NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing: Time to Apply

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2012 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing: Time to Apply

It’s time to start those applications: competition is officially open for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The Award 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 young, like-minded technical women. All girls at all levels are encouraged to apply: we recognize aspirations as well as accomplishments!




The 2013 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to any U.S. high-school-level female (grades 9-12). Applications are being accepted now through 11:59 PM on October 31, 2012.


National award-winners receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • A laptop computer
  • An engraved award (for both the student and her school)
  • An expenses-paid trip to the national Award ceremony (for the student and her parent/guardian) on March 9, 2013

Affiliate Award prizes vary by location. Visit for details.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Technical professionals, academics, college students, and past award recipients over 18 years of age are invited to volunteer. Sign up to serve on your local affiliate award committee or to review some of the inspiring applications.

Check It Out

White House Science Fair As the Aspirations in Computing Talent Pipeline Program grows, so does its prestige. Eleven award recipients represented NCWIT at the White House during three separate events over the last year: White House Champions of Change for Women and Girls in STEM, the White House Science Fair, and the Tech Inclusion Roundtable.

One Aspirations superstar spoke to the entertainment industry about STEM in the media at an Entertainment Industries Council event with Deputy Director for Policy, Thomas Kalil, from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She was chosen in part because of her submission to the Aspirations in Computing Video Challenge.

This summer, Aspirations in Computing recipients — including several high-school students — interned at NCWIT member organizations like Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm. These young women are top-notch! Check out the Award blog to read more about what they’ve been up to this summer.

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Spread the WordHelp us identify and support talented, passionate young women in computing! Share the Award for Aspirations in Computing with your friends. Like the Award on Facebook, post about it, or tweet about it.

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National Award Sponsor: Bank of America
National Affiliate Sponsor: Microsoft
Significant Support: Motorola Solutions Foundation and Google
Additional Support: Motorola Mobility Foundation, SANS Institute, Qualcomm, and Defrag


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