Scholarship Fund

Building technical eminence through community support

Code & Supply Scholarship Fund provides funding for awardees to speak at Pittsburgh-area events and for Pittsburgh-area speakers to present at events outside of the city.

Bringing speakers to Pittsburgh

Code & Supply Scholarship Fund funds all or a portion of the costs of bringing qualifying speakers to Pittsburgh-area events, such as workshops and conferences.

Sending Pittsburghers into the world

Code & Supply Scholarship Fund funds all or a portion of the costs of sending qualifying speakers from the Pittsburgh tech community to engagements, such as conferences, when other funding sources are unavailable.

Support the Pittsburgh technology public speaking community

Your financial support will help someone attend a Pittsburgh-area event or send a Pittsburgh-based speaker to a prominent event where they can represent what Pittsburgh has to offer.

Who may qualify for financial assistance?

Code & Supply Scholarship Fund is presently targeting folks internationally matching these descriptions:

  1. Unemployed software professionals. People who match the above description, but are currently not employed full-time or part-time in any position.
  2. Underemployed software professionals. People who match the above description, but are not currently employed in the field of their training. Examples:
    1. A person having formal education in a related field, but not employed in it presently
    2. A person having an undergraduate degree in computer science but working full-time as a coffee shop barista while looking for work.
    3. A stay-at-home parent whose primary responsibility is the care of children, but who intends to return to the profession when the children enter all-day schooling
    4. A person pursuing a degree part-time as a non-traditional student
    5. A person who attained an English degree in their early 20s but decided to go back to school for computer science
    6. A person who is enrolled in a degree program for the first time but has been a software professional for less than two years
    7. A retiree on fixed income, regardless of their field during their career, as long as they are contributing to the software community at present
  3. Underrepresented software professionals. People who are members of the following groups, which are commonly known to comprise a very small percentage of the professional roles in the software community:
    1. Women
    2. Black
    3. Indigenous cultures, such as Native Americans
    4. Hispanic/Latino
    5. Transgender
  4. Students
    1. High school students who plan to enroll in a software-related degree program or are already working as a software professional
    2. College students enrolled in a software-related degree program or have intent to seek employment in a relevant field following graduation regardless of degree program

C&S Scholarship Fund awards scholarships worldwide to the above demographics provided that they:

  1. present at events within the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, or
  2. live in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, but do not have the funding to speak at events within the United States to which they have been formally accepted to speak. These target recipients are expected to exhaust all other sources of funding, including employers, schools, public grants, and personal savings in excess of six months of expenses.

Donate now

We will begin soliciting donations once we have the appropriate paperwork in place in order to legally do so. Want to be a generous benefactor to help us build our endowment before then? By all means, contact us.

We are will be transparent

C&S is committed to financial transparency as a §501(c)3 charitable organization. It will regularly publish financial reports beyond IRS requirements in order to build the public trust in its mission.