DEIJ scholarship program
At O’Reilly, we believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. We want our whole community—including our online learning platform and the technology organizations who engage with it—to recognize, include, and encourage people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, and professional roles.
To help members of groups underrepresented in technology develop and sharpen the skills needed to break through barriers within the field, we’re offering 500 annual scholarships giving recipients full access to the O’Reilly learning platform. Learn more about how O’Reilly is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice here.
Who it’s for
The O’Reilly DEIJ scholarship is for those from groups underrepresented in tech who want to kickstart their career, upskill, or develop new skills. These groups include women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with a physical or neurological disability.
How to apply
To be considered for an O’Reilly DEIJ scholarship, please submit your application on or before March 31, 2023. You’ll be notified of your acceptance status by June 15, 2023.Apply now
Applications for 2023 are closed
Please check back next year for information on 2024 scholarships.
Addison received a year of free access to O’Reilly. You could too.
Addison is one of 500 recipients of our inaugural O’Reilly DEIJ scholarship. She shares what she enjoyed most about her year of unlimited access on the O’Reilly learning platform.
Scholarship recipients will receive access to the O’Reilly learning platform, which includes:
- All O’Reilly books (including early release), audiobooks, and videos
- Live courses and events, including our virtual conferences and expert Q&A sessions
- On-demand courses curated by job role or desired skills
- Hands-on interactive labs and sandboxes
- Certification prep materials and practice exams
- Expert-curated content across tech and business topics
From past recipients
Since receiving the diversity scholarship, I’ve gone on to start a design strategist position at a nonprofit in Oakland.…It helped open up a lot of doors for me and gave me a slew of new tools to use.
[The diversity and inclusion scholarship] was one of the best things that happened to me this year. I’m very grateful for such support and generosity!
This opportunity helped me to enhance my professional career as an IT support specialist.…The books, live events, and courses helped me to pass the Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH | Practical) exam.
[O’Reilly was] very helpful for someone who was very new to software engineering.…The content was very useful in my job search as well as for professional networking.
It really helped me grow as a developer, and it even strengthened my confidence and gave me a lot of exposure to technologies I was unaware of.
[The O’Reilly learning platform] makes you so confident. It makes you feel so knowledgeable…