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Black and College Bound

Promoting College Readiness from Preschool to PhD


Applications deadline is May 20th, 2017

Black and College Bound is proud to partner with GitHub to offer the GitHub Scholars program. We will host a free technology immersion program for high school students in the Metro Atlanta area. Github Scholars will participate in 4 weeks of understanding the various opportunities for minorities in the field of technology, training on the basics of learning how to code and to build computers. Through our experiential learning model, the Github scholars will have hands on experience with creating a pathway to careers in technology, identifying technology mentors and immersion with technology firms in the Atlanta area.

2017 Summer Sessions

Session A

Monday June 5th, 2017 - Thursday, June 29th, 2017 

Session B

Monday,June 26th, 2017 - Thursday, July 20th, 2017 

Scholar Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in good standing in an academic program as a rising 9th grader through rising 12th grader
  • Meet low income qualifications per federal guidelines or currently eligible for or receive free and reduced lunch program, receive any form of government aid, and/or identify as a ward of the state
  • Have an interest in a career in the field of technology
  • Must commit to no more than 2 days of absence in the 4 week program
  • Identify as a student of color
  • Complete application and interview process

Preferred Eligibility

  • Previous engagement in a technology, coding or STEM program, club or organization