Applications are Open for the 2016 NCWIT Collegiate Award

It's application time!

It’s application time for the
2016 NCWIT Collegiate Award!

Applications are open through 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 25, 2016.

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2016 NCWIT Collegiate Award

The NCWIT Collegiate Award, sponsored by HP and Qualcomm, honors the outstanding technical accomplishments of college women of any year of study. Conferred upon up to six winners annually, the Award recognizes technical projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential societal impact.


A college woman may apply for the Collegiate Award if she meets the following criteria:

  • She is a member of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community.
  • She is currently enrolled at an NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) community college, four-year college or university, or other AA higher education institution within the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or on any U.S. overseas military bases.
  • She is an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in computing.

View the Collegiate Award Rules Sheet for a complete list of eligibility requirements.


Each Collegiate Award winner receives a $10,000 cash award, an engraved trophy, and a trip to the annual NCWIT Summit on Women and IT for recognition at an awards ceremony and an opportunity to network with Collegiate Award Sponsors at a private reception.

Each of the twelve women with honorable mentions receives a $2,500 cash award, a framed certificate, and a trip to the Summit and private reception.

Application Details

Students can apply online at no later than 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 25, 2016.

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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) 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, Qualcomm, and the Symantec Corporation. Find out more at


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