Unlocking Potential Scholarship

Bloom Institute of Technology's Unlocking Potential Scholarship was created to make careers in tech more financially accessible for aspiring software engineers. BloomTech is providing over $300K in scholarships to advance equitable pathways to technical careers.

This scholarship is applicable to enrolled learners who meet the eligibility criteria and are selected to receive the scholarship. You can see the full terms and conditions here.

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About the Scholarship

As BloomTech, we are continuing our mission to help learners overcome systemic barriers to rewarding career opportunities. We make technology education more accessible by offering a much-needed, lower risk alternative to traditional higher education.

This scholarship program is another way for BloomTech to invest in future tech talent to meet the demands of a rapidly growing industry.

We hope that the Unlocking Potential Scholarship makes it more financially feasible for aspiring engineers with leadership potential and technical aptitude to access new career opportunities, and to make the tech industry a more inclusive and equitable place to work.

Unlocking Potential Scholarship Eligibility

You need to be enrolled in a BloomTech course before being eligible for a scholarship. Before you apply for the scholarship, please read the terms and conditions to get the full list of requirements. Here are some of them:

  • Apply during the scholarship application period (see below)
  • Be 18 years of age or older by January 10, 2022
  • Have a high-school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Identify as a member of the following populations: 
    • Female
    • Black or African American
    • Hispanic or Latinx
    • American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Indigenous
    • Veteran
    • Additional identities under-represented in tech
  • Not be a learner who is currently attending BloomTech
For Jan 10 Cohort
For Feb 7 Cohort
For Mar 7 Cohort
Scholarship application opens:
November 16
January 10
February 7
Scholarship application closes:
December 6
January 17
February 14
Recipients notified by:
December 10
January 21
February 18
Must be accepted by:
December 15
January 26
February 23

How to apply for the Unlocking Potential Scholarship

After ensuring that you meet all of the criteria, you can apply for the Unlocking Potential Scholarship by clicking the button below. The number of scholarships available is limited and the selection process will be competitive, so we encourage all interested applicants to submit their materials as soon as possible. All materials must be submitted before 11:59PM Pacific Time on the application deadline.

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection via email by the date listed in the table above.

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Frequently asked questions

What is The Unlocking Potential Scholarship?
The BloomTech Unlocking Potential Scholarship was created to affirm future tech leaders and make careers more financially accessible for aspiring women, Black, Latinx, and Native American, Veteran, and additional under-represented aspiring software engineers. BloomTech is providing over $300,000 in scholarships to advance equitable pathways to technical careers. Up to 10 scholarships ranging from $1-3K will be awarded monthly.
Is this scholarship renewable?
No.  You may only be awarded The BloomTech Unlocking Potential Scholarship one time, and it is not renewable.

This scholarship cannot be combined with any other BloomTech scholarship programs. You can see the full terms and conditions here.

Learners may only receive the Unlocking Potential Scholarship one time while enrolled at BloomTech. There is not an appeal process and all decisions on applications are final.
How are recipients selected and how can I stand out?
Applicants must meet eligibility criteria, including having been admitted to BloomTech, and submit a complete Scholarship Application for consideration by the Scholarship Application Deadline.  You can see a full overview of the deadlines in the chart above.

Scholarships are evaluated holistically by committee on the basis of your financial need and responses to three short essay questions.

We are seeking to assist candidates who demonstrate leadership potential and strong goal commitment to a future career in programming.  It is really important you put a lot of thought into your essay responses, including concrete answers about your future career goals, lessons you have learned about leadership and teamwork, the steps you have already taken to prepare for the rigor of BloomTech, and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.