04/09/2015 11:12 EDT | Updated 04/09/2015 11:59 EDT

Karlie Kloss Launches Coding Scholarship For Young Women

Karlie Kloss is taking beauty and brains to a new level.

The supermodel has just launched a new scholarship called Kode With Karlie, which aims to teach young girls how to code. The scholarship will begin this summer and will give 20 high school girls the chance to learn how to code at the Flatiron School in New York City.

Those selected for the scholarship will win free tuition to Flatiron Pre-College Academy's Introduction to Software Engineering course -- a two week course that teaches students how to create an app. Ten spots will be at the NYC campus, while the other ten will be located around the US.

The 22-year-old, who has spoken about her love of coding many times, took to Instagram to announce the scholarship:

She told Buzzfeed:

I'm so excited to partner with the Flatiron School to launch the Kode With Karlie scholarship and give twenty young women a chance to spend two weeks with other coding students learning and having fun this summer! If one girl leaves the course inspired to keep learning code, I’ll be happy!

Karlie also explained that whether you're a supermodel or a student, it's important for women to understand code because it's the language that's shaping our world in this technical age.

"Young women are shaping the world we live in and code is a tool for us to continue to have a big voice and say in our future."


If you'd like to apply for the scholarship, you can do so here.

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