From March 11 – March 31, women who apply to Flatiron School will be eligible to receive one of 60 $3,500 scholarships.

Flatiron School is forever committed to increasing accessibility and improving gender parity in tech. We see on our campuses and in our online community every day: a diverse student body learns better. To date, we’ve helped over 1000 women break into tech through scholarships and custom programs, but we can’t go it alone.

Our partners at SeatGeek share our commitment to empowering women to change their careers, their lives, and the world around them through tech.

SeatGeek aims to foster and grow a strong community of female-identifying talent across all levels and backgrounds. The tech company acknowledges that we can all do more to close the gender gap in the industry.

We’re thrilled to partner with a company that is aligned on our mission to support women pursuing a career in tech.

Together, we launched this scholarship with an explicit goal – to march towards 50/50 gender representation in tech. We need you to help get us there.

Courses Offered

The 50/50 Scholarship covers our on-campus courses, as well as our full-time and part-time online courses.

On-Campus Courses
  • 15 weeks
    Software Engineering

    Our flagship program. Launch your career as a full-stack web developer in 15 weeks.

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  • 15 weeks
    Data Science

    Enter one of the tech industry’s most in-demand sectors. Study full-time and become a well-rounded data scientists.

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  • 24 weeks
    UX/UI Design

    Learn the user experience, client management, technical, and practical skills necessary to launch a successful career as a user experience (UX) or user interface (UI) designer in 24 weeks.

Online Courses
  • 5–10 months
    Online Software Engineering

    Launch your career as a full-stack web developer online with a full-time or part-time pace and tuition option that’s right for you.

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  • 5–10 months
    Online Data Science

    Enter one of the tech industry’s most in-demand sectors. Study full-time or part-time.

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Tech Trailblazers Throughout History

For inspiration to break into the world of tech, we need look no further than our own history. From the earliest computing pioneers to today’s leading innovators, women have shaped the course of tech history since the very beginning.

Take a look at a few of the trailblazing women who have made history, and remember – you could be one of them.

Tech Trailblazers of Flatiron

We take diversity seriously. Our commitment to gender parity in tech extends from our students to our staff and instructors.

Expect to be challenged” and “be comfortable feeling uncomfortable [as] that’s why it’s worth learning.”

Hard work pays off. Challenges are learning opportunities. A coding bootcamp should be teaching you while empowering you to succeed.”

It’s important to find meaning in your career. Identify what excites you in a job and seek those connections. You’ll produce more meaningful work and may even find a new career along the way.”

Defying industry trends in the classroom – and beyond

Studies show a disheartening picture of the gender imbalance in tech. At Flatiron School, we’re defying industry trends.

Industry Trends

At Flatiron School

Women hold 25% of tech jobs

Women make up just a quarter of the tech workforce.

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Student body ranges from 35 - 60% women

Our classes often achieve gender parity, with women even outnumbering men in some cohorts.

Participation has been falling

The percentage of women in tech has been declining since its 1991 high of 36%.

Identical graduation rates

Women are just as successful as men in completing our programs.

Quit rate 2x higher for women

Even when women get their foot in the door, they leave the industry at over twice the rate of men.

No wage gap

According to our verified outcomes data, women earn as much or more than male grads.

Industry Trends

At Flatiron School

“Diversity as we often discuss it is a proxy for diversity of thought. Having a wide range of views and experiences represented on your team means you’ll be in a better position to see — and solve — more and bigger problems. The bottom line: You can’t effectively build products for the whole world if your organization only represents a small slice of it.”

Rebekah Rombom

Rebekah Rombom

General Manager, Online
Community + Events

Creating a community that inspires confidence

Through custom programming, events, and pedagogy, we strive to create an inclusive environment for women to build their skills and prepare for an industry ready for change.

Building community among women in tech extends beyond the classroom. Across all of our global campuses and online, we regularly host events to bring women together, from leading tech influencers to women just starting their journey in tech.

Whether through a women’s-only study session or panel discussion, we are committed to creating inclusive spaces for women to connect with one another and strengthen community.

