Aspirations in Computing Awards are a program of the National Center for Women in Information Technology. These awards are meant to encourage young women who have an interest and aptitude in computing. Local and national winners receive recognition and prizes but more importantly they make close connections with industry professionals who will encourage them and support them in their future goals.
Applications are due October 31, 2013. Students will need their parents to register online and a recommendation from a mentor.
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. Award recipients receive cool prizes and gadgets, as well as access to scholarships, internships, and a community of like-minded, technical young women. Girls at all levels are encouraged to apply: we recognize aspirations as well as accomplishments!
The Award is open to any U.S. high-school female (grades 9-12). Applications are being accepted now through 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2013.
- National Award Winners 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 15, 2014
- an engraved Award for both the student and her school
- networking opportunities with Bank of America employees
Prizes for the local Affiliate Award programs vary. Visit http://www.aspirations.org for details.