Health Catalyst created a scholarship for women interested in starting a career in technology. The selected scholarship candidate will receive full-paid tuition for DevMountain’s software quality assurance (QA) program or web development program and will be a strong candidate for internships in Health Catalyst’s Technology Department in early 2019.
To participate in this scholarship, the applicant must:
- Identify as a female
- Have effective written, verbal communication and presentation skills
- Know how to adapt to change and learn new technologies quickly
- Be smart, hard-working and humble
- Pay attention to detail and be well organized
- Have a desire to pursue a career in software engineering
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
- Be willing to relocate in or near Salt Lake City, Utah
Applicants are encouraged to submit their scholarship applications before October 5, 2018. The Health Catalyst team will be reviewing applications as they come in and recommends that you apply as quickly as possible if you want to be considered for this scholarship.
Why Sponsor Women in Engineering
Health Catalyst, a data warehousing, analytics and outcomes-improvement company that helps healthcare organizations, is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. As part of their efforts, they created this Women in Engineering Scholarship to advocate for those who are currently underrepresented in the tech industry.
As a coding bootcamp striving to help women start careers in technology, we are excited to see Health Catalyst sponsor a qualified individual to receive their education at DevMountain. Together, we believe that the only way to drive change is to invest in developing and supporting women engineers.
We not only hope that many women will apply for this scholarship, but that they will also make an effort to receive a technology-based education regardless if they are the chosen candidate.
Scholarship, Program, and Housing Details
The Women in Engineering Scholarship is open to female candidates who are hard-working and have an interest in starting a career in technology. A candidate will be selected by Health Catalyst and will have the option to take either the Software QA or Web Development Program at DevMountain.
Applicants will be applying for the following courses and dates:
- Web Development Immersive Course in Provo, Utah: November 5, 2018 – February 15, 2019.
DevMountain’s Web Development Immersive Course includes 13 weeks of in-person instruction on coding in Provo, Utah. Throughout the 13 weeks, you will receive instruction and guidance from a team of experienced web developers. By the end of your 13th week, you will walk away with a better understanding for how to code the front-end and back-end of a website.
- Software QA Immersive Course in Salt Lake City, Utah: November 26, 2019 – January 11, 2019.
DevMountain’s Software QA Immersive Course includes 6 weeks of in-person instruction on how to test software for bugs. Throughout the 6 weeks, you will receive instruction and guidance from a team of experienced software QA testers. By the end of your 6th week, you will be ready to receive your quality assurance certification.
DevMountain also includes housing at no extra cost for immersive students. As the selected candidate, you will have access to DevMoutain’s Student Housing.
After the selected candidate finishes their chosen bootcamp, they will have an opportunity to apply and be strongly considered for an internship with Health Catalyst.
How to Apply
If you are interested in the Women in Engineering Scholarship and identify as a female, we encourage you to apply now. Health Catalyst will close the scholarship as soon as they find a candidate, but no earlier than October 5, 2018. Make sure you apply before that date.
To apply, visit the Health Catalyst website (we have provided the link below). From there, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the application.
You will need the following to fill out the application:
- Your name, email, phone number, and location
- An updated resume
- A cover letter (optional)
- Which DevMountain course you would prefer to attend
- A 300-500 word essay on what motivates you to pursue a career in software engineering
- A 300-500 word essay that speaks to your experience learning a new skill or piece of knowledge that you recently developed at a job, in the classroom, or on your own
You will also be asked a series of questions such as how you heard about this scholarship, if you identify as a female, if you live in Salt Lake City and if you would be willing to relocate.
Together, we are excited to invest in the future of women in the tech industry.