For a second year, the general-classifieds app OfferUp has tied up with international IT school Ironhack to offer $250,000 worth of scholarships to women and minorities.

The funding — for short “bootcamps” on either UX/UI design or web development — will be awarded in partial scholarships of $2,500 and $6,000 to winning applicants. 

When the program launched last year, it helped about 100 students defray the courses’ full tuition fees of $12,500.

Although anyone can apply, the “Tech Career Empowerment Scholarships” favor applicants who are women or part of an underrepresented minority (i.e. Black, Latino/Hispanic or Native American/Native Alaskan), according to the program announcement.

Although based in Bellevue, Wash., OfferUp employs several of its 350 staff at an engineering hub opened in 2019 in Miami. That’s the same city where IronHack runs its sole U.S. campus.

The scholarships all go to students of the Miami campus, although for the winter term (beginning January 11), all classes will be conducted remotely.

IronHack claims to have placed bootcamp graduates with a number of big-name employers including Google, Twitter and Visa — as well as OfferUp.

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