Talent is evenly distributed, but unfortunately, opportunity is not.
For many minorities, coding is a form of expression and passion that can only be nurtured through habitual practice. Unfortunately, as minority households hold less average wealth compared to white households, many students who would like to pursue their passion don’t have the resources to do so.
Often battling many forms of bigotry, it’s important that minorities in the demanding computer science field are given an equal opportunity to pursue their passion for coding.
To support the endeavors of minorities who code across the country, the Coding for Minorities Scholarship will be awarded to one determined minority student pursuing a degree/career in coding or computer science.
Though not required, students who have large ambitions for their coding career on their profile will have a higher chance of winning this scholarship.
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.