In an effort to promote equality in the STEM workforce, YEC member company RefactorU has launched a diversity scholarship program benefitting women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.
Led by YEC member Sean Daken, RefactorU offers intensive, hands-on coding classes to beginners. The web development boot camp will offer 27 scholarships a year to students who classify as female, Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander.
Students apply by submitting an essay and a personal statement. A panel then judges applicants on their ability to problem-solve, their passion for coding, and other factors.
When speaking of the new scholarship program, Sean said: “RefactorU has developed the most comprehensive and rigorous diversity-related scholarships of any accelerated skills boot camp in the United States. We recognize that structural inequality exists, and we are committed to reducing that inequality by offering a competitive scholarship program to foster diversity in the STEM workforce.”
Learn more about this scholarship program in RefactorU's press release.