Toptal is currently offering scholarships to female developers. Any female dev—or aspiring dev—older than 13 can apply. The scholarship is international, and there are no educational requirements.

The scholarship was inspired by recent figures released by tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook; women make up only about 16% of the engineering workforce in the tech industry. And when it comes to Open Source, numbers are even worse—women make up only about 6% of users on GitHub.

Winners will receive $5,000  to be used toward education or professional development, including coding bootcamps, online programming courses, and textbooks. They’ll also get a year of one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal senior developer, who may help them prepare for interviews, give project guidance, or offer advice on study and career issues.

There will be one winner per month starting November 2015 for an entire year.

There are several steps to applying, which you can take a look at below:

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The application can be found here.

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Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.