“The 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. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local “affiliate” competitions to generate support and visibility for women’s participation in communities nationwide. ”
September 13, 2010 is when the application process will open.
Preparing Your Application PDF – this will help to get an application ready
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is a great program and all Computer Science teachers should encourage all of the girls in their respective Computer Science programs to apply. We have lots of girls in the Computer Science program at my school and they will all be encouraged to participate in the application process.
One of our girls was an award winner last year and was quite honored. My high school and district recognized her accomplishment and worked very hard to publicize her award. It meant a lot to her. The other Computer Science students thought she was quite the celebrity.