Detroit’s Grand Circus offers scholarship program for women

Originally posted on April 02, 2014 at 7:00 PM, updated April 02, 2014 at 7:15 PM

DETROIT, MI – The Grand Circus technology training institute in downtown Detroit is offering six full scholarships to women for website building and a paid, part-time internship doing development work.

Grand Circus launched last September in the Broderick Tower, and has received support from technology giant Google and its Google For Entrepreneurs program. It offers more than 30 different classes in technology, business and design beginning in September.

The tech school is in the portfolio of Detroit Venture Partners, a venture capital firm led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, ePrize founder Josh Linkner and Rockbridge Growth Equity founder Brian Hermelin.

Scholarships for the website building course will be offered this summer and in the fall.
Grand Circus says it’s looking for women who will make the most of the scholarship by embarking an entire career transition, starting a new company or giving back to the community in a significant way.

The Build a Dynamic Website class, taught by software developers Erika Carlson of Detroit Labs and Mike Evans of Loveland Technologies, normally costs $3,150.

The scholarship is part of Google’s #40Forward campaign, which challenges startup communities to increase participation by women by 25 percent this year.

Interested candidates can apply here. Applications are due May 6.

David Muller is the business reporter for MLive Media Group in Detroit. Email him at or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.


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