First Scholarship


Kenzie Academy’s accelerated training programs give you the skills you need to get the job you want. Kenzie offers programs in Software Engineering and User Experience (UX) Engineering, combined with apprenticeship opportunities, offering students an alternative to traditional colleges. Students have the option of attending the program in person at Kenzie’s downtown campus in Indianapolis or online.

Kenzie Academy’s instructors are seasoned tech experts, including a Stanford University Computer Science Graduate and engineering manager and a Google and LinkedIn UX Designer. Students work with mentors from tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Instagram.

At Kenzie Academy, you won’t be sitting in a lecture hall. Instead, you’ll be completing hands-on training through our flipped classroom and project-based learning model. You’ll showcase your skills—and build your resume—through demo days and capstone projects.  

Kenzie Academy is offering ten, $12,000 tuition scholarships for FIRST participants and alumni. Tuition for all two-year programs is $24,000.

Scholarship Details:

  • This is our highest and most prestigious scholarship awarded

  • 10 non-renewable scholarships given

  • Award Amount: $12,000

  • May be applied to any 2019 cohort: January, April, July, or September

  • After winning a scholarship from Kenzie, FIRST Scholarship winners will only be responsible for an additional $12,000 for training, which can be financed via cash or an Income Share Agreement (ISA). If a student uses an ISA, they will only be required to pay $100 upfront.   

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be available to attend class in-person at the Indianapolis campus.

  • Submit a completed scholarship application here.

  • Have participated on a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school between 2010-2019.

  • Complete a Campus Tour OR Attend an Open House at Kenzie Academy.

  • Apply to Kenzie Academy at for the April, July, or October 2019 program

  • Be Accepted to Kenzie Academy

  • Be authorized to work in the United States

    • Submit required documents below by deadline. If you do not have access to capture video content, please contact Alecia Kissel at to set up a time for you to come to campus and create your content.

      • A video recommendation (2 minute max) from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team

      • A personal video (2 minute max) OR essay describing (500 word max):

        • What are your career goals?

        • How will Kenzie Academy help you accomplish these goals?

Deadline: July 1, 2019

Submit Application Materials to:

Alecia Kissel

Questions? Please reach out to Alecia at or message us on the chat bubble on the right.