Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

January 23, 2015

6:45 pm

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with The Iron Yard, the Greenville, SC-based accelerator and tech education organization whose Academy courses have developed into leading entryways for tech careers. In order to be considered for the scholarship, prospective students must apply prior to the start of the upcoming classes on Monday, January 26 (so, you basically have the weekend to apply).

“Ask anyone in tech and they’ll say recruiting top talent is a daily priority,” said Disruption Corporation founder Paul Singh, in a statement.  “With The Iron Yard we’re training them right here for new careers in tech.  This is good for the new coders and good for tech companies at the same time.”

Since opening its doors toward the earlier part of 2014, Disruption Corporation saw a rapid increase in growth and popularity in the local DC tech ecosystem, doubling its Crystal City space within eight months. As part of this recent growth, Disruption formed a partnership with coding education organization The Iron Yard, which already runs its Academy classes in other cities, among them Atlanta,GA; Austin, TX; and Las Vegas, NV. The Iron Yard’s DC/Arlington inaugural courses in Front-End and Rails engineering are set to begin this upcoming Monday, January 26.

The Iron Yard program offered at Disruption Corporation will allow any student with little to no previous technical experience to learn how to develop Web applications in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. After an intensive 12 weeks of instruction from veterans in the tech industry, each student will create a production-quality capstone project displaying the skills they learned during the course.

If you’re interested in applying for the scholarship, simply apply to The Iron Yard’s DC/Arlington class which is set to start this upcoming Monday, January 26th, and write a brief, 250-word essay describing your vision for what you’d build after graduating from the program. The essay must be added to the end of the form in the “Anything else?” field, in order to qualify you for the $3,000 scholarship. Only one student will be selected for the scholarship. Apply now for the #SparkDisruption Scholarship


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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in ‘Doctor Who’, Murakami, ‘The Mindy Project’, and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a “writer”. Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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