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Over the last several months we’ve seen unprecedented changes to our world, economy and lives, as a result of COVID-19. For many people this has meant interruptions to their employment and school, resulting in a loss of income or potential income.
In March 2020 we released a $500,000 scholarship fund. With this, we helped more than 150 students access our programs. This is why we’ve released an additional $500,000 in scholarship funding, bringing our total contribution to $1M
These scholarships will offer partial tuition coverage, and are intended to help recipients develop skills that will allow them to launch new careers and get back to work during these unsettling times.
Part-time course Scholarships
Scholarships of $750 are available towards any of our part-time courses. Simply submit a short written essay explaining how COVID-19 has impacted your employment or studies as you register for the course. Scholarship submissions for part-time courses are evaluated and awarded on a weekly basis, however note that you must apply for the scholarship at least one week before the program starts in order to qualify.
Full-time Bootcamp Scholarships
Scholarships are available in the amount of $3,000 towards our Data Science and Web Development bootcamps. You should apply for a scholarship during your application process by submitting a written essay explaining how you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19.
Scholarship submissions for full time programs are evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis and are evaluated by our scholarship committee as students are accepted into the program. The deadline to apply for a full time scholarship is one month before the start of your program (the exact scholarship deadline date will be displayed on the submission page based on the program date for which you’ve applied). In order to be considered for a full time scholarship, you must have met the following criteria by your cohort scholarship deadline:
Please note that the admissions process takes 1-2 weeks to complete, please apply at least 2 weeks before the scholarship deadline to allow enough time to complete the criteria. Scholarship deadlines will be removed from this page when the funds have been distributed.
You’ll be notified if you are a scholarship recipient within one week of your acceptance to bootcamp, and you will then have two weeks to pay your deposit to confirm your seat and the scholarship. While our goal is to help as many people as we can, this scholarship, unfortunately, is not guaranteed. We understand there is a large financial implication to taking bootcamp, and not getting the scholarship may be an impediment to your learning. We are happy to help discuss financial options (see our financing guide), and will refund your deposit if you are unable to attend bootcamp.
Empowering our students with the skills they need to launch new careers is what we do at Lighthouse. In these unprecedented times, we hope that this scholarship fund will allow us to bring new career opportunities to those who need it most.
Ready to apply for a scholarship? We're excited to learn more about you and how a scholarship could support your career development. Here are your next steps:
* In order to apply for the scholarship, you will need to apply for a Lighthouse Labs program
Scholarships are awarded 3 weeks before your cohort start date.
For more details about the application and selection process, check out the FAQs.
After COVID-19 forced me home from abroad, I decided to turn my coding hobby into a new career. It was not an easy decision, but I have no regrets and am so happy I decided to dive head first and commit to this career change.
Through a variety of financial assistance programs, both internally and through government avenues, we have summarized the options for you.
How are recipients selected?
Our scholarship committee assesses applications based on your submitted essay. If you’re applying for a full time program, you still need to meet program requirements in order to be accepted. We have created this scholarship for people who because of the Covid-19 crisis ;
*If you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) you still qualify for this scholarship.
How long is the COVID-19 scholarship available?
Scholarships will be available as long as we still have great candidates and unallocated money from our $1m commitment.
What is the deadline to apply for the COVID-19 scholarship?
The deadline for scholarship is one month prior to the start date of your Bootcamp.We recommend that you apply at least 2-3 weeks before this deadline to ensure you have time to complete the necessary steps to qualify.
In order to qualify, students must also have completed the criteria below before the one month deadline:
Qualified scholarship submissions will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.Applicants will be notified of whether they were scholarship recipients 1-2 weeks after they are accepted to the program and have submitted their application.
What is the essay question?
For this scholarship, we require one essay between 500 and 750 words.
Tell us about how your experience with COVID-19 has affected your life.
How do you think the skills you'll learn in this program will better prepare you for the job market ahead?
How much of the fees will the scholarship cover?
These scholarships are open for both full time bootcamp and part time courses, with up to $3,000 being offered for full time, and up to $750 being offered for part time.