Opportunity Fund is a philanthropic fellowship program that provides hands-on education, mentorship, and career opportunities to underrepresented groups across the globe.
Individuals, corporations, and foundations fund fellowships for underrepresented groups they wish to support, creating their own diverse pool of employable talent.
Fellowships provide transformative hands-on skills training and job opportunities, immersing students in a supportive community of fellow creators and practitioners.
Fellows commit to 100+ volunteer hours using their new skills to support nonprofit partners, who will benefit from fresh talent and access to education for their community.
Education, careers, and opportunities in technology should not be limited to any one demographic or sector. We want to ensure that anyone who is willing to work hard and follow their passions has a chance at a meaningful career pursuing work they love.
- Matthew O Brimer, Co-Founder at General Assembly
Participation in Opportunity Fund is available to individuals who have both been accepted into an Immersive program and identify with one of the underrepresented groups associated with the fellowship available.
For women and people of color
For women and people of color
For military veterans
For individuals from low-income backgrounds
For opportunity youth (age 18-24, low income) and veterans
Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis, funded by our generous corporate and philanthropic benefactors. Fellowships are open for applications in any GA metro that is hosting WDI or UXDI, and for the online Web Design Circuit. Please see individual scholarship pages above for application deadlines.
Danielle did quality assurance at The Gap before becoming a seasoned UX expert. She aims to increase diversity tech.
Volunteer: Black Girls Code
Jerome is a veteran from Memphis who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the first in his class to land a job.
Ivette worked in sales before becoming a web developer. She wants to increase the number of Latina women in tech.
Volunteer: Girls Who Code
Francis transitioned his experience in financial services to become a developer at a fin-tech startup in NYC.
Rose is complementing her background in nonprofit community engagement with fresh UX design skills to scale social impact.
Kay, a veteran and self-taught HTML/CSS hobbyist, was working as a business & system analyst. She is now a full-stack developer.
Volunteer: Hack the Hood
Alexandra worked in journalism and storytelling and is now a full-stack developer for an art events network.
Volunteer: Coder Dojo
Liza switched from marketing to become a developer at an international financial company.
Patrick was a teacher and served in the Navy for 5 years before pursuing a career in technology as a CTO of a startup.
Our vision at General Assembly is to build a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love. It is in the context of that vision that we’re happy to support Opportunity Fund — a new scholarship program designed to facilitate a more diverse community of skilled creators in the tech industry.We are partnering with some of the most influential people and companies today to offer scholarships for the entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers of tomorrow.
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