National Center for Women & IT – High School Young Women Awards

Posted: 30 September 2014
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 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

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.

image001Recipients receive two engraved awards: one for her, and one for her school’s trophy case. They also receive opportunities for scholarships, internships, research experiences, and other educational and employment opportunities provided by NCWIT member organizations.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and Connecticut  award to generate support and visibility for young women’s participation in computing around the country. Each local award taps into the powerful network of NCWIT Alliance members: teams from academia, non-profit organizations, startups, and corporations come together to build a community of support for young women interested in computing.

Applications are accepted from September 15 – November 2 each year. Award recipients are notified in mid-December and award events take place around the country January through May.  The CT NCWIT awards is tentatively scheduled to be held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus.

To apply, girls must register online. Click here to begin registration. Preview the application in English or in Spanish. You may also want to review the application how-to guide. Parents can review the approval how-to guide as well. For frequently asked questions about applying, approvals and endorsements please see our FAQ page

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to all high school girls residing in the US and you may re-apply each year. You may only receive the National award once.

The Connecticut NCWIT regional team is comprised of partners at the University of Connecticut, Pfizer, Cigna, Connecticut Wish Foundation, University of New Haven, The Hartford and many others.

Last year’s winners and runner-ups came from various high schools throughout Connecticut.

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Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the Connecticut NCWIT community.

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