For Aspirations Alumnae and Aspirations Community Members

Applications for NCWIT AspireIT Round 5 will open in November!

Registration and applications for Round 5, programs taking place between June 15, 2016 and October 14, 2016 will open in November.

Funding is open to NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recipients (from any year, including runners-up) working in partnership with an NCWIT Non-profit Alliance member organization.

Would you like to learn more about how to apply? Click here to read the most recent Application Information (full RFP). You'll also need the Curriculum, Budget Template, and Budget Sample (as mentioned in the RFP), which are available on our Toolkit page.

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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