8 Coding Scholarships Available in DetroitBy Amanda Lewan on September 23rd, 2016 /
It’s no secret that learning technology skills such as coding can lead to jobs. There’s been a big effort in Detroit to start to train a tech savvy workforce, with multiple schools, courses, and meetups growing including Apprehend, Grand Circus, Girl Develop It. Now, there’s more scholarship opportunities too.
Detroit’s newest tech training institute, the globally known Iron Yard, is offering up to 8 free scholarships for Detroit students to learn coding. The Detroit Community Forward Scholarship program was designed to support students who are passionate about using technology to improve their communities. The scholarship is part of The Iron Yard’s larger “Community Forward” initiative that will roll out on five of the code school’s U.S. campuses this fall.
“Being a good steward of the community is in the DNA of The Iron Yard,” said Peter Barth, CEO of The Iron Yard. “The Community Forward program looks to support students who have the passion and drive to make a positive change in their community but need financial assistance to participate in a code school course. By equipping these individuals with technical coding skills, we hope to enable them to ‘pay it forward’ and make a long-lasting impact on Detroit.”
Applications for the Detroit Community Forward Scholarship are now open and will be accepted through Sept. 26. To receive a scholarship, applicants will need to be accepted to The Iron Yard’s program and complete the scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified students on a first come, first served basis.