The Future Leaders of Tech Scholarship

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This is an exciting opportunity to change your life in 10 weeks.

Writing code is the most important technological skill in the world today. According to President Obama, "We need young Americans like you to master the tools of technology. If you're willing to work and study hard, the future is yours to shape." Wyncode, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is proud to announce a full scholarship to economically disadvantaged students who show exceptional drive and passion to learn to code.

This scholarship covers 100% of the tuition for Wyncode Academy's 10-week development bootcamp. Successful completion of the program prepares students to be full-stack web developers and influential entrepreneurs in South Florida's growing tech scene.

Recipients of the Future Leaders of Tech scholarships will be enrolled in a ten-week Wyncode Academy cohort in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Following the course, recipients will take part in a 3-month paid internship with a local power-player in the tech community, rife with hands-on learning and mentorship experiences.

So far, six companies have already stepped up to the challenge, asserting their dedication to creating a future where technology careers are open to people of all backgrounds and identities. The companies partaking thus far are CareCloud, Clutch Prep, Kipu Systems, Trim Agency, and Watsco Ventures. These companies will be involved from the beginning of the scholarship process, being a part of selecting the Future Leaders of Tech scholar whom they want to hire for the internship after the bootcamp and even mentoring the individual during their bootcamp experience.

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Mission

Wyncode Academy and Knight Foundation seeks to provide educational opportunities in computer programming, entrepreneurship, and networking to exceptional students who are lacking financial means. These effective leaders will transform their communities by example, continually give back, and blaze a trail of success across the technological landscape of South Florida.

Application

If you're motivated, determined, ambitious, hard working, friendly, goal oriented, and have a burning desire for success, we want to meet you! Please fill out the scholarship application form below to get started.

Do not worry if you do not think that you qualify! You can still apply! You can always apply through our regular process and qualify for our financing options!

I am an applicant that:

Has average salary under 50k

Does not have a 4-year degree

Is legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Comes from underrepresented group in tech

We are focusing on applicants who:

  • Have an average salary under $50,000 if providing for a family or $30,000 if single.
  • Come from traditionally underrepresented groups in technology, an emphasis on women and people of color.
  • Are legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Do not have a 4-year college degree.

Participating Hiring Partners


When I saw Wyncode's first cohort final presentation, I was so impressed and decided to apply to their second cohort. Fortunately, I was accepted and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The team was absolutely amazing.

Widny St. Louis

Joining Wyncode was a life changer. That might sound cliché but the thing is, besides providing an awesome learning experience we also got to participate in informal interview sessions with their hiring partners. I’m now working for an awesome company and owe it to the hard work that Wyncode leadership puts into connecting us to the South Florida tech community.

Carmen Leander

Quiting my job and joining Wyncode is the best career decision I have made. Everyone thought I was crazy because I had a stable job in a not-so-stable economy, but it is because of Wyncode that I found a better job and a career path I am satisfied with.

Julie Kramer