Opportunity Fund

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Leveling the playing field so you can pursue a career you love.

How To Apply

Participation in the Opportunity Fund is available to individuals who have both been accepted to an Immersive program and identify with one of the underrepresented groups associated with the scholarships available.

Opportunity Fund scholarships are available for our Web Development Immersive (WDI) and User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) programs. New scholarships will be announced in early 2015, so leave your email address above and we will be in touch as soon as applications open!

In the meantime you can apply directly to WDI or UXDI.

Introducing Opportunity Fund
Student Stories

How It Works

As advocates for young men of color in tech, we are excited to be part of this movement to expand opportunities in technology by welcoming these newly-minted GA graduates into our corps of volunteers.

Christina Lewis Halpern, Founder, All Star Code

FAQs

Q: Where can I participate in Opportunity Fund?

Anywhere there is a campus hosting the course for which you are applying.

Q: How much of the cost of the program is subsidized?

The tuition subsidy granted to each fellow is determined by the individual fellowship. Payment plans and additional financing options are available.

Q: What do I need to do if I am selected as a Fellow?

Selected Fellows are required to pay 25% of their dues within one week of being selected or they will forfeit the fellowship.

Q: How will recipients of the fellowship be determined?

Selection is determined through an online application and interviews. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and selections will be made by General Assembly employees and instructors (the fellowship review committee’).

A collective group decision will be made on each of the final candidates. In addition to GA’s standard course admissions criteria, we also look at the following:

  • Demonstrated potential
  • Financial need
  • Identification with an underrepresented group
  • Commitment & community engagement
  • Evidence of prior interest or activity in this field

Q: Why is General Assembly launching this program?

We are launching this program to help bring more underrepresented groups into technology and provide more diversified talent to the 21st century economy.

Q: How do I become a benefactor?

Sponsor a scholarship program today and start changing the world tomorrow. Learn more about becoming a Benefactor.

Q: What does becoming a Fellow entail?

Acceptance in GA’s Immersive Programs gives you:

  • Three months of training in either Web Development or User Experience Design, with more courses coming soon.
  • Access to GA’s Global Outcomes Network (We’ll help you find a job in any GA city)
  • Access to GA’s job preparation programming
  • Eligibility to participate in GA’s Apprenticeship Program
  • Free passes to GA classes and workshops during and after program
  • Free Codeschool & Hipchat accounts during time at GA
  • And more GA student-only perks!

Q: What are the conditions under which a fellowship can be withdrawn?

  • Failure to pay 25% of the cost of tuition within one week of accepting a fellowship
  • Failure to comply with General Assembly’s Student Conduct Policy
  • Withdrawal (voluntarily or involuntarily) from the course

Seize Your Opportunity

Opportunity Fund scholarships are available for our Web Development Immersive (WDI) and User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) programs. New scholarships will be announced in early 2015, so leave your email address above and we will be in touch as soon as applications open!

In the meantime you can apply directly to WDI or UXDI.

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