NCWIT Aspirations Award


The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is a great opportunity (with great prizes) for any young women in computing you might know. The award recognizes young women with aspirations in computing disciplines and raises the visibility of women’s participation in computing.

The deadline is fast approaching (April 30) and this year’s award is a pilot for the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New York City. If you live in one of those metro areas, please read on!

Online self-nominations must be submitted by April 30, 2008. Supporting documents must be received by NCWIT by May 2, 2008.

Each qualified awardee will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • a laptop computer, provided by Bank of America
  • an expenses-paid trip, provided by Bank of America, for each awardee and a parent/legal guardian, to attend the Bank of America Celebrating Stars of the Future Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony, August 1-3, 2008, in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • an engraved award for both the student and the student’s school
  • inclusion in a video that highlights her accomplishments in computing, her future aspirations, and her participation in the Award events in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as a copy of the final Award video
  • For awardees who will be high school seniors in the Fall of 2008, an expenses-paid trip for the awardee and an accompanying parent/legal guardian to attend NCWIT’s national workshop on Women and IT at the University of California at Irvine, November 5-6, 2008.

For more information and videos of past winners, please visit the NCWIT award site:


Posted on April 16, 2008, in Communications. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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