Last year, Galvanize announced the launch of a $1.8m “Opportunity Fund” to fund full, partial, and deposit-level scholarships for students who identify as Black or African-American to our full-time and part-time immersive programs in Software Engineering and Data Science. According to Pew Research Center, Black workers continue to be underrepresented in the STEM workforce, making up 11% of the U.S. workforce overall but only representing 9% of STEM workers.
To help plan for a more equitable future in tech, we are proud to announce the We Stand Together Scholarship: a scholarship for students who identify as Black or African-American for our part-time or full-time immersive programs.
The We Stand Together Scholarship will provide up to five full-tuition scholarships for each cohort start date, through the next ten cohorts, for both the Data Science and Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive bootcamps through Galvanize.
By participating in the Immersive bootcamps, scholarship recipients will have access to Galvanize’s career services staff, as well as an expansive alumni network. Scholarship Recipients will also be paired with a mentor as they start prep. Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive students will continue receiving mentor support during the immersive program through our Telegraph Track program.
“Continuing education must be made more accessible to underrepresented groups in order to meaningfully increase diversity in the workplace,” said Dr. Sam Kline, Galvanize Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. “We’re excited to announce the We Stand Together Scholarship as a means of making steps toward a more inclusive tech industry.”
How to Apply:
The application for the We Stand Together Scholarship is officially opened as of March 1st, 2021, and will close on March 15th. This first scholarship window will be for students targeting the Hack Reactor Software Engineering prep courses in April targeting our June 14 Software Engineering Immersive cohort. Full requirements for the application program can be found here.