Coding Bootcamp Scholarships

A comprehensive list of scholarship options for popular bootcamp providers. Plus, learn about financial assistance opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech, like People of Color, LGBTQIA+ Individuals, Women and Veterans.
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Thanks to the proliferation of bootcamp programs across the country and online, pivoting to a tech career has never been easier. These courses, teaching a range of specialized skills in coding, data science, cybersecurity and more, offer students an efficient route to a promising new career. In just a few months or less, these programs equip participants with job critical skills, interview and career prep and the ability to network with industry experts. 

Despite serving as a more affordable alternative to four-year degree programs, bootcamps can still command a hefty tuition, with some full-time in-person programs costing up to $12,000. Since these programs are not accredited institutions, participants are also not eligible for Pell Grants or state loans.

Despite the situation, bootcamps recognize that costs can be high, and combat that issue through numerous innovative finance solutions. Some schools offer an income-share agreement or otherwise defer tuition so payment is not due until you’re on the job in the field of your choosing. Others offer full or partial scholarships to students from all walks of life, in addition to need-based grants and funding for groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Finally, some non-profit organizations offer coding education completely free of charge.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of scholarship opportunities offered by bootcamps across all the categories you can find on codingbootcamps.io. For your convenience, we’ve broken down these offerings by compiling some of the most popular non-profit bootcamps, as well as listing out scholarship opportunities by school and target recipient. Be sure to browse our listings to learn more about each of these programs!

Nonprofit and/or Free Coding Bootcamps

Ada Developers Academy

This in-person program in Seattle, WA is completely free and prioritizes serving women, non-binary, Black, Latinx, Indigenous American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA+ and low-income people. A six-month full-time instructional period is followed by a five month paid tech internship. Students are, however, responsible for covering their living costs. Ada Academy’s curriculum focuses on programming languages like Ruby, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript.

Recurse Center

Recurse Center is not a bootcamp, as they state on their website, but instead a self-directed educational retreat for programmers. In one, six or 12 weeks, people with programming backgrounds complete coding projects and upskill their knowledge in this NYC-based program, with career services available upon completion from Recurse for those looking for a new job. The retreat is completely free with grants available for participants who require assistance covering housing costs. 

App Academy Open

For students looking to complete training online, this program provides free full access to all of App Academy’s Full Stack web development curriculum. While you won’t receive instructor-led learning that comes with the paid program, you will get over 1,500 hours of learning material from a top-rated bootcamp program. The free tier material is identical to the in-person course and contains App Academy’s interactive coding environment and community chat access. 

General Assembly Dash

Another free spinoff of a highly rated bootcamp school, General Assembly’s Dash program is an online project-based course for web development beginners. Participants will learn site design in HTML5, create a fully styled landing page in CSS3 and master dynamic interfaces in Javascript. The course can be completed on your own cadence, and prepares students interested in going further with General Assembly’s immersive paid bootcamp programs.

Skillcrush Free Coding Bootcamp

Skillcrush is a major provider in online courses in coding, design and user experience. Their free base course is self-paced and covers the basics of HTML & CSS, web and UX design, WordPress and the tech industry. This is a great option for beginners, as the program requires no technical background, with options to complete additional courses to enhance your knowledge.

Coding Bootcamp Scholarship by School

Below, we’ve listed out the primary scholarships available to participants of bootcamp programs found on our site, including scholarship amount and target recipient. Be sure to visit each provider’s page and website for additional information on curriculum, scholarships and grants, and program availability. Keep in mind, many providers regularly add new funds and scholarship opportunities, including for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


  • Women Who Code Scholarship | Must Apply for Financial Details

App Academy

  • Access Scholarship | Up to $5,000 available to female or underrepresented minority students
  • Deposit Assistance Program | Offers deposit assistance to up to five students in each cohort coming from a community historically underrepresented in tech

BrainStation – Scholarship amounts vary, apply for details

  • Women in Technology Scholarship
  • University and College Scholarship | For students and recent grads
  • Veterans Scholarship
  • Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship | For underrepresented groups
  • Not-for-Profit Scholarships | For professionals in the non-profit sector
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Code Fellows

  • The Scholarship Fund | Covers up to 70 percent of tuition for needs-based students
  • Diversity Scholarship | For student from underserved backgrounds
  • COVID-19 Scholarship | For individuals that have lost their job as a result of COVID-19
  • Career Changer | For students looking to join the tech industry
  • Underemployed | Individuals who are underemployed and making less than $35k a year
  • Recent Graduate | College graduates who have have graduated within the prior 24 months
  • Pay it Forward | Individuals who can show how they are already making a difference in their community, whether through serving or investing to bring about positive change.
  • Transfer Student | Individuals looking to transfer from a university, college, Bootcamp, or other educational institution.

CodeSmith – Apply for additional financial details

  • Women’s Scholarship
  • Minorities in Tech
  • LGBTQIA+ Scholarship
  • Prior Bootcamp Grad
  • Veterans
  • Codesmith Scholarship | Someone who exemplifies a passion for coding, going above and beyond for their community, and potential in the 5 capacities of a software engineer.
  • Black Engineers at Codesmith | Full scholarship for 10 black students attending the Software Engineering Immersive course
  • Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship by Lesbians who Tech | Covers 50% of the immersive program for two students per cohort

Coding Dojo – Scholarship amount dependent on type of program (full or part-time) See details on site

  • Women in Tech Scholarship 
  • Military Retraining
  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Fresh Start Fund | Awards up to $1,500 for those making less than $40K/year, established to help prospective students bridge gaps in income or other hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Career Reinvention Scholarship – Intended for experienced professionals who have “hit a wall” and are eager to reinvent their careers, but are unable to afford the professional assistance required to refine their skill sets.
  • Early Start Scholarship – intended for driven and determined freshly graduated high school students and young adults who are eager to get a jumpstart on their careers.

