Apply Today For The Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Award

Learn More About the Aspirations Award Program

Aspirations in Computing Awards

Complete by November 5, 2021

Step 1: Visit the NCWIT website.

Step 2: Create a User Profile.

Step 3: Log in and apply.

This award honors high school students who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests.

Award recipients are selected based on computing and I.T. aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

Since the program’s inception over 600 students have been selected as Minnesota honorees; gaining access to paid internships, job shadow experiences, virtual mentor matches, skill building events, prizes, and much more!  In addition, Minnesota Aspirations Award applicants are automatically entered into the national NCWIT Aspirations Award competition.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Who may apply?

Students enrolled in Minnesota schools in grades 9-12 who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary.

Why Apply?

This award celebrates and recognizes your leadership ability and academic history, along with your computing-related interests, aspirations and achievements. Aside from access to internships, job shadow experiences, and mentor matches, as well as connections to employers and prizes, winning this award can be a life-transforming experience.

Additional Prizes

Award Recipients are eligible for additional prizes, including local and state media attention, cash rewards, and attendance at a Rising Star, Certificate of Distinction, or Top-Tier Honoree Ceremony.

***Note:  If in doubt about your readiness to be recognized, simply apply. You may be surprised with the outcome!

Keep in mind, all applicants are eligible and by applying you will be invited to participate in a variety of technology activities offered in the months ahead.

APPLYING FOR THE AWARD

Award Application Dates to Be Aware Of:

  • September 1, 2021: Aspirations in Computing High School & Educator Applications Open.
  • November 5, 2021: Aspirations in Computing High School Applications Close.

What should I include on my application?

  • Preview the application before applying
  • Review this file to help you gather all of the information you will need to complete your award application.
APPLICATION DETAILS  

It starts with honorees, parents, educators, and sponsors attending an awards banquet…..it continues with the honorees walking out the door with new powerful connections to help guide their technology education and career aspirations….it ends with Minnesota technology talent being fully prepared to address a myriad of business and social problems…

SPONSORS / SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Help inspire the next generation of technologists.
Become an Aspirations in Computing Award Program sponsor.

Learn more about sponsor opportunities, including donating prizes, hosting special events,  providing job shadow, mentor, and internship opportunities to award recipients, and more.

ASPIRATIONS AWARDS SPONSORS PAGE  
TO LEARN MORE, EMAIL RUSS FRAENKEL