Join us for one of the events below, or check out our full events calendar to find an opportunity near you.

How to Launch Your Career in Tech with CodeNewbie Founder, Saron Yitbarek
Tuesday, March 12 | Washington, DC — RSVP

Women in Design Panel Webinar
Wednesday, March 20 | Online — RSVP

Women Trailblazers in Tech Panel
Tuesday, March 26 | Brooklyn, NY — RSVP

The 50/50 Coalition

We are honored to partner with nonprofit organizations and women’s groups across the country in their work to support women in tech. To bring the 50/50 Scholarship to communities nationwide, we called upon our partners to spread the word to their members and ensure women near and far have access to this opportunity.

Meet your advocates at Flatiron School

Meet your advocates at Flatiron School

We take diversity seriously. Women make up over 45% of our staff. Female makers, teachers, and leaders impact every level of our organization and touch every part of your student journey.

Flatiron Alums Return to Share their Experiences

Four alums come back to Flatiron chat about their experiences as women breaking into tech.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application deadline?

All applicants must apply by March 31 at 11:59 PT to be eligible for this scholarship. Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, so the sooner you get your application in, the better.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

This scholarship is open to all women-identifying and non-binary applicants.

Is there an age limit for applying?

None at all – our student body is made up of career changers of all ages. However, you must be 18 to apply to our online programs and 21 for our campus programs.

Are all the programs offered on campus also offered Are all the courses the same across campuses?

Should I attend your in-person or online bootcamp? What’s the difference?

That depends on a few important factors. What’s your learning style? Where are you in life right now? What kind of experience are you looking for?

We recommend thinking of it like exercise. Some people just need a pair of sneakers and can run outside. Some people want access to the best equipment so they join a gym, or to be part of a community and they do Crossfit. Some people want to take organized classes, and some need to go away for yoga retreats and focus on nothing but that. Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong way to get fit. It’s about knowing your goals and knowing what brings the best out of you.

The same is true with learning. Do you want a rigid schedule or to learn at your own pace? Do you do better in a quiet environment or surrounded by people? Do you want to focus on this full time or not?

Here are a few other things that may help:

  • Location: Do you live in one of the cities where we offer our in-person course or are you willing to move here  for the duration of the program? Flatiron School’s in-person students spend 15 weeks of intensive work at on campus, whereas online students can learn anywhere they have a solid internet connection.
  • Pace: Do you prefer to immerse yourself in a flood of information, or take things at your own pace? Our in-person immersive and full-time online course progresses very quickly, though with robust pre-work and plenty of resources to help you along the way. With our part-time and self-paced online courses, you can move at a pace that works for you and around your schedule. You can also decide whether it’s worth your time to quit your job and pursue these studies full-time or to fit your studies around your job.

End Goal: All programs are focused on getting you a job in tech after graduation. No matter where you choose to learn, each program offers placements all over the United States and United Kingdom.

Are there prerequisites to apply to Flatiron School?

While there are no prerequisites to our courses and we welcome beginners, we do recommend exploring our free Coding Bootcamp Prep and Data Science Bootcamp Prep courses.

What’s the application process like?

The first step is to fill out a written application [CTA link]. Once submitted, you should hear back from our admissions team on the next step within 2 business days. If your application is chosen to move forward, you will be invited to schedule a video call with a member of the admissions team to get to know you better. For our on-campus courses and online data science course, students will then complete a technical interview based on our free prep courses. After this point, students receive an admissions decision within a few business days.

How can I make my application stand out for this scholarship?

  • Just as you’d prepare for the interview process, the best way to stand out is to make progress in our free Coding Bootcamp Prep and Data Science Bootcamp Prep Courses.
  • We want to fill our student community with people who see software engineering and data science as a passion, people who want to launch lifelong careers in tech. It’s much easier to show that you’re passionate and dedicated by taking the initiative to get started first. Even if you’ve only worked through a few lessons, showing a little effort and curiosity speaks volumes in your application.

I still have questions – who should I contact? Please reach to Admissions@flatironschool.com. There’s no such thing as a bad question.