Honoring young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests
The National and Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Award recipients will be selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Minnesota Aspirations Award applicants will automatically be entered into the national NCWIT Aspirations Award competition.
It starts with honorees and parents attending an awards banquet…..and ends with the young women walking out the door with numerous mentors to help guide their technology education and career aspirations.
Who may apply?
We encourage young women enrolled in Minnesota schools in grades 9-12 to apply.
Note: If in doubt about your readiness to be recognized, simply apply. You may be surprised with the outcome! All applicants are eligible, and will be invited to participate, in a variety of technology activities offered in the months ahead.
This award celebrates and recognizes your leadership ability and academic history, along with your computing-related interests, aspirations and achievements. Aside from the scholarships, connections to employers and prizes, winning this award can be a life-transforming experience.
Award Recipients are eligible for additional prizes, including Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and other higher education scholarships, tech devices, cash rewards, job shadowing opportunities and the grand prize … a paid summer IT internship at a Minnesota company or organization.
2020-21 Award Application Dates to Remember:
We are excited to announce these key dates for the upcoming season:
- September 1, 2020: Aspirations in Computing High School & Educator Applications Open.
- November 5, 2020: 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.