Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for Students and Educators

It's application time!

It's application time for the 2015 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing and the 2015 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award!

Deadline: November 2, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST


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2015 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level (sponsored by Bank of America) and at the local level (sponsored by Microsoft), serving 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Criteria and Eligibility

Any U.S. high school woman with computing aspirations is eligible and encouraged to apply: NCWIT recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments. Aspirations Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education. For more detailed information, please visit www.aspirations.org/faqs. 


Each award recipient receives recognition at an award event, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg), and various other prizes — computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, engraved awards and certificates, and more. Additionally, National Award recipients receive:
  • $500 in cash
  • a laptop computer
  • a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 7, 2015
  • an engraved award for both the student and her school
  • networking opportunities with Bank of America employees
Students can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on November 2, 2014. 

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2015 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award (sponsored by AT&T) recognizes teachers, counselors, administrators, mentors, and other educators who make a special effort to support girls' interest in technology. 

Criteria and Eligibility

To be considered for the award, educators are asked to complete a short, online application and endorse at least one student for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. 


Each Educator Award winner receives recognition at a local Aspirations Award event and increased visibility in his or her school, district and community, $1,000 for participation in up to two computing-related professional development activities, and an engraved award for both the recipient and his or her school. 

Educators can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCEdAward no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on November 2, 2014. 

Ways to Get Involved


Technical professionals, academics, college students, and past award recipients 18 and over are invited to volunteer. Sign up to serve on your local Affiliate Award committee or to review some of the inspiring applications. For information about (these and other) volunteer opportunities with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program, email us ataspirations@ncwit.org. 

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Spread the WordHelp us identify and support talented, passionate young women in computing as well as the educators who support them! Share these award opportunities with your friends: Like us on Facebook or tweet about them (#NCWITAiC15). 

"Calling all HS creative coders, hackers, and designers! Apply now for the @NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing: www.aspirations.org." 

"Teachers and other educators supporting girls' interest in technology - Apply for the @NCWITAIC Educator Award: http://bit.ly/AiCEdAward." 

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