Coding Temple

  • Continuing Education Scholarship | $500 off for students who are enrolled in college or have graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Veteran Scholarship | $500 discount off tuition
  • Women in Tech Scholarship | $500 discount off tuition

Flatiron School

  • Women Take Tech Scholarship | Up to $3,000 discount
  • Access Scholarships | Up to $3,000 discount for students who identify as women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, veterans and/or LGBTQIA+
  • National Center for Women and Information Technology Scholarship | Full tuition scholarship for women in Michigan and Alabama
  • Merit Scholarship | Up to $2000 discount

FullStack Academy

  • Edie Windsor Scholarship | half-tuition scholarship for gender nonconforming individuals & LGBTQIA+ women in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech
  • Veterans | Veterans who choose to pay up-front (not taking advantage of deferred tuition or participating in the VET TEC program) are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship
  • Ada Lovelace Scholarship | Women+-identifying students who choose to pay up-front are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.
  • CyberNYC Fellowship | Tuition assistance provided to low-income New Yorkers who are eligible to work in the United States and have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19

Galvanize/Hack Reactor

  • Galvanize Scholarship | A full tuition scholarship eligible to all program participants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • We Stand Together Scholarship | A full tuition scholarship eligible to all program participants who identify as Black or African-American

General Assembly

  • Semper Doctrina Veteran Scholarship | Full tuition for any part-time GA course
  • Make it Happen Scholarship | $1000 partial scholarship, any program participant eligible
  • See Her Excel Tuition Discount | $1,500 tuition discount for program participants who identify as a woman, transgender person, genderqueer, or non-binary person and make less than $40K/year

Kenize Academy

  • Limited merit-based scholarships are available. Consult with the provider for details. 


  • The Metis Scholarship | Women, members of underrepresented demographic groups, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and/or veterans or members of the U.S. military are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship toward their Metis Data Analytics Bootcamp tuition, and $3,000 towards the Data Science & Engineering Bootcamp, the Data Science Bootcamp, and the Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp.

Nashville Software School

  • Nashville Opportunity Tuition | Students selected for this program receive a $2500 scholarship and are only required to pay $1500 in tuition at the start of the program. The remaining tuition balance of $8,500 is carried on our books until such time as the student a) graduates from NSS and b) secures their first tech job post-graduation.

Nucamp – Scholarship amount dependent on specific program

  • High School Graduates Fund
  • “Nu You” Fund | For those recently denied a student loan
  • Warrior Rising Fund | For military veterans and active duty members
  • ReSkill America Fund | For those recently impacted by COVID-19


  • Contact skillcrush to learn more about discount offers for veterans, students, and the unemployed


  • Veteran Scholarship | Up to $750 discount on tuition
  • Women’s Scholarship | Up to $750 discount on tuition
  • Student Scholarship | Up to $300 discount on tuition
  • COVID-19 Impact Fund | $4,000 scholarships available for the Data Science, UI/UX Design, and Software Engineering Career Tracks and $3,000 scholarships will be available for the Data Analytics and UX Career Tracks

Tech Talent South – Partial scholarships available, apply for more details

  • Diversity and Veteran Scholarship
  • Women in Tech Scholarship
  • Great Idea Scholarship


  • Women’s Scholarship | $100/month discount provided in partnership with Girl Code It and MotherCoders
  • Veterans’ Scholarship | $100/month discount provided in partnership with Operation Code.

Turing School

  • Internal Diversity Scholarship | Open to people who are underrepresented in tech, including people who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, People of Color, people with disabilities, and veterans, offers two $4000 scholarships each cohort.

Udacity – All potential scholarship applicants enroll in a free foundations “challenge course” with top students going on to receive a full tuition discount on one of Udacity’s nanodegree programs

  • AWS Machine Learning Scholarship Program | Full tuition towards Udacity’s nanodegree program in Machine Learning 
  • SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship Program | Full tuition towards Udacity’s nanodegree program in Cloud Native Application Architecture
  • Blacks In Technology Foundation Scholarship Program | Recipients can choose from among the following programs: Programming for Data Science with Python, Product Management or Cloud DevOps Engineering.
  • Bertelsmann Tech Scholarships | Bertelsmann employees and the general public are encouraged to apply for one of the three tech learning paths: Cloud, Data, or AI

Coding Bootcamp Scholarship by Target Recipient

If you’re not yet sure which provider might be right for you, we’ve broken down scholarship opportunities below for underrepresented groups that have traditionally not had equitable access to coding education and the tech industry. Read on to learn more about needs-based scholarships and funding opportunities for people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and veterans. Scholarships are noted under all categories for which they are applicable, and may be listed multiple times. 

Needs-Based Scholarships

ProviderScholarship NameScholarship Amount
Code FellowsThe Scholarship FundUp to 70 percent of tuition
Coding DojoFresh Start FundUp to $1,500
Fullstack AcademyCyberNYC Fellowship (NYC Only)Varies
SpringboardCOVID-19 Impact Fund$4,000 scholarships available for the Data Science, UI/UX Design, and Software Engineering Career Tracks and $3,000 scholarships will be available for the Data Analytics and UX Career Tracks
DevPoint LabsOpportunity in Tech Scholarship$5,500
We Can Code ITLow-Income ScholarshipUp to $2,000

Scholarships for People of Color

Scholarships for Women

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ People

Scholarships for Veterans

We’re positive you’ll find the perfect bootcamp to fit your professional and financial needs. Take some time to browse our listings to learn more about the career opportunities that may await!

Diversity in Tech Scholarship

CodingBootcamps.io is excited to offer a scholarship that will connect underrepresented groups with the tech skills they need to join the field.

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