2 New Programming Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

May 27, 2015

4:00 pm

Two new programming bootcamp scholarships will award free tuition for women to attend Hack Reactor and MakerSquare Los Angeles, the coding schools announced recently.

The I/Own It scholarship offers free tuition and a paid internship at Optimizely, an experience optimization platform for A/B testing and personalization based in San Francisco. Winners will attend Hack Reactor’s 12-week, in-person program starting in August, work with an Optimizely mentor throughout, and start their internship after graduation.

The deadline to apply for the I/Own It scholarship is June 1. To do that, candidates should apply for Hack Reactor and fill out the interest form here.

The second scholarship is a diversity scholarship for MakerSquare Los Angeles. Lucky recipients (who must be residents of southern California) will get free tuition to MakerSquare’s session starting June 29. To apply, first submit an application and get accepted to MakerSquare, and then they will send you a scholarship application.

MakerSquare’s first session in Austin boasted 50% women thanks to a similar scholarship. MakerSquare is part of the “Hack Reactor collective,” a network of partnered schools.

These bootcamp scholarships are a way to encourage more women to learn to code. “We are driving change by making programming education more accessible,” said MakerSquare cofounder Shehzan Devani. One study found that 38% of programming bootcamp graduates are women; right now, Hack Reactor has around 33% women in their remote class.

If you miss these deadlines, check out 16 coding bootcamps with scholarships for women for more opportunities.

Image credit: MakerSquare

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact