Announcing the Excella Technology Scholarship

We’re extremely excited to once again team up with Excella, an Agile technology firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, to renew the full-tuition Excella Technology Scholarship for 2021. 

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At Flatiron School, we believe in doing our part to create a more diverse and equitable tech workforce, and one of the ways we do this is by partnering with companies who share our values. That’s why we’re extremely excited to once again team up with Excella, an Agile technology firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, to renew the full-tuition Excella Technology Scholarship for 2021. 

Now in its third year, the Excella Technology Scholarship is designed to increase access to transformative education and fast-track the tech talent of tomorrow. To do this, the scholarship covers the full cost of tuition ($15,000) for students who identify as women or underrepresented minorities in tech to study software engineering or data science at Flatiron School’s Washington, D.C. campus

For 2021, we’re thrilled to announce Excella will double its impact by offering two full-tuition scholarships for the first time. Eligibility criteria has also been expanded to include students studying data science, currently one of the most sought-after sectors of the tech industry.

“A key component of Excella's Inclusion, Diversity and Equity strategy is to increase professional opportunities within tech for underrepresented groups,” says Mahreen Rashid, Excella’s Executive Vice President of People Services. “Without increased diversity, the tech community cannot reach its full potential. Flatiron School provides a gateway for aspiring tech professionals from all backgrounds to gain skills and experiences they need to have successful careers in tech.  Excella wants to continue to support underrepresented groups by providing access to careers in tech and is excited to partner with Flatiron School in achieving this goal.”

With Excella’s support, the recipients of this scholarship will spend 15 weeks learning the technical skills needed to reinvent themselves as software engineers or data scientists in Washington, D.C. They will receive access to the rigorous, industry-aligned curriculum, supportive learning community and dedicated career coaching that have helped thousands of Flatiron School graduates break into tech and transform their careers.

Applications for the Excella Technology Scholarship will be open Monday, November 2, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020 for software engineering or data science programs starting in January 2021.

Whether it’s with a partner or through our own initiatives, Flatiron School is committed to making a life-changing education accessible. From partial scholarships to no-cost fellowships, these programs help motivated individuals pursue the education — and careers — they deserve, even if they’ve experienced roadblocks in the past. Visit our Scholarship and Diversity Initiatives page to learn more and see if you qualify.

Eligibility Criteria

Accepting applications Monday, November 2, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020.

  • Applicants to on-campus software engineering or data science programs in Washington, D.C.

  • Residents of D.C., Maryland, or Virginia

  • Identify as a woman or an underrepresented minority in tech

  • Demonstrated passion for and dedication to continued learning

(Please note: while all Flatiron School campuses are currently closed as a health and safety precaution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus courses continue to be delivered remotely. See the earliest campus return dates.)

About Excella

Excella is an Agile technology firm helping leading organizations realize their future through the power of technology. Since 2002, federal agencies, prominent brands and trailblazing nonprofits have turned to Excella to transform bold ideas into elegant technology solutions. Excella believes technology exists to solve challenges and evolve thinking — they help organizations harness this power to make real progress. Learn more at  

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is current as of November 2, 2020. Current policies, offerings, procedures, and programs may differ.

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