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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

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    Aspirations LogoThe National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is now accepting applications for the:

    • Any U.S. high school woman with outstanding aptitude and interest in computing is eligible to apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing, sponsored by Bank of America at the national level and Microsoft at the local level. Award for Aspirations in Computing; 
    • Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.

    Any U.S. high school educator who encourages women’s interest and participation in technology pursuits is eligible to apply for the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award, sponsored by AT&T. 

    Each award recipient receives recognition at an award event and various prizes including computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, engraved awards, and more. Additionally, recipients are granted exclusive online access, financially supported by Bloomberg, to a network of supporters and tech-related opportunities as encouragement to persist in computing education and careers.

  • The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    NCWIT Group 1Calling all hackers, coders, and technical high school women! Applications for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing are now open to any U.S. high school woman with computing aspirations.* This multi-tiered competition honors young women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Each Affiliate award winner receives recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, 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, and more. 

    Additionally, each National award winner receives $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 5, 2016, and networking opportunities with Bank of America employees. 

    Students can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward beginning September 1, 2015 and no later than 8:00 p.m. EDT on October 26, 2015. Students at all levels are encouraged to apply: NCWIT recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments! 

    • Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 with a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number is eligible to apply if she attends a high school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending a high school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. military base. 

    The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is sponsored by Bank of America at the national level and Microsoft at the local level. Additionally, the Aspirations program is supported nationally by Apple, AT&T, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and the Symantec Corporation. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.  

    Applications for the 2016 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing are open now! 

    CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY

    Saint Francis University Computer Science Department Offers Scholarship

    The Department of Computer Science at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce it will offer a yearly $3,000 scholarship for up to four years to any winner or runner up of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must enroll at Saint Francis University in the Fall of 2016 or 2017 and major in Computer Science. This award will be renewable for up to four years with the conditions of maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time status, and make annual academic progress towards a degree in Computer Science.

    Aspirations in Computing Educator Award

    Calling all teachers, counselors, administrators, mentors, and other educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in technology pursuits! Applications for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Educator Award are now open. To be considered for this award, high school educators must complete a brief, online application and endorse at least one student for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Each Educator Award recipient receives $250 cash award, recognition at a local Aspirations Award event and increased visibility in his or her school district and community, up to $750 for participation in computing-related professional development activities, and an engraved award for both the educator and his or her school. Recipients also form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to encourage the participation of girls in computing. 

    Educators can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCEdAward  beginning September 1 and no later than 8:00 p.m. EDT on November 9, 2015.

    The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award is sponsored by AT&T. Additionally, the Aspirations program is supported nationally by Apple, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and the Symantec Corporation. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.

  • About Aspirations in Computing and NCWIT 

    Aspirations in Computing provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond, encouraging persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement at each pivotal stage of their educational and professional development. AiC is supported nationally by Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and the Symantec Corporation. AiC serves 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. military bases overseas. Find out more at www.aspirations.org. The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and platforms for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org. NCWIT receives significant financial support from Lifetime Partner Apple, Strategic Partners NSF, Microsoft, Bank of America, Google, and Intel, as well as from Investment Partners Avaya, Pfizer, Merck, AT&T, Bloomberg, and Hewlett-Packard. View all of NCWIT’s supporters at www.ncwit.org/about/supporters.