Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the Tech Opportunity Fund, a partnership of organizations committed to providing $100 million in diversity scholarships to deserving students who want to enter the tech industry. We’ve joined with Code Fellows and OperationHOPE to lead this effort, and this morning, Vice President Joe Biden included the Fund in a speech he gave in St. Louis!
At The Iron Yard, we’ve committed to $40 million in full-tuition scholarships over the next five years. Code Fellows has committed to $5 million in scholarships and Operation HOPE will serve as the Fund’s financial literacy and entrepreneur training partner. To reach our goal of $100 million in scholarships, we’ll need even more employers, code schools and civic organizations to join us.
Click here for the full press release.
Click here to read the White House blog post including the Tech Opportunity Fund.
Want to join us? Visit http://www.techopportunityfund.org/.