Coding Boot Camp Receives Scholarship Award

Yuri Peraza and Olivia Lam with fellow charity recipients and Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH) Co-Chairs.

UCLA Extension’s Coding Boot Camp Scholarship was selected to be one of the charity recipients of Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) and MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) during their Second Annual WiTH Leadership Awards and Spring Conference held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on May 17. This is the second year UCLA Extension has been selected as a charity recipient. 

On behalf of UCLA Extension, Yuri Peraza and Olivia Lam from the Dean’s Office attended the event to accept the donation and present the Coding Boot Camp Scholarship at the Awards Ceremony. Attendees were invited to support the scholarship, provide internships, or attend Demo Days showcases of students’ skill sets in coding.

The UCLA Extension Coding Boot Camp Scholarship was established to support adults with demonstrated financial need and provide the opportunity to access training to prepare them for a career as an end-to-end web developer.

The Coding Boot Camp Scholarship is also supported by Trilogy Education Services, the partner provider for the coding boot camp courses. Since 2017, six students have been awarded partial or full-time scholarships. This past spring, 24 out of 28 enrollees in the UX/UI boot camp cohort were women.

UCLA Extension’s Coding Boot Camp Scholarship was selected for its work supporting women in technology careers throughout the entertainment industry. The WiTH organization catalyzes the advancement of women in entertainment technology, donating 100 percent of all revenues from WiTH Leadership Awards sponsorships, in honor of their award recipients, to charitable organizations.

This year, the recipients included: