We are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, we’re partnering with award-winning tech bootcamp Ironhack to offer coding scholarships to Florida driver-partners and riders. Last year, we awarded $100,000 in scholarships – this year, we’re doubling the total funding to $200,000 in scholarships to kickstart coding careers in Florida.
Four winners will be awarded full scholarships (each valued at $11,000) to take one of Ironhack’s 2018 bootcamps, and 40+ partial scholarships to Ironhack’s 2018 bootcamps will be awarded to additional winners.
Learn more about some of last year’s amazing scholarship winners below.
How it works
- Uber riders and driver-partners throughout Florida can request an application here
- Application requests must be done by 11:59 PM EST on 1/23
- Selected finalists will be contacted by Ironhack for interviews. Winners will have six months to redeem their scholarships with Ironhack. Winners are selected based on a competitive interview process which consists of a written application, technical interview, and personal interview.
The 2017 Scholarship Winners
Last year, a total of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to Uber riders and driver-partners across South Florida. Here are some of their stories:
A Cuban immigrant, living with his single mom, Ivan has been working since he was a teenager to support his family. Now, before the age of 20, Ivan is already a Software Engineer at Xevo! Watch Ivan’s story on Telemundo.
Oleh dropped out of college in the Ukraine before moving to the U.S. three years ago. He spent his first few years in Miami working odd jobs before discovering Ironhack through the Uber scholarship program. After winning a scholarship, Oleh joined the Ironhack Web Dev bootcamp in January 2017 and is now a Web App Developer at JetSmarter! In the first two weeks of class at Ironhack, he built this awesome pirate game.
A paralegal who moved here from Venezuela, Gabriella was a fashion blogger on the side before applying for the Uber scholarship program. She’s now a web developer at Xevo.
A Cuban immigrant, Gisela went from a front desk manager position to a UX/UI Designer position at TBC Corporation after she completed the Ironhack bootcamp. Just like the other winners, we can’t wait to see all of the incredible places Gisela’s design career will take her!