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 10 scholarships to women in 2018, which will cover the cost of one of our coding bootcamps.

Applications for the DEVELOP(her) program are now closed.

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 a level of commitment, career goals, and unique skills.

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

We’re excited to partner with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) for the third year for early career mentorship for the scholarship awardees.

Requirements & Commitments

Applications for the DEVELOP(her) program are now closed.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must identify as female
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience
    • Any type of full-time (32 hours or more/week) position held for a minimum of 6 months
  • Scholarship winners agree to awardee commitments (see below)
  • Applicant must be available for the full length of the bootcamp
  • Applicant must:
      • Provide proof of individual income (if applicable)
      • Consider themselves underemployed or unemployed
      • Be a Michigan resident


Awardee Commitments

  • Agree to be a part of a two-part blog series/interview series
  • Attend and speak at one bootcamp info session per quarter
  • Opt in to the Grand Circus Career Assistance process
  • Commit to a Facebook Live on your bootcamp experience
  • Commit to being available for media appearances

Awardees Receive

  • Full-tuition scholarship to a full-time / after-hours bootcamp
  • Membership for a year in Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT)
  • Mentorship through the MCWT Ignite program

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

Grand Circus will decide on scholarship awardees based on Unit 1 scores, application and advisory board decisions.

Applications for the DEVELOP(her) program are now closed.


Applications for our October DEVELOP(her) scholarships will open on July 16. We encourage anyone that is interested to apply through the bootcamp application process, applications for the DEVELOP(her) scholarship will close August 8.


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