For Aspirations Alumnae and Aspirations Community Members

Applications for NCWIT AspireIT Round 5 are now open!

All Aspirations in Computing Award winners and runners-up, both National and Affiliate, ages 14 and older, and Collegiate members of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community may apply to be Program Leaders. Each Program Leader works in partnership with an NCWIT Alliance or Associate Alliance member (only non-profit partnerships may apply for funding from NCWIT).

  • Click here for Application Information (full RFP) - Read this first!!  You'll also need the Curriculum, Budget Template, and Budget Sample (as mentioned in the RFP), which are available on our Toolkit page.
  • To register, Aspirations in Computing Community members (Program Leaders) must first click here to log in. Then, you'll be able to fill out the Round 5 Registration form here. Note: Registration and application is submitted by the potential Program Leader on behalf of the team. Registration and Partner Verification must occur prior to application submission.

Registration for AspireIT (round 5) opens: Registration includes identifying Program Leader(s) and Program Partners

November 16, 2015

Registration deadline:

Last day to register a Program

January 25, 2016, 11:59 p.m., EST

Application deadline:

Application includes Program budget and Program Partner verification.

February 22, 2016, 11:59 p.m., EST

Application review period

February 23 to March 7, 2016

Program notification and acceptance period

March 14 to April 4, 2016


It’s never too early to start looking for a Program Partner!

If you are interested in being a Program Leader and need some assistance looking for a Program Partner, click here for instructions.

You might also try the following:

  1. Reach out to the local Affiliate organizers who awarded you the Aspirations Award and organized your local event. These volunteers are already invested in your success and supportive of your endeavors.

  2. Visit the Academic Alliance page at and contact the faculty representative at your college or a college in your community. Please note: The university/college holds the membership with NCWIT, not the faculty representative. If the Academic Alliance contact is unavailable to work with you, ask for recommendations of another faculty or staff member within the organization.

  3. Look at the organizations you are affiliated with in your community. Local chapters of Girl Scouts, 4H, Boys & Girls Club, Girls Inc., and many other youth organizations are already members of the K-12 Alliance. Visit to see which organizations are members.

  4. Look on your profile dashboard. There may be opportunities posted from potential partners looking for Program Leaders in your community.

  5. Are you working with your local school or nonprofit? They can join the NCWIT K-12 Associate Alliance membership directly.

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