Diversity and inclusion 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 online learning platform—and the technology communities and companies 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 underrepresented groups develop and sharpen the skills needed to break through barriers within the technology field, we’re offering 500 annual scholarships with full access to O’Reilly online learning. Learn more about how O’Reilly is committed to diversity and inclusion here.

What’s included

  • Free access to the O’Reilly online learning platform for one year
  • Unlimited live online training courses and live virtual events, including O’Reilly’s popular technical conferences
  • Access to hands-on interactive scenarios and sandboxes to help you build skills in live dev environments
  • Prep materials and interactive practice exams for all available certifications
  • Access to an O’Reilly mentor for help and advice as needed

Application deadline

To be considered for an O’Reilly diversity and inclusion scholarship, please submit your application on or before May 15, 2021.

Recipients will be notified by June 15, 2021.

Notes from past scholarship recipients

What a fabulous kickoff for my graduate studies.


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!


I just wanted to thank you for that incredible opportunity and experience. 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.


Application form

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Fine print: The award of any scholarship is at O’Reilly’s discretion. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may not be awarded more than one scholarship per calendar year. No cash equivalents are available. Scholarships are not transferable. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own financial reporting. Due to limited availability, only one scholarship may be awarded per company. O’Reilly has the right to revoke scholarships if we discover incorrect or misleading information was provided by the recipient.