Women Take Tech Scholarship

Together, we can help bridge tech’s gender gap. At Flatiron School, we work tirelessly to empower women in tech and break down obstacles to a new career.

Ready to take control of your career and build a life you love? Apply for the Women Take Tech scholarship of up to $3,000.

Tech has a gender diversity problem.

For years the tech industry has been grappling with a problem that it still hasn’t solved: the industry is overwhelmingly staffed by men. And while strides have been made, gender parity in tech is still too far off.

As recently as July 2020, there still is not nearly enough women in tech. The majority of tech’s employees are men by about 2:1, a ratio that’s even more lopsided in technical roles.

Unfortunately, the industry’s trendsetters haven’t caught on, either; gender diversity still varies widely across tech’s most influential companies. In some years, the industry improves these ratios, whereas in others it steps in the wrong direction.

And in addition to the problems inherent to a gender gap, they’re bad both for a company’s culture and for its bottom line.

Tech companies lose more than $16 billion every year from half of tech’s women turning over, and there are direct correlations between a company’s gender parity with its business performance. Put simply: companies with a more diverse staff build better products en route to greater success. 

Of course, change starts with us. And there are lots of things we can do to help, like raise awareness about unfair stereotypes, identify biases that might drive women away from STEM when they’re young, promote better hiring practices, advance tech scholarships for women, and make tech education more accessible

+$3,915

average starting salary

Women saw a $72,280 average starting salary — $3,915 more than the $68,365 for men.
7%

more hired than men

In our latest Jobs Report, 90% of our women alumni successfully landed jobs within the reporting period — 7 points higher than men.

Launch a thriving career

Flatiron School’s successful grad prove that women can launch careers, thrive, and improve their lives.

 

For all placement rates on this page: For job-seeking women graduates included in the 2020 Jobs Report including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles during the reporting period

 

 

Learn the skills you need to thrive in tech.

A more diverse tech workforce is more creative and effective, and we model that culture at Flatiron. Since 2012, we’ve partnered with like-minded companies to award $1M in coding scholarships for women in tech and have remained committed to fostering an inclusive learning community where every student can thrive.

Meet some alumni who’ve overcome their obstacles and pursued a tech education en route to becoming successful women in STEM.

90%

women’s employment rate

We help hundreds of every year get the education they need to start the tech career they want. Women are enrolling at Flatiron, finding jobs, and succeeding — making Flatiron the perfect place for you to invest in your future.
$72,380

women’s average starting salary

For all average starting salaries on this page: For job-seeking students who accepted full-time salaried jobs during the reporting period and disclosed their compensation. The average starting salary for students who took full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, or freelance roles and disclosed compensation was $31/hr for graduates who identified as male and $33/hr for graduates who identified as female. The average pay for a part-time role was $24/hr for graduates who identify as male and $30/hr for graduates who identify as female.

Together, we can make tech a more inclusive industry

At Flatiron, we’re in a great position to effect change: we can help make tech education more accessible to women through tech scholarships, initiatives, and a supportive learning environment. And though we still have room to improve, our latest Jobs Report shows our accessibility efforts are having an impact.

 

Eligibility

The Women Take Tech Scholarship is designed for new enrollees in Flatiron School programs globally. Flatiron School has allocated $200,000 dollars from our scholarship budget to equip women recipients with the education and skills necessary to obtain a job in the information technology workforce.

The scholarship will be offered to eligible female students who enroll starting in March 2021.

Approximately 75 students will receive a scholarship each year.

Flatiron School will cover between $1,000 to $3,000 for each scholarship recipient in the form of a tuition credit, depending on program and eligibility requirements.

Scholarships will be available to students interested in Flatiron School’s on-campus and online (Live and Flex) Software Engineering, Data Science, Cybersecurity Analytics, Cybersecurity Engineering and Product Design programs.

Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who successfully complete the admission process, are at least 18 years of age, and identify as a woman.

Apply for the scholarship

Frequently asked questions

The Women Take Tech Scholarship is designed for new enrollees at Flatiron School courses globally. Flatiron School has allocated $200,000 dollars from our scholarship budget to equip women recipients with the education and skills necessary to obtain a job in the information technology workforce.

The scholarship will be offered to eligible female students who enroll starting in March 2021. Approximately 75 students per year will receive a scholarship.

Flatiron School will cover between $2,000 to $3,000 for each scholarship recipient in the form of a tuition credit, depending on program and eligibility requirements. Scholarships will be available to students interested in Flatiron School’s online and on-campus (currently remote) Software EngineeringData Science, or Cybersecurity Engineering programs. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who successfully complete the admission process, are at least 18 years of age, and identify as a woman.

Available for all Flatiron School campus-based and online courses globally.

To build a more diverse, inclusive tech community, Women Take Tech Scholarships will be awarded to students who identify as a woman.

You may qualify for an additional grant if you earned less than the annual income shown during at least the last 12 consecutive months for the region where you reside:

  • San Francisco: $50,000
  • New York City, Seattle: $40,000
  • All other US Markets: $33,000

To bring fresh perspectives and new backgrounds to the tech community, Women Take Tech Scholarships will only be awarded to individuals who have no prior experience working in the technical role they’re being trained for.

See additional Flatiron School Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Apply to Flatiron School as you normally would. Then you’ll discuss the scholarship and eligibility when you chat with one of our admissions reps.