Scholarship Process

As part of our mission to make tech education accessible and inclusive, Data Stack Academy offers a limited number of tuition reduction scholarships to each cohort. The scholarship is a discount, rather than a monetary payout. It covers all but $2,000 of the bootcamp tuition.


To apply for a scholarship, please send an email to

  • The body of the email should be one or two paragraphs on why you want to attend data engineering bootcamp. Tell us what interests you about it, and how you think attending bootcamp will help you.
  • Previous tech experience isn’t necessary, but if you have any, or have learned about programming on your own, please tell us about it.
  • State whether you identify with any demographics that are marginalized in the field of tech.
  • The subject line should be ‘Bootcamp Scholarship Application’. 

We are looking for students who:

      • Are self-starters. Bootcamp, as well as a career in data engineering, requires initiative and the ability to do independent research.

      • Are driven. Bootcamp is intensive. Students need to be hardworking and determined.

      • Can follow detailed instructions. This is an essential skill in programming.

      • Are professional. This includes clear, kind, and direct communication, meeting deadlines, and being punctual for classes and meetings.

      • Identify with a demographic that is underrepresented or marginalized in tech. Scholarships are a large part of how Data Stack Academy fulfills our affirmative action mission. Groups that are underrepresented in tech include, but aren’t limited to, women, trans and gender-nonconforming people, and people of color1.




    In instances where there are more qualifying applications than there are scholarship spots, priority will be given based on the strength of the scholarship email.


    Scholarship awardees are still be responsible for paying:

        • The $50 non-refundable registration fee.

        • $2,000 of tuition, to cover administrative costs. If the student drops out before completing the program, this is prorated according to how many weeks the student attended: (2,000/19)*weeks of class attended. All other policies about tuition refunds regarding expulsion, leaving the program, or pausing enrollment apply to this $2,000 fee. Please see the ‘Tuition’ section of the student handbook.

      Please note that scholarships are a tuition reduction and not a cash reward. They cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash.


      • Scholarship applications are due two weeks before the first day of class.
      • Awardees will be notified one week before the start of class.

      1 Source: ‘Diversity in High Tech’, The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, 2023.