Diversity in Tech Scholarship

Apply for the Coder Academy Scholarship Program and receive 50% off your tuition fees*.

*Conditions apply.

 

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Why A Diversity in Tech Scholarship?

At Coder Academy, we’re passionate about looking for ways we can encourage diversity in the tech sector. With so few women and minority groups choosing Computer Science subjects and degrees, there is a strong need for confidence building via mentorship, role models, and an educational opportunity that translates into real-world experience.

To combat the lack of diversity in technology, Coder Academy is proud to offer one Diversity Scholarship for each intake and campus of our Accelerated and Standard Bootcamps. The scholarship will cover 50% of the total course fees of $20,970. Scholarships will be judged on a creative submission, and finalists will be determined following an interview. The scholarship application deadline is 14 days prior to the course start date.

Coder Academy offers one person per campus, per intake the opportunity to receive a subsidy for our Web Development, Data Science and CCC Bootcamps.

Why a Diversity in Tech Scholarship?

At Coder Academy, we’re passionate about looking for ways we can encourage diversity in the tech sector. With so few women and minority groups choosing Computer Science subjects and degrees, there is a strong need for confidence building via mentorship, role models, and an educational opportunity that translates into real-world experience.

To combat the lack of diversity in technology, Coder Academy is proud to offer one Diversity Scholarship for each intake and campus of our Accelerated and Standard Bootcamps. The scholarship will cover 50% of the total course fees of $20,970. Scholarships will be judged on a creative submission, and finalists will be determined following an interview. The scholarship application deadline is 14 days prior to the course start date.

Coder Academy offers one person per campus, per intake the opportunity to receive a subsidy for our Web Development, Data Science and CCC Bootcamps.

Apply for a Diversity in Tech Scholarship in just 3 Steps

1.
Complete an online application form for your chosen Bootcamp.

Once you have completed your application for your chosen bootcamp you will receive a link to apply for your scholarship.

2.
Complete an online Scholarship application form.

Applications close 2 weeks prior to the intake date. Students will be notified if successful the Friday before the start date.  CLICK HERE.

3.
Attend an interview with our Academic Team.

Interviews are be based on your scholarship submission and will assess the criteria listed below.

Creative Portfolio

As part of your scholarship application, you will be asked to submit a themed portfolio of creative work that showcases your hobbies and interests, along with a brief written submission explaining why you aspire to a career in tech. You may use any media of choice for your themed portfolio submission (e.g. an illustration, short film, animation, storyboard, comic book, app, photography, creative writing, etc). The theme for your portfolio submission will be stipulated in the application form. 

All scholarship portfolios must be original works and created entirely by the scholarship applicant.

Check out some previous winning submissions to the right for inspo!

 

Creative Portfolio

Along with completing the online application forms, you are required to submit a themed portfolio of creative work that showcases your hobbies and interests, along with a brief written submission explaining why you aspire to become a coder. You may use any media of choice for your themed portfolio submission (e.g. an illustration, short film, animation, storyboard, comic book, app, photography, creative writing, etc). The theme for your portfolio submission will be stipulated in the application form. 

All scholarship portfolios must be original works and created entirely by the scholarship applicant.

Check out some of our past winning submissions below. 

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Important Dates for 2022

NB: Applications close 4 weeks prior to the intake date. 

BOOTCAMP INTAKE DATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE WINNERS ANNOUNCED 
WEB DEVELOPMENT  14 FEB 2022 14 JAN 2022 7 FEB 2022
DATA SCIENCE  17 FEB 2022 17 JAN 2022 3 FEB 2022
CODE, CLOUD AND CYBER BOOTCAMP  19 MAY 2022 21 APRIL 2022 5 MAY 2022

 

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • This scholarship is only open to students who enrol directly with Coder Academy. Any enrolments via an agent or other recruitment organisations will not be eligible for participation.
  • You must be available to attend a scholarship application interview as part of the scholarship awarding process.
  • You must meet all other usual eligibility and entry requirements.
  • To be considered for this high profile scholarship, the applicant must, as an ambassador of Coder Academy:
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to undertake full time intensive study.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a rewarding career in tech.
  • Possess strong communication and personal skills.
  • Continually engage with the tech community.

Judging Criteria

The scholarship program applicants will be judged on criteria including:
  • Creativity
  • Personality
  • Engagement within the tech space

Applicants will need to go through (at least) 2 interviews:

  • General admissions interview with the Admissions Officer based on your online application form.
  • Scholarship interview with a panel based on completed scholarship submission.
  • Tiebreaker interview (if necessary)

An applicant’s financial status or personal circumstances will not be considered in the evaluation process.

See full Terms and Conditions.

Hear from our 2021 Scholarship winners!

"Women have been historically underrepresented in the workplace since before "the workplace” existed. Earlier this year, in 2021, the Australian Government WGEA group released their latest report highlighting the gender pay gap. They recorded the total remuneration gap at 20.1%, which means men who work the same amount of time as women earn more than $25,000 a year more than women. This scholarship would enable me to engage and contribute to an evolving industry and in return, help change those statistics."

Daisy Watts - Scholarship Winner
Web Development Bootcamp - Melbourne Campus.

"I want to bring a fresh perspective when creating programs that benefit the community and increase inclusivity. I want to be able to set an example, and encourage others to consider a career in tech. Most of all I want to make a space for women of colour in the tech industry."

Natasha Mondodo - Scholarship Winner
Web Development Bootcamp - Brisbane Campus

You could be our next Diversity in Tech Scholarship winner!

Applications are now open for 2022 Diversity in Tech Scholarships for our Web Development Bootcamp, Data Science Bootcamp and Code, Cloud and Cyber Bootcamp.

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