesWeCode, at the 2017 HBCU@SXSW. Additional panelists included Tess Posner, Managing Director of TechHire; Sam Kapila, Director of Academic Operations & Diversity at The Iron Yard; Derrick Morgan, Co-Founder of Huddle Ventures; Rodney Sampson, a partner at TechSquare Labs; and John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE. If you are keeping up several businesses came together and decided to stand in the gap and be a bridge. Connecting us to more opportunities, take advantage.
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The #YesWeCode Fund, initially launched as the Tech Opportunity Fund in September 2016, is a collaboration between The Iron Yard, Code Fellows, Operation HOPE, Opportunity Ecosystem, Climb Credit, TechSquare Labs, We Can Code IT and #YesWeCode. By unifying the efforts of code schools, government, civic organizations, and employers, the goal of the Fund is to increase diversity in the tech industry by removing financial barriers and increasing access to tech education. In addition to technical skills training, the initiative will include core financial literacy education and entrepreneurship training through Operation HOPE. – Cited www.prweb.com
This foundation will help a lot of students as they plan to award more than $100 million in diversity scholarships to women and minority students who are currently underrepresented in the tech workforce.
Each entity has pledged to donate millions to this program.
- The Iron Yard has committed $40 million in full-tuition scholarships to the school’s immersive programs,
- Code Fellows has committed $5 million in scholarships,
- We Can Code IT will offer $1 million in full-tuition scholarships,
- Operation HOPE will serve as the Fund’s financial literacy and entrepreneur training partner. To reach the goal of awarding $100 million in scholarships
Applications for #YesWeCode Fund scholarships are now open. To receive a scholarship, applicants will need to first be accepted into a participating code school through that program’s standard admissions process. Students will then receive a link to apply for the scholarship from the participating program. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified students on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
APPLY NOW #YesWeCode Fund, visit: http://www.yeswecodefund.com.
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