Everyone has a unique story, therefore we encourage everyone to apply. For this program, as the name entails, we are committed to providing a for individuals in their time of need. Some relevant cases would be:
- Low-income individuals that are finding it difficult to get an edge on their career
- Individuals who have suffered an illness or injury that has made it hard to pursue conventional employment
- Those who have not had access to post-secondary education due to circumstances out of their control
We will select up to 6 candidates who will receive 100% scholarship to enroll in the Full-Time Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp or the Full-Time Immersive Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp . Students of either immersive program will be placed in a paid apprenticeship upon graduation.
Here is how the application process works:
Kindly fill out this form and disclose key details that will help us make an informed decision.
There are no requirements on length, but we trust that you will put your heart into it. Please include:
A. Why you deserve our financial sponsorship (kindly disclose further details of your subscription to any social assistance programs if you feel comfortable to do so)
B. How this program aligns with your personal interests, career and life goals
C. Bonus question: discuss any work experience undertaken and what you have learned from them
There is no guarantee that you will be selected, but we **highly recommend** getting a head start with pre-course work whilst we review your application.
If you believe that you are suitable for the program, we will schedule an in-person coding challenge to assess your coding ability under work-like circumstances.
We will assess your application as a whole and get back to you with a final decision.
Applications must be submitted by Nov 1 2019
The Future Education Foundation Scholarship aims to provide local underprivileged individuals with learning opportunities in programming and data science, with the broader vision of training future talent to address the growing challenges in skilled tech labor shortage for the New Economy.
We hope that selected beneficiaries will have the opportunity to transform their lives through a career in technology. We are delighted to partner with Xccelerate to sponsor six selected students to complete a four months bootcamp program. Thereafter, assisting with their employment in apprenticeship and full-time roles in tech.
Future Education Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Hong Kong by MindWorks Ventures in 2019. The founding members are committed to investing in non-conventional educational opportunities that enhance the quality of life of generations to come.
MindWorks Ventures was established in 2014 with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. MindWorks is a global advisory firm that seeks to make investments in the technology sector.
As a post-seed stage investor, they have helped their portfolio companies expand operations into 16 countries, creating more than 8000 innovation-related jobs with over 500 jobs in Hong Kong alone.
With notable investments in Lalamove, KKday, and Dianrong among others, the company is recognized by institutions such as Forbes as a top 1% performing fund in Asia.