NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

  • NCWIT LogoThe NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.  Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. 

    • Offers both a national and local award competition
    • Applications are accepted from September 15-October 31 each year
      • Girls in high school grades 9-12 are eligible
      • Girls can register anytime.  Registrants will be notified when applications open
      • Parents must provide their permission on the application for their daughter's application to be complete
      • Each applicant must have an endorsement by their teacher for the application to be complete
    • Award recipients are notified in early December
    • Award event for Western & Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia will take place in Spring 2015 on the campus of Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

    Aspirations in Computing Educator Award

    Identifies outstanding educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging young women to explore their interest in computing and technology, and recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing.

    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 2015 or 2016 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, fuall-time status, and make annual academic progress towards a degree in Computer Science.


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