RTC Women in Tech Fund

Rewriting the Code’s mission is to disrupt gender and racial inequity in the tech industry by equipping and empowering students and early-career women in tech. To advance this mission, we are proud to partner with Akama Fund to offer the RTC Women in Tech Fund, a financial resource aimed at propelling our UK student members past urgent financial obstacles to completing their degrees.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Grants available

  • Emergency Mini Grants
    • Up to £500 to help students overcome short-term obstacles to their progress
  • Bridge Grants
    • Up to £2,500 to overcome potentially catastrophic financial hurdles or access critical resume-building opportunities
  • RTC Academic Grants
    • Up to £10,000 to cover tuition and expenses for our postgraduate student members

Additional Opportunities

Membership of Rewriting the Code gets you more than just grants — we’re here for you on every step of your journey in tech!

  • Community: RTC connects you with a huge community of women that may be hard to find on campus. Plus, with local social meet-ups and global online summits, you can join no matter where you are!
  • Mentorship: Navigate your tech journey with support from women who’ve been there before. Our mentors represent a broad network of tech leaders and peers.
  • Access: We have relationships with top employers, connecting you with your dream job or internship.
  • Education: Whether you’re looking to level up your existing skills or learn something new, our extensive library of programming and events is here to help.

Eligibility

To receive a grant award, candidates must meet the following standard eligibility requirements:

  • Identify as a woman or non-binary individual
  • Have a household income below £50,000 evidenced by a means-tested assessment as part of your application for a student loan.
  • Be currently pursuing a STEM-related undergraduate or postgraduate degree at an accredited UK university
  • Be a postgraduate student for the Academic Grant
  • Be currently located in the United Kingdom
  • Be experiencing a time-sensitive financial need that threatens your continued progress as a student
  • Must have been a member of Rewriting the Code for six months (we will verify your membership date as part of the application review).

Application Process

  • Complete the short online application 
  • All eligible applicants will be contacted for next steps within seven days
  • If you are not yet a member of RTC, please sign up here
  • Email contact@akamafund.org with any questions on the fund or for further information.

Donate to Akama Fund

For those passionate about advancing women in tech, consider contributing to Akama Fund and become a catalyst for even greater impact.

Together, we can illuminate a path to a future where every woman has the opportunity to shape her destiny and contribute to the world of technology.

About Rewriting the Code
Rewriting the Code is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers college, graduate, and early-career women in tech through intersectional communities, mentorship, industry experience, and educational resources to become the next generation of engineers and tech leaders. Visit their website here.

About Akama Fund: Akama Fund is a registered charity (1198572) in the UK, supporting students and making it easier for organisations to fund higher education scholarships. Akama Fund believes in students’ potential to make a positive impact on the world, but financial barriers often hinder their success. Our transparent platform simplifies the process of providing financial support to students, eliminating complicated requirements. At the core of our mission is making the finding and applying for scholarships easy and stress-free. We’re here to connect students and organisations through scholarships and opportunities. Visit us at akamafund.org.

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