Are you passionate about making your community a better place to live, work and play? We believe that many of the problems our communities face could be solved or improved through innovations in technology and creative software tools. In fact, tons of our students have created apps and websites for their final presentations that are designed to solve issues they see in their own neighborhoods, cities and states.
Take, for example, a recent Demo Day app created by two of our grads in D.C. who wanted to put their new skills to good use. It’s a web app called OscarMike Condos (OMC) that aims to help identify Department of Veterans Affairs loan-approved condos that are for sale. The app, created by Stella Ma and Erik Douglas, is intended to make it easier for servicemembers to buy condos.
A few months ago, we also told you about an IronGrad from Detroit who created iCitizen, an app that plots the location of police departments, crime data and housing values for the last year. iCitizen is actually now available in the iTunes store!
Today, we’re excited to share some great news for individuals who are interested in helping their communities by learning to code and creating awesome solutions like these. We are now offering full-tuition “Community Forward” scholarships for eligible students in five cities: Charlotte, DC, Detroit, San Antonio and Twin Cities!
To get started, potential students must first be accepted into a program at The Iron Yard and apply for financing. Students who are not approved for a loan will be eligible for this full-tuition scholarship. Those who are approved for a loan may still apply for a $1,000 tuition discount.