Oakland scholarships with yeswecode


25 Scholarships to the Summer Academy for Oakland-based Students

March 20, 2018

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Make School and #YesWeCode are partnering for the second year in a row to get more Oakland-based students prepared with 21st century skills for a career in the tech industry.

Together we’re providing 25 full tuition scholarships with a transportation stipend. We will also cover housing and Macbooks for a select few.

The 25 Oakland-based students will be part of a cohort of 150 students from around the world. Students will learn iOS or web development and they will have launched their own iPhone App or website by the end of the 6-week program. Students will represent the local Oakland community and culture while making a global, lifelong network. Apply for a scholarship to the Summer Academy here.

The partnership between YesWeCode and Make School is part of a larger movement to tackle the diversity problem in Silicon Valley.

“We’re excited to partner with YesWeCode for a second time to provide students in need with a path into the tech industry. With our recently revamped Summer Academy, we’re committed to making our programs more accessible. And as a result, YesWeCode and Make School are together able to provide bright, talented scholars from Oakland more support than ever to pursue their dream careers.” - Dion Larson, Head of Summer Academy

YesWeCode is an inspiring organization with a bold mission to empower 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds to find success in the tech sector by 2020.

The Summer Academy is open to beginner to expert level coders. Apply for the Summer Academy and Scholarships here.

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