Startup Institute Launches New Inclusion Scholarship Program

Startup Institute Diversity Scholarship

Web design student Anthony Ware pitches at Talent Expo, August 10, 2016.

To support its ongoing commitment to diversity, excellence, and inclusion in the innovation space, Startup Institute announces the launch of a new scholarship program. Admitted students will be eligible to receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of the full-time program.

.@StartupInst Launches New Inclusion Scholarship Program #ILookLikeAnEngineer #diversity in #tech Click To Tweet

Five scholarships will be offered:

Inclusion Scholarships

  • Women in Tech
  • People of Color in Tech
  • Seasoned Professionals in Tech (age 40+)

Veterans’ Scholarship

  • Veterans receive an automatic $1,000 off tuition

Excellence in STEM Scholarship

  • Demonstrated excellence in a STEM-related field

Fostering greater diversity in tech has been a founding principle of Startup Institute. Since 2012, classes have been approximately 41% women and 35% students of color—numbers that are significantly higher than the national average. The age of students is also a major focus of attention for the organization, which believes fighting ageism in tech will enrich and advance the industry. 10% of Startup Institute’s  students are over the age of 35, and the oldest students are between 50 and 65 years old.

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Says Vice President of Marketing, Dana Córdova, “Ethnic and gender diversity continues to be a serious issue in the innovation space, but ageism is something that gets less attention. Seasoned professionals have a wealth of experience younger workers simply can’t offer—and often all they need is a quick refresh of their technical skills and a strong network to make a move into the tech industry.”  10% of @StartupInst students are over 35, and some are between 50 and 65 years old, says @dwcordova Click To Tweet

New York Program Director, Peggy Yu added, “since I joined the team last October, I continue to be impressed by our team’s relentless focus on finding the most talented and diverse people for our program. Our summer New York class was 57% women, 51% people of color, and 14% were over the age of 40—and just one week after graduation, 20% of them are already placed.

The summer class @StartupInst was 57% women, 51% people of color, and 14% were over 40—@peggy_yu Click To Tweet

Applicants to the full-time program starting October 17th will be eligible for all applicable awards.

PRESS CONTACT:Dana Córdova | Vice President of Marketing | dana@startupinstitute.com | 617-270-6659

Photo credit: Sam Moody Photography

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