Etsy offers ten grants for women to attend Hacker School

From the Etsy blog:

Today, in conjunction with Hacker School, Etsy is announcing a new scholarship and sponsorship program for women in technology: well be hosting the summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the Etsy headquarters, and were providing ten Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each — a total of $50,000 — to women who want to join but need financial support to do so. Our goal is to bring 20 women to New York to participate, and we hope this will be the first of many steps to encourage more women into engineering at Etsy and across the industry.

For more information, see the Etsy blog post. It’s not clear when the deadline for the application is.

The program is an intensive one, Hacker School runs from June 4th to August 25th, 2012. Meetings are from from 11am to 7pm, Monday (until 9pm), Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. It requires that you can be physically present in New York City for that period, and they cannot assist with visas.

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