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Karlie Kloss is funding a coding course for young women

Karlie Kloss is funding a coding course for young women

‘Kode with Karlie’

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In the summer of 2014, Karlie Kloss surprised fans by taking a coding course at the Flatiron School. The 2-week schooling sparked an interest in technology for the 22-year-old model – so much so, she has now announced that she is funding a scholarship for young women…

Model Karlie Kloss is known for her academic pursuits, and last summer the 22-year-old enrolled on a coding course at the Flatiron School. The two-week long study sparked a keen interest in technology for the Chicago-born beauty – so much so, she wants to spread the coding love.

Kloss took to Instagram last night to announce that she is funding a coding scholarship for young women, in partnership with the Flatiron School. Called 'Kode with Karlie', the course is the exact same one that Kloss took last year, and she is offering 20 women a chance to attend it for free. To apply, budding coding enthusiasts are invited to record a 60-second video explaining why they want to learn the unique tech – the model will hand select the winners, ten women will attend courses in NYC, and the other ten will attend the course across Flatiron School's other locations.

Speaking of the new collaboration, Kloss said that she is passionate about women entering the male-dominated world of coding: "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."

The deadline for applications is May 1 and the winners will be announced by the Flatiron School on May 10.

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