National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards recognizes both the accomplishments and potential of bright young women who aspire to careers in technology. Awards are made at both the national level and by local affiliate partners.
National award-winners receive:
- $500 in cash
- a laptop computer, provided by Bank of America
- a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina
- an engraved crystal award for both the student and the student’s school
Local award winners attend a local banquet and receive a variety of prizes from sponsors.
Both national and local award winners are eligible for scholarships at a growing number of colleges nation-wide.
Apply by October 31, 2012. You will select which region you are applying for and automatically be entered to the National Competition. You will need an endorsement from an adult sponsor who will fill out a support form online by November 9, 2012.
P.S. Poke around on the NCWIT website, there is lots of good stuff on there including a really useful list of resourcesfor girls and parents.