Karlie Kloss Funds Coding Scholarship for Young Women

Called "Kode with Karlie," duh.
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Called "Kode with Karlie," duh.

Last summer, supermodel Karlie Kloss took a two-week coding class with the Flatiron School, which has since sparked her interest in the field of technology.

Now, she wants to share that excitement with other young women: The 22-year-old is working with the Flatiron School to offer 20 scholarships to high school-aged girls across the country, funded by Kloss herself. To be considered, all potential "Kode with Karlie" students need to do is submit a 60-second-long video telling Kloss why they want to learn to code in the same summer course as she did. Kloss will have a hand in picking the recipients, 10 of which will attend courses in New York City, while the other 10 will be spread across Flatiron School's other locations.

It's not clear whether this will become a continuing program, but it is clear that Kloss is passionate about ladies getting involved in the male-dominated world of coding. In a video for the Flatiron School, Kloss says, "I think it's crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we, as women, have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like."

Applications are due by May 1; the winner will be announced by the Flatiron School on May 10.

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