How It Works


Individuals, corporations, and foundations fund fellowships for underrepresented groups they wish to support, creating their own diverse pool of employable talent.

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Fellowships provide transformative hands-on skills training and job opportunities, immersing students in a supportive community of fellow creators and practitioners.

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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.

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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


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Who Should Apply?

To be considered for Opportunity Fund a student must be accepted to the Web Development Immersive (WDI) or User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) through the standard General Assembly admissions process. Upon acceptance to an immersive course, students should ask their admissions producers for a fellowship application if interested. All Opportunity Fund candidates must have work authorization in their country of study.

The Opportunity Fund application will ask students to

  • Verify that they earn under $60,000/year or provide another compelling reason why they are in need of financial assistance to participate in their GA course
  • Share the story of how their life circumstances have affected their participation in the tech and design industries
  • Provide some demographic information
  • Discuss their plans following participating in a GA course

Opportunity Fund fellowships are currently available for the courses listed below:


Web Development

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User Experience Design Immersive

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Fellows Spotlight

Danielle Dynes

Danielle did quality assurance at The Gap before becoming a seasoned UX expert. She aims to increase diversity tech.
Volunteer: Black Girls Code

User Experience Design Immersive

Jerome Hardaway

Jerome is a veteran from Memphis who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the first in his class to land a job.
Volunteer: FRAGO

Web Development Immersive

Ivette Addington

Ivette worked in sales before becoming a web developer. She wants to increase the number of Latina women in tech.
Volunteer: Girls Who Code

Web Development Immersive

Francis Castillo

Francis transitioned his experience in financial services to become a developer at a fin-tech startup in NYC.
Volunteer: CodeNow

Web Development Immersive

Rose Kue

Rose is complementing her background in nonprofit community engagement with fresh UX design skills to scale social impact.
Volunteer: C/I

User Experience Design Immersive

Kay Hudson

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

Web Development Immersive

Alexandra Ackerman

Alexandra worked in journalism and storytelling and is now a full-stack developer for an art events network.
Volunteer: Coder Dojo

Web Development Immersive

Liza H Ramo

Liza switched from marketing to become a developer at an international financial company.
Volunteer: CodeNow

Web Development Immersive

Patrick Karsh

Patrick was a teacher and served in the Navy for 5 years before pursuing a career in technology as a CTO of a startup.
Volunteer: ScriptEd

Web Development Immersive

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About Opportunity Fund

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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Solving Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem, One Fellow at a Time
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General Assembly is Bringing Its Tech Scholarship Programs to Los Angeles and San Francisco
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Tech Program Backed by Rapper Nas Heads West
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