Fullstack Academy’s new Remote Immersive promises the same outstanding results as its in-person counterpart, but with the added freedom of remote attendance.
And to kick things off right, they’ve created a half-million dollar scholarship fund to liberally award numerous partial- and full-scholarships to the first few cohorts.
Even more interesting is the unique scholarship application process.
To qualify for the 50 States of Code scholarship, applicants must create a Facebook page to collect references—recommendations and endorsements from family, friends, and colleagues on why you’d be a great student and professional software engineer.
Once a candidate reaches 25 written recommendations on their page wall (think Linkedin-style), they’ll automatically qualify for a scholarship. But while this sounds easy, scholarship recipients must still pass Fullstack’s rigorous admissions process to receive the tuition assistance. This means passing a coding challenge assessment, as well as a technical interview with one of their instructors. This is no easy task, but Fullstack points to various learning resources on their website.
Through these scholarship opportunities, Fullstack wants the Remote Immersive to be accessible physically and financially.