Dataquest & AI Inclusive Scholarship Program

Round 1: Women and Underrepresented Genders

Online data science education platform Dataquest and diversity-in-data-science organization AI Inclusive have partnered to offer a series of scholarships aimed at helping groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of data science learn valuable data skills.

Recipients of a scholarship will get up to six months of Premium-tier Dataquest access for free.


To be eligible to receive this scholarship, you must fulfill all three requirements:

  • You must complete at least one mission on Dataquest before December 18. (How do I do this?)
  • You must join AI Inclusive before December 18. (How do I do this?)
  • You must identify as a woman or other underrepresented gender in data science. (If this doesn't describe you, please wait and apply in the next scholarship round, which will be open to a different group).

Please read through the details before applying!

How Do I Complete a Mission on Dataquest?

If you already have a Dataquest account and have completed a mission before, you’re all set! Just be sure to use the same email for your application that you use for your Dataquest account.

If you don’t already have a Dataquest account, you can sign up for a free Dataquest account here. Please use the same email account for Dataquest, AI Inclusive form, and the scholarship application form.

Once you’re on the platform, you can complete any available mission — we have many free missions — to become eligible for this scholarship.

You can confirm you’ve completed a mission on the platform if you see this green checkmark in on the dashboard screen next to a mission name:


Inside the mission itself, you can also click the sandwich menu icon in the bottom left to view your progress on every screen. If every screen in the mission has a green checkmark, as in the image below, the mission is complete:


This guide to using Dataquest is a good resource for answering questions about the platform if you have them.

How Do I Join AI Inclusive?

To join AI Inclusive, please visit their site and fill out this form.

Please be sure that you give AI Inclusive the email address associated with your Dataquest account, and use that same email address for your application. We will be cross-referencing our own records with AI Inclusive's list, and we won't be able to confirm you've met all the conditions for application unless you use the same email account.


To apply for a scholarship, click the button below, fill out the application, and submit it before December 18, 2020.

Remember that you will need to meet all the requirements to be eligible to receive the scholarship. Please read every word on this page carefully before applying!

Submit your application, complete a mission on Dataquest, and join AI Inclusive before December 18, 2020.


How will you assess applications?

We will assess applications primarily based whether or not they meet the three requirements: have they completed a mission on Dataquest, have they joined AI Inclusive, and do they self-identify as a woman or an under-represented gender?

Depending on how many applications we receive, we may also need to use additional filtering methods such as assessing which applicants have put the most thought into answering the questions on the application form. We may also assess applications based on financial need, as our priority is to help learners who otherwise couldn't access these skills.

What are my chances of being accepted?

It’s impossible to say for sure, since we don’t know the volume of applications we’ll receive.

For this round, we will be giving away up to 350 scholarships, which means it could be fairly competitive. But if you aren't selected, or if you don't meet the "under-represented genders" requirement, don't worry — this is just the first of four rounds of scholarships we'll be making available with AI Inclusive. Be sure to follow both organizations so that you don't miss the next round being announced!

How will I know whether I was accepted?

Accepted learners will be notified via the email address listed in their application before December 24, 2020.

If you do not receive an email by that date, your application was not accepted. We will only notify accepted learners via email.

If accepted, when will my free Premium access begin?

If you are accepted, your three months of Premium access will begin on January 1, 2021.

If you complete at least one course before March 20, 2021, you will be notified about your extension, and another three months of access will be granted by March 27.

This is a cool idea! How can I help?

Share this link in your social media feeds and tell friends who might be eligible to consider applying! Let people know about Dataquest and AI Inclusive.

Our goal is to help as many people as possible learn data skills, and with your help, we can multiply the impact of this scholarship program.

Also, consider subscribing to Dataquest. Dataquest is entirely funded by learner subscriptions, and the more paying subscribers we have, the more we're able to dedicate to our scholarship projects.

I was looking for information on [previous scholarship program]?

Dataquest has offered a variety of different scholarships in the past. This page showcases the most up-to-date information about Dataquest's current scholarship programs. If you clicked a link about another program and were forwarded here, it is because applications for that program are already closed. 

If you're not eligible or there is no current scholarship program available, keep an eye on this page and sign up for a free Dataquest account to stay informed of future scholarship opportunities.