This New Scholarship Fund Wants to Boost Technical Talent in the DC Area

Lanham, Maryland-based edtech company 2U is partnering with Employ Prince George’s (EPG) and George Washington University College of Professional Studies to launch the Access 2 Education Scholarship Fund.

The fund is focused on boosting technical talent in the D.C. area while specifically targeting Black and Latinx communities, as well as women and people living in low-income households. EPG, which is the workforce development arm for Prince George’s County, is working to fill the tech talent gap in the region. This new opportunity will provide scholarships to allow Prince George’s County residents to enroll in online bootcamps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, digital marketing or cybersecurity.

“Through our partnership with 2U and GW, County residents will be better equipped for in-demand careers in industries where they have been underrepresented for far too long,” said EPG’s President and CEO Walter Simmons in a statement. “We want to prepare people for jobs that can help them purchase a home, and this is an example of that.”


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