DEVELOP(her): The Bootcamp Scholarship for Women

Grand Circus is excited to announce our DEVELOP(her) Scholarships for women. These scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition for a limited number of seats in our Detroit Bootcamps [Front-End, .NET(C#) or Java] beginning April 2017.

Applications are open.


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. 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.

DEVELOP(her) Scholarship Timeline

  • Scholarship Application Announcement: February 1
  • Scholarship Applications Open: February 13 
  • Scholarship Applications Close: February 27 
  • Round One – In-Person Interview: March 6 or 7
    • Interviews will be 30 minutes long, during the day from 9-5pm
  • Round Two – Intro to Coding Workshop: March 14
  • Scholarship Awardee Announcement: March 17
    • Awardee will need to accept scholarship by March 20 and will then be sent pre-work
  • Bootcamp Pre-work due: April 1
  • Bootcamp Start Date: April 10

Scholarship Requirements

  • Can only apply once in a calendar year 
  • 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 will choose a bootcamp track preference [Front-End, Java or .NET(C#)].Grand Circus will ultimately choose the track the awardee will be enrolled in
  • Applicant agrees to pay $400 refundable deposit ($400 deposit refunded once successfully completing the bootcamp)
  • Applicant must be available for a full-time bootcamp. Class is held Monday through Friday, 9-5pm, beginning April 10 and graduating on June 2

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 (minus $400 refundable deposit)
  • Membership for a year in Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT)
  • Mentorship through the MCWT Ignite program


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

Applications are open and will close on February 27.