Announcing the NexTech 100 Scholarship 

Posted by Flatiron School  /  January 21, 2020

Since our founding in 2012, Flatiron School’s mission has been to enable the pursuit of a better life through education. And we’ve done that in a lot of ways. From a rigorous curriculum that teaches in-demand skills to a supportive and inclusive community, we help students change careers with confidence. We also do this by partnering with organizations who want to empower the next wave of tech innovators and leaders. Today, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Cognizant U.S. Foundation and the launch of the NexTech 100 Scholarship.

The Cognizant U.S. Foundation NexTech 100 Scholarship will provide 100 full scholarships to historically underrepresented groups in tech, including women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Who’s eligible

The eligibility criteria for the Cognizant US Foundation NexTech 100 Scholarship is listed below. First, recipients must be from historically disadvantaged groups that are underrepresented in tech. Then, additional preference will be given based on education and income backgrounds.

To qualify, applicants must identify as:

  • Women
  • Underrepresented minorities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans
  • Or people with disabilities

Additional preference will also be given to people who meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals who do not hold a 4-year college degree
  • Individuals who have never held a job in the field to which they are applying
  • Individuals with financial need

See additional terms and conditions here.

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The NexTech 100 Scholarship is for Flatiron School’s on-campus programs only. The NexTech 100 Scholarship can be applied to our Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and UX/UI programs at select campuses. Eligible courses and campuses include:

If selected, you’ll enroll in Flatiron School and join a community that supports you throughout the program. This includes our Career Services team and our dedicated career coaches who work 1:1 with you to land a job that’s right for you in tech. Learn more about our track record of third-party jobs outcomes reporting, here.

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The future starts with you

We want to ease financial barriers to a great education. Tuition costs should not prevent you from a quality education and a bright future. That’s why we offer multiple tuition and financing options along with initiatives like the NexTech 100 Scholarship. Your experience, your background, and your voice are all needed to help shape tech. Together, we can help make a more inclusive tech community that creates new products and services that better represent the world we live in and impact the future for the better

Of course, we can’t do it without you. We encourage anyone who’s interested in the NexTech 100 Scholarship to apply before February 7th, 2020. Apply today and join the next wave of innovators shaping the future of tech!