How It Works

Benefactors

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

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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Nonprofits

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

30

Fellowships awarded

3000

Volunteer hours

$65,000

Average graduate salary

Fellowships

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.

 

Design for Change

For women and people of color

 

Code for Change

For women and people of color

 

Command Line

For military veterans

 

Level Up

For individuals from low-income backgrounds

 

Jump Start

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.

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

Design for Change Fellow

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

Command Line Fellow

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

Code for Change Fellow

Francis Castillo

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

Code for Change Fellow

Rose Kue

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

Design for Change Fellow

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

Code for Change Fellow

Alexandra Ackerman

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

Code for Change Fellow

Liza H Ramo

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

Code for Change Fellow

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

Command Line Fellow

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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.

See our accomplishments in 2014

In the Press

Good Magazine

Solving Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem, One Fellow at a Time
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TechCrunch

Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian and PayPal Throw Support Behind General Assembly's Opportunity Fund
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The Next Web

General Assembly is Bringing Its Tech Scholarship Programs to Los Angeles and San Francisco
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Crain's New York

Tech Program Backed by Rapper Nas Heads West
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