DEVELOP(her): The Bootcamp Scholarship for Women

Grand Circus is proud to offer the DEVELOP(her) Scholarship at both our Detroit and Grand Rapids campus. Through the generosity of TEKsystems, we will be able to offer 20 partial scholarships to women throughout 2019.

DEVELOP(her) Scholarship applications for our Q4 2019 Bootcamps are now open. The partial scholarship will cover $3,750 of the cost of tuition.

Ready to get the ball rolling?

We’re committed to training more women for careers in tech. One of the ways we do this is by providing coding bootcamp scholarships for women. Through our rigorous application process, we select passionate, talented students and award them bootcamp scholarships to a full-time or after-hours bootcamp in Detroit or Grand Rapids this year. The admissions team considers demonstrated level of commitment, career goals, and unique skills during the application process.

Candidates interested in the DEVELOP(her) scholarship must complete our regular bootcamp admissions process by submitting an application and attending an in-person interview.

Requirements & Commitments

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must identify as female
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Scholarship winners agree to awardee commitments
  • Applicant must be available for the full length of the bootcamp
  • Applicant must:
      • Provide proof of household income (scholarships are reserved for needs-based candidates who are at or under a $50K annual income)
      • Consider themselves underemployed or unemployed
      • Be a Michigan resident


Awardee Commitments

  • Agree to be a part of an alumni highlight blog 
  • Attend an alumni panel during a future bootcamp to speak to students
  • Opt in to the Grand Circus Career Assistance process
  • Be available for press appearances and other media asks if needed

Awardees Receive

  • A partial scholarship to a full-time or after-hours bootcamp (not to be combined with any other scholarships or discounts)

The Process

  1. Apply to a bootcamp as normal through the interest form/application
  2. Complete the DEVELOP(her) qualifying questions in the bootcamp application
  3. Schedule an in-person interview with the admissions team (invite only)
  4. You will be asked to submit an $800 non-refundable deposit in order to receive the mandatory Unit 1: pre-work
  5. Pass unit 1: pre-work

Grand Circus will decide on scholarship awardees based on Unit 1 scores, applications, and in-person interview. 


Interested in more bootcamp FAQs? Check out our FAQ page here.