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Springboard x Blacks In Technology UI/UX Design Fellowship Program

Springboard and Blacks In Technology are joining forces to award $90,000 in scholarships.

In Partnership with
Committing $90,000 to Sustainable Career Pathways.

Springboard is excited to partner with Blacks In Technology, the largest community and media organization dedicated to leveling the playing field for Black talent in the tech industry, for the launch of a new fellowship program. The program will see both organizations joining forces with industry employers and sponsors alike, who are aligned in our mission to combat underrepresentation in the tech industry by accelerating equitable opportunities for fellows to upskill into fulfilling careers. A selected cohort of fellows will each receive a $13,310 scholarship to enroll in the UI/UX Design Career Track at a subsidized rate of $1,000. Payment plans will be administered upon course enrollment by Springboard.

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:
Must self-identify as Black / African-American
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must be a U.S. resident
Must be willing to work in the U.S.
Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Must meet standard admission requirements set forth by Springboard for the specific course in which they intend to enroll (see more below)
A proven UI/UX bootcamp to get you job ready
You shouldn't have to put your life on hold to start a new career. Learning should fit your life, not the other way around.
No need to quit your job. Learn the skills you need at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.
Get weekly 1:1 mentoring from an industry expert and coaching from your dedicated career coach.
Build job-ready skills with hands-on projects and an industry design project working with a real client.

The Admissions Process

Submit your application
Fill out our application form to get started. There is no application fee. It takes about 5 minutes. Our hardworking admissions team will then review your application and get back to you ASAP.
Interview with an Admissions Director
We'll discuss your background and learning goals to make sure you're a good fit for the program.
Take the skills survey
If the program is a good fit, we'll send you a technical skills survey to gauge your visual, empathetic, and analytical skills before beginning the course.
Join the program
We will send you an enrollment link. Choose the start date and payment plan that works for you. You’ll be one of the fewer than 20% of applicants who secured a spot in the UI/UX Design Career Track. Congratulations!
Fill out our application form to get started. There is no application fee. It takes about 5 minutes. Our hardworking admissions team will then review your application and get back to you ASAP.

Is this program right for me?

Do you have an eye for design? Do you like to make things beautiful, organized and user friendly? If so, this program is right for you!


All backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
Passing an evaluation of baseline visual skills, analytical thinking and the ability to empathize with users.
Interested in Software Engineering?

Check out our Blacks in Tech Software Engineering scholarship program

Learn more

Our work doesn’t stop with one cohort - Propel our Mission Forward as a Fellowship Partner

Industry Cohort Sponsor - Build a sustainable pipeline of pre-selected candidates to upskill through a fellowship cohort while providing on-the-job training to fellows prior to or upon completion of the course.
Employer Partner Sponsor - Commit to interview or host active fellows in the program while receiving sourcing and matching support to the entire Springboard talent marketplace.
Supporting Sponsor - Amplify the mission of Blacks In Technology by funding future scholarship opportunities as a supporting sponsor. No commitment to hire or interview fellows.
Community Fellowship Sponsor - Expand our fellowship initiative at large by partially or fully sponsoring a cohort for members of a selected community network to upskill through Springboard.
Interested in becoming a Springboard Fellowship Partner?