Spring 'Engineering the Change' Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Techstrong Group will grant a $10,000 scholarship for Boca Code’s flagship Software Engineering Career course

Boca Raton, FL, August 11, 2022 — Techstrong Groupthe power source for people and technology, has teamed up with Boca Code, a coding school that provides comprehensive training in software development, to award two Engineer the Change scholarships to help foster diversity in the local IT talent pool and empower individuals from underserved communities to develop the skills needed to succeed in the IT industry.

The scholarship is awarded twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Winners receive $10,000 each to put toward Boca Code’s Software Engineering Course. The 10-week intensive coding bootcamp combines theory and hands-on, project-based learning that prepares the students for a career in software engineering.

The Engineer the Change scholarships combine two goals that are core to Techstrong Group. The first is doing our part to make South Florida a world-class hub for the tech industry. The second is providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities to acquire the skills they need for a successful career in tech.

Additionally, scholarship winners are featured in the ‘Engineering the Change’ video series, produced by Techstrong Group, which follows the recipients on their journey to become software engineers.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Boca Code to support and empower talented individuals who are seeking opportunities for growth and have demonstrated a deep commitment to pursuing a career in IT,” said Alan Shimel, founder and CEO at Techstrong Group. “The scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving student whose application shows a genuine interest in technology and demonstrates the potential to be a future leader.”

Research shows a staggering lack of diversity in STEM fields, most noticeably within computer and engineering positions. It is a glaring workforce disparity that requires both recognition and responsibility from those at the highest levels in the tech world to create a more diverse and equitable workforce. 

“It is important to us that we seize every opportunity to help foster diversity and inclusivity within the tech industry, and the Engineer the Change scholarship is a great start to empowering disadvantaged minorities within the South Florida community to grow their technical skill set,” said Boca Code CEO Todd Albert.

How To Apply

To be eligible, applicants must be over the age of 18 and be part of an underrepresented community (i.e. women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans or other minority groups).

To be considered, applicants will be required to submit an essay (minimum of 500 words in length) detailing how they can serve as a role model to other disadvantaged individuals hoping to acquire the skills to become successful tech workers and what type of career in the tech industry they are hoping to pursue. While the idea is to help the South Florida tech community, applicants can apply from anywhere as long as their essay explains why they are coming to South Florida to launch their tech career.

Important Dates and Deadlines for the Spring 2023 Scholarship

  • Applications are now open for the Spring 2023 scholarship
  • The application deadline for the spring scholarship is March 6, 2023.
  • The winner for the spring term will be announced on March 8, 2023.
  • Spring term begins March 20, 2023 and ends May 26, 2023.

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About Techstrong Group

Techstrong Group is the power source for people and technology. Techstrong Group accelerates understanding of technologies that drive business. With a broad set of IT-related communities and offerings, Techstrong Group is the only media company serving the needs of IT leaders and practitioners with news, research, analysis, events, education, certifications and professional development. Our focus is digital transformation, DevOps, cybersecurity, cloud and cloud-native. Techstrong Group business units include: Techstrong Media, Techstrong Associations, Techstrong Research, Techstrong Learning and Techstrong Live!. For technology providers, Techstrong business units offer many ways to reach IT professionals and tell their stories.

Techstrong Group is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit https://techstronggroup.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Boca Code 

Boca Code offers adults comprehensive training in software development using real projects for real companies to best prepare you for and help place you in a career in the tech industry. For more information, visit https://bocacode.com/.


Techstrong Group
Veronica Haggar
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Boca Code
Dr. Todd Albert
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