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Code Reddit Scholarship Fund

The Code Reddit Scholarship Fund, a partnership between Hackbright and Reddit, aims to provide greater access for women to attend Hackbright’s bootcamp programs and become software engineers. The mission of this fund is to empower more women to gain the skills to enter the industry and change the ratio for women in tech. With Code Reddit, Hackbright will award $5K, $10K, and full-ride scholarships to our Software Engineering Programs.

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. 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.  
Nick Caldwell
VP Engineering, Reddit
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. With this scholarship fund, we hope to help Hackbright empower even more women looking to begin new careers in tech.
Steve Huffman
CEO, Reddit

Scholarship Criteria Rules

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+, and/or people with disabilities).

It is the mission of Hackbright to #changetheratio of women in tech. Since 2012, Hackbright Academy has graduated 700+ women with the skills to be software engineers, and our goal is to train more women faster. If you’ve wanted to transition into software engineering, now is the time.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet Hackbright Academy admissions requirements and be accepted into the Full-Time or Part-Time Software Engineering Program.

How to Apply for a code Reddit Scholarship

  1. Submit this scholarship form
  2. Submit your application for the Full-Time or Part-Time Software Engineering Program

Upcoming Session Dates

Jan 7 – Mar 29, 2019 (Full-Time)

Jan 15 – July 13, 2019 (Part-Time)

Learn more about education at Hackbright in the full-time and part-time software engineering programs!