Apply now to attend a tech-training bootcamp for free in NYC

By Faye Penn

Interested in a tech bootcamp but intimidated by the tuition?

You can attend a top bootcamp and learn web development or cybersecurity skills for free, thanks a partnership between NYC and Fullstack Academy to offer dozens of full-tuition scholarships to New Yorkers looking for a path into the city’s booming tech economy.

Under the programs, qualified New Yorkers will be awarded full scholarships to attend either the Web Development Fellowship or the Cyber NYC Boot Camp or at Fullstack Academy’s Manhattan training center.

  • The Web Development Fellowship is a full-time training immersive designed to prepare qualified New Yorkers to launch careers in software development. The industry-informed, project-based curriculum offers graduates fluency in JavaScript, the NERD stack (Node.js, Express, React, Databases using SQL). There’s also professional development training, which includes a personal portfolio of apps, a GitHub profile to catch employers’ attention, a resume and a LinkedIn software engineering profile. What’s more, students graduate with contacts, thanks to the career-prep workshops, a hiring-day and project showcase as well as introductions to industry leaders.
  • Cyber NYC Boot Camp qualifies students for two specific cybersecurity roles—Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst and Penetration Tester. The curriculum includes lectures, workshops, and hands-on cyber-attack simulations. The 17-week, full-time program will teach both “red team” (offense) and “blue team” (defense) skills and will train students to use state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools, as well as for multiple advanced cybersecurity certifications.

To qualify for Web Development Fellowship or NYC Cyber Boot Camp, you must be:

  • A NYC resident 18 or older
  • Unemployed or have an annual income of $50,000 or less
  • Have no previous professional web development or cybersecurity experience, respectively
  • Have no computer science or cybsersecurity degree, respectively
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.

To apply for web development, start here.

To apply for cybersecurity, start here.