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Dev Degree Scholarship

Apply to Shopify’s Dev Degree and Animikii will cover 100% of your application fees to Carleton or York University.

We’re excited to announce an expansion of the Animikii scholarship program, in partnership with Shopify. We’re offering up to $10,000 to help remove financial barriers for Indigenous students that apply to Dev Degree.

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What is Dev Degree?

Dev Degree is a 4-year, work-integrated learning program that combines hands-on developer experience at Shopify with an accredited Computer Science degree from either Carleton University or York University. Your tuition will be paid in full by Shopify and you’ll earn a salary along the way. Students take 3 university courses on campus each term and spend ~25 hours each week working on real projects at Shopify. No prior computer science or programming experience is needed - Shopify is looking for creative problem solvers who are interested in building these skills. You’ll graduate with no tuition debt, real-world experience as a new grad, and Shopify on your resume.  LEARN MORE »

Special Notice:
Dev Degree FAQ webinar for Indigenous Students is Thursday, March 5th at 12pm PST //3pm EST.

If you have not applied to dev degree yet, apply now, however you don't need to apply yet in order to access the Animikii scholarship for your Carleton or York application fees.

Why should you seek Animikii’s support to
cover your application fees?

  • If you're interested in pursuing a degree in computer science, why not give Carleton or York a shot if it doesn’t cost you any extra in fees? Keep your options open and apply to as many schools as possible.
  • We have a fund of $10,000 to cover application fees for Indigenous students.
  • Our friends at Dev Degree will be interviewing the top students who receive funding support from Animikii. That gets you in the door but it's up to you to nail your applications (don’t worry, you got this. No computer science experience is necessary to be a Dev Degree student).
  • Simple, straightforward application process (see below).

Why does Animikii support Dev Degree?

A key impact area for us is to inspire, encourage, and support Indigenous youth to choose a career in technology. Removing financial barriers is one way we can do that. Dev Degree itself is designed to remove financial barriers and this is an initiative well-aligned with our values.

What does the Animikii Dev Degree Scholarship Cover?

Who is Eligible?

  • Self-identifying Indigenous students.
  • Currently living in Canada.
  • Have applied for Computer Science Programs at Carleton or York (and show your receipts).
  • Have applied, or are intending to apply, to the Dev Degree program.

How do you apply?

Funding availability is prioritized on the basis of when applications are received by Animikii. Don’t wait, fill out this form! Upload proof of payment that shows the total amounts paid to Carleton and/or York. You’ll be reimbursed within 1 week via Interac e-mail transfer, but typically we’ll try to get you paid within 24 hours. All fields are required unless indicated.

Fill out the application form.