NCWIT & ACM-W Student Seed Fund

Since 2011, the NCWIT Student Seed Fund has invested $316,250 in more than 157 student-run programs for women in computing at non-profit, U.S. Academic Alliance member institutions nationwide (excluding U.S. territories). Programs have included programming workshops, tech summits, peer mentoring and support, professional training, after-school programs, and the creation of multimedia materials — all aimed at increasing recruitment and retention of women and other underrepresented groups in computing.


Applications are currently closed, and will not be taken until further notice.

Create and Expand WiC Groups on Campus

The NCWIT and ACM-W Student Seed Fund offers an opportunity to create or expand ACM-W chapters on college and university campuses.

WiC groups on campus can increase women’s confidence and enjoyment of their technical studies, help reduce feelings of isolation, dispel common myths and stereotypes, and empower students to actively recruit and mentor other women. NCWIT offers a brief guide, which discusses how to get a group started and to build its structure, the importance of maintaining an open and public presence, possible activities, ways to build membership, and the value of affiliating with other groups. View the “13 Tips for Creating and Sustaining a Women in Computing Group on Your Campus” resource.

Past Student Seed Fund Winners

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Previous Sponsors

NCWIT would like to thank past sponsors for their generous support --, Symantec, and Return Path.