We Invest in Your Coding Career

We are awarding $1.3 million in scholarships to people who demonstrate a commitment to launching their career in software engineering

The Hack Reactor Scholarship

As part of our mission to increase access to tech jobs for individuals of all professional backgrounds and experience levels, Hack Reactor is proud to announce our $1.3 million Scholarship Fund for individuals who are passionate about coding.

Hack Reactor believes in a more diverse and equitable tech workforce. As part of our Diversity and Inclusion efforts, we will be awarding at least 50% of all scholarships to underrepresented groups in software engineering*. Women, People of Color and LGBTQ community members are strongly encouraged to apply.

The current scholarship window runs from Jun 25, 2018 to Aug 13, 2018. This round we are giving out 2 half scholarships that are open to anyone. In addition, we will be awarding 1 full scholarship & 1 half scholarship to Women, and 1 full scholarship & 1 half scholarship to Underrepresented People of Color. These scholarships are applicable for our Sep 17, 2018 and Oct 29, 2018 cohorts.

*Data source: US Census Bureau & NACME. 50% is a minimum indicator - our goal is to reach higher.


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Meet Our Scholarship Winners

  • Image of Lisette Hamilton, one of the Hack Reactor scholarship winners. Lisette Hamilton
  • Image of Susie Chhuor, one of the Hack Reactor scholarship winners. Susie Chhuor
  • Image of Celeste Zamora, one of the Hack Reactor scholarship winners. Celeste Zamora
  • Image of Sophia Lee, one of the Hack Reactor scholarship winners. Sophia Lee
  • Image of Milena Milano, one of the Hack Reactor scholarship winners. Milena Milano
  • Image of Deepali Garg, one of the Hack Reactor scholarship winners. Deepali Garg

How to Apply

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Complete Scholarship Application Form

Application Period Currently Closed

Important Dates & Resources

Scholarship Application Period:
Scholarship Winners Announcement:
Sep 4, 2018
Campuses & Cohort Dates:
Applicable for All Campuses*.
Sep 17, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

*Due to state regulations we can not offer scholarships to those attending the New York campus at this time.

Advisory Board Members

The Advisory Board evaluates scholarship applicants in partnership with the Hack Reactor Scholarship Committee to ensure a transparent, equitable review process. Additionally, they lend their knowledge and expertise as it relates to diversity and inclusion, tech education, and industry demands to help us provide our scholarship recipients with the highest level of support possible.

Additional board members to be announced.

Other Scholarships We Offer

Hack Reactor is proud to offer additional web development scholarships in partnership with innovative organizations in our community. Scholarships are available at various times throughout the year - please continue to check this page for updates and new offerings.

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