Fullstack Academy is now offering the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship - a coding bootcamp scholarship sponsored by Lesbians Who Tech with the aim of helping LGBTQ and trans women, plus non-binary folks, jumpstart their careers in tech.
Anyone interested should apply for the scholarship at https://lesbianswhotech.org/codingscholarship/ to be considered.
Applicants select their coding bootcamp of choice on the scholarship application and if they are awarded the scholarship, Lesbians Who Tech will pay 50% of the tuition for that bootcamp. Applicants should apply to their bootcamp of choice prior to submitting the scholarship application at the website listed above. The scholarship can be used towards any Fullstack Academy immersive bootcamp program.
Some additional information about the scholarship: Edie Windsor, who passed away in 2017, was a long-time LGBTQ rights activist and--as a manager at IBM--was a great role model for women in tech. As the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, she is most widely known for her role in overturning DOMA (the “Defense of Marriage Act”) in 2013. In that ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held that defining marriage as a union solely between couples of opposite sexes was unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of gay marriage in the United States.
Please note that Lesbians Who Tech has partnerships with many coding bootcamps--not just with Fullstack Academy and Grace Hopper--and scholarship applicants simply indicate their bootcamp of choice on their application.
Lesbians Who Tech makes it clear applicants are more likely to be awarded the scholarship if they are applying to one of LWT’s partner schools, but they will award it to people applying to non-partner schools if those folks apply early enough for LWT to work everything out with the non-partner school.
Applicants who have additional questions can reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.