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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award Recognitions offers three distinct awards that honor aspirations, abilities, technical accomplishments, and influential guidance in computing.

Help NCWIT spread the word to 9th-12th grade students and college students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary; and to the educators who support them.

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Spread the Word

Spread the Word

Share these award opportunities with your peers and colleagues via social media:

  • 9th-12th grade #womxnintech with any level of computing experience can apply for the @NCWITAIC Award. // www.aspirations.org/AiCHSAward #NCWITAiC20
  • Educators of all kinds who support students’ interest in tech: apply for the @NCWITAIC Educator Award: www.aspirations.org/AiCEduAward. #NCWITAiC20
  • College students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary w/ apps, robotics, and data visualization projects can apply for the Collegiate Award: www.aspirations.org/AiCCollegiateAward. #NCWITAiC20

Get more sample messaging, as well as flyers and posters, from the Spread the Word webpage. Follow AiC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay in the loop about the latest news and opportunities to get involved!

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About the Awards

Award for AiC

Aspirations Award Logo

The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, nearly 14,000 students have received an Award for AiC.

Learn about eligibilities, prizes, the application process, and more online.

The Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Motorola Solutions Foundation.

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AiC Educator Award

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The AiC Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging  9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary to explore their interests in computing and technology. The award recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing. Since 2011, more than 500 educators have been recognized and have received more than $225,000 in professional development funding to improve their computing education skills.

Learn about eligibilities, prizes, the application process, and more online.

The AiC Educator Award is sponsored by AT&T.

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NCWIT Collegiate Award

Collegate Award Logo

The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. The Collegiate Award is open to all AiC Community members who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (community college, college, or university) with a major or minor in a computing or engineering discipline, who have contributed substantially to a technical project involving computing or IT.

Learn about eligibilities, prizes, the application process, and more online.

The Collegiate Award is sponsored by Qualcomm with additional support from Palo Alto Networks.

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The entire Aspirations in Computing program platform is supported generously by Apple. Aspirations in Computing also receives support for specific national program elements. The Cognizant U.S. Foundation provides broad support for growing the Aspirations program in strategic regional efforts. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is supported by Bank of America; the NCWIT Educator Award is supported by AT&T; the NCWIT Collegiate Award is supported by Qualcomm and Amazon with additional support from Palo Alto Networks; Microsoft and Motorola Solutions Foundation support the Aspirations Affiliate program; and Facebook sponsors the Aspirations in Computing Community.
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