NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards
The NEXT Awards celebrate past and present ES clients for excellence in recruiting and retaining women in computing education. The awards reflect and reward practices that NCWIT recognizes as having the most significant impact on the long-term goal of increasing the number of women in information technology and other computing-related fields. Departments receiving a NEXT Award show significant positive outcomes in women’s enrollment and graduation rates, and have excellent potential for building on these gains. Both small and large departments are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2019 NEXT Awards have closed.
Read about past award-winning initiatives online.
What are the Awards?
The Grand Prize ($100,000) and Second Place ($50,000) NEXT Awards for Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing are given to ES client organizations (department, departments, or college) that demonstrate a strong commitment to and proven results in recruiting and retaining women into undergraduate computing programs. Awardees are able to demonstrate: 1) an upward and sustained trend in admissions, enrollments, and graduations of women in the targeted majors; 2) a focus on institutional and structural change; 3) the effective use of NCWIT resources and strategies related to the ES Systemic Change model and appropriate to the organization’s particular circumstances; and 4) that the work is the result of a team effort.