GirlCodeZA Scholarship South Africa 2022 – 2023
ABOUT THE COMPANY – GIRLCODEZA
GirlCodeZA Scholarship South Africa | GirlCodeZA is a Non-Profit Organisation that uses technology to empower women. GirlCodeZA believes that companies and products will ultimately become more successful if more women get involved in technology, development, design, and leadership.
GirlCodeZA has three main initiatives, namely GirlCoder club, Online Coding Bootcamp, and Hackathons.
The GirlCoder club is a national network collection of coding clubs led by volunteers. These clubs are open to high school females who want to build a solid foundation in coding as well as enhance their skills and knowledge.
The Online Coding Bootcamp or ‘GirlCoder Workshops’ is a 6 month, in-person, and hands-on Bootcamp programme aiming to teach girls how to become developers.
Lastly, the Hackathon is an annual event hosted in Women’s month with the focus being on getting young girls to renew, elevate, and spark an interest in coding. GirlCodeZA aims to bridge the gap in the lack of skills in technology and it believes it can be done by empowering females.
ABOUT THE GIRLCODEZA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
GirlCodeZA is inviting female students to apply for their Scholarship programme: the 3-month Online Bootcamp, followed by Job Placement.
Scholarships will be awarded to 400 candidates and will run for a period of 3 months, commencing in May 2022.
The online Bootcamp programme is open to unemployed female IT graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in IT or STEM. Candidates will be able to choose from 2 streams:
- AWS Cloud Practitioner
- Python Developer
MORE ABOUT THE GIRLCODEZA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Scholars will receive the following benefits during the program:
- Market-relevant skills
- Mentorship sessions with industry-specific individuals
- Partnership with local tech giants to offer full-time employment after completing the program
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GIRLCODEZA SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be female
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 34 years old
- You must have completed an IT-related qualification
- You must be unemployed
- You must be committed to completing the entire program
- You must have internet access
- You must have access to a computer or laptop
- Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GIRLCODEZA SCHOLARSHIP
Applications must be submitted online at GirlCodeZA Scholarship Application: Online BootCamp 2022
Note: Applicants will first be required to pass the verification stage via the above application (this will assess whether candidates are eligible for application), and thereafter they will be required to complete an Aptitude Test.
You may be required to submit supporting documentation when applying – the final list of supporting documentation will be communicated to candidates who pass the above stages and may include the following:
- ID document (certified copy)
- Relevant qualification certificate (certified copy)
- Proof of disability if applicable (medical/ doctors note)
CLOSING DATE FOR THE GIRLCODEZA SCHOLARSHIP
25 April 2022 (at 17:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.