DEVELOP(her): The Bootcamp Scholarship for Women

Grand Circus is proud to offer the DEVELOP(her) Scholarship for women both in Detroit and Grand Rapids. These scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition for a limited number of seats in full-time programs.

Stay tuned for more information on our next round of DEVELOP(her) Scholarships.

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 and talented students and award them coding scholarships to a full-time bootcamp in Detroit and in Grand Rapids later this year. The admissions panel considers demonstrated level of commitment, career goals and unique skills.  A short list of the students we interview for DEVELOP(her) scholarships are then invited to an “intro to coding” workshop. This course allows us to further evaluate the skill level and passion of each scholarship candidate, and ultimately helps our team in the final selections process.

We’re excited to partner with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) for the second year in a row for early career mentorship for the Scholarship Awardees.

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
  • The scholarship award cannot be moved to another bootcamp (ex. Switch tracks or start date)
  • Scholarship winners agree to awardee commitments (see below)
  • Scholarships are based on individual bootcamp availability
  • Applicant must be available for a full-time bootcamp.

Awardee Commitments

  • Agree to be a part of a four-part blog series/interview Series
  • Attend and speak at one bootcamp info session per quarter
  • Become an alumni mentor to a future scholarship recipient
  • Opt in to the Grand Circus Job Assistance process
  • Optional: Help interview other scholarship recipients for future bootcamps 

Awardees Receive

  • Full-tuition scholarship to a full-time, 10-week bootcamp
  • Membership for a year in Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT)
  • Mentorship through the MCWT Ignite program

Interested in applying for the DEVELOP(her) Scholarship? Stay tuned! More information will be coming soon.


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