Tech Scholars

Learn to code in a supportive, all-girl environment!

Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Be a digital changemaker and create your own projects—including games, apps and websites—to share powerful stories about women in history!

  • Research historical figures and events that continue to impact young people today.
  • Pair program and collaborate with other teens learning to code.
  • Learn coding (including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to design and build your own digital projects—including games, apps, and websites.
  • Get mentored by a wide range of women leaders in technology, and learn about career options!

For NYC high school students, grades 9–12 who self-identify as women.

Tech Scholars Programs are offered on a pay-what-you-want basis. We are committed to making the program accessible to all girls.

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Upcoming Tech Scholars Programs for Teens:

Web Design I

July 11–15, 2022, 10 am –3 pm ET

Where are all the women in history textbooks? Explore important contributions by underrepresented women in history, then code and create a website to amplify a woman’s story as you learn HTML and CSS.

Applications closed on May 1, 2022. Please check back in late summer for future Tech Scholars!

Web Design II

August 15–19, 2022, 10 am –3 pm ET

Take your coding and history skills to the next level! Deepen your HTML and CSS skills and learn JavaScript to create an online exhibition! Completion of Tech Scholars: Web Design necessary for this program.

Applications closed on May 1, 2022. Please check back in late summer for future Tech Scholars!

Tech Scholars FAQ

Important support for Tech Scholars provided by the Robert K. Steel Family, AT&T, The Waterfall Family Foundation, Susan and Robert E. Klein, Sara Lee Schupf, and Lori and Mark Fife. 

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Education programs are made possible through endowments established by
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funds are provided by
Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund
Acorn Hill Foundation
Altman Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
Best Buy
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Con Edison
Deutsche Bank
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Mark and Lori Fife
Henry Nias Foundation
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Keith Haring Foundation
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Caroline Lowndes Foundation
Ann Lozman
Dan W. Lufkin

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Sandra and Lowell Mintz
Consulate General of the Netherlands
New York Community Trust
Onassis Foundation USA
Heidi and Richard Ong
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
The Pinkerton Foundation
Jean Reid
Denice Rein
Richard Reiss
Rice Family Foundation
Sara Lee Schupf
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts
Robie Spector
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Thompson Family Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
The Waterfall Family Foundation
Rachael Wells
Winston Foundation
Marie and John Zimmermann Fund