We’re thrilled to announce our new Code Reddit Scholarship Fund!
Already a major partner in helping us #changetheratio for women in tech, Reddit’s generous gift of $150,000 enables us to provide greater access for women of diverse backgrounds to attend Hackbright. We’re so excited for our increased partnership and ability to empower more women to gain the skills to become software engineers.
“As an experienced leader and technology executive, I believe it’s important to invest in diversity and inclusiveness for better products, for better teams, and because it’s just the right thing to do,” said Nick Caldwell, Vice President of Engineering at Reddit. “My first week on the job at Reddit, I met with students from Hackbright Academy and was completely blown away by their intensity, drive, and potential. We’ve since hired multiple bootcamp grads, some of whom have quickly risen to become strong engineering leaders.”
Reddit has been a leading partner of Hackbright through activities including:
Thanks to their tireless efforts to improve diversity and inclusivity in tech, Reddit’s new scholarship donation introduces three new tiers of scholarship opportunities for women looking to join us at Hackbright. Scholarships are available to both the Full-Time and Part-Time Software Engineering Programs, which enable women to learn the skills to enter the industry as full-stack developers.
- Code Reddit Fund Full Scholarship
- Code Reddit Fund $10K Scholarship
- Code Reddit Fund $5K Scholarship
These new scholarships reflect Reddit’s and Hackbright’s shared mission to improve equality in tech for underrepresented groups. Scholarships will be awarded based on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to: need, technical expertise, and belonging to part of a group that has been historically underrepresented in STEM (ex. Black, LatinX, American Indian, LGBTQ+, first-generation, and/or people with disabilities).
“In the years I’ve been involved with Hackbright Academy as a mentor, I’ve seen Hackbright pave the path for hundreds of women to launch their careers in technology. Hackbright’s mission is one that Reddit stands behind and has long supported through mentorship, which is why it’s a natural next step for us to now expand our collaboration with Hackbright,” said Steve Huffman, CEO of Reddit. “With this scholarship fund, we hope to help Hackbright empower even more women looking to begin new careers in tech.”
For more details on the scholarships, or to apply, visit our website.
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