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OPPORTUNITY: Aspirations inf Computing

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered award structure includes designations at national and regional levels, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases. 


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



Any U.S. woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply and will be considered for both the National and Affiliate Award, if she also meets all of the criteria as specified at



Each National and Regional Affiliate Award winner, as well as each honorable mention receives: 

• recognition at a Regional Affiliate Award event* 

• an engraved award for both her and her school 

• scholarship and internship opportunities 

• entry to a peer-network of technical women in the NCWIT AiC Community 

• various prizes, such as computing resources, gadgets, swag, and more 


In addition to the prizes listed above, each National Award winner receives cash and a trip to the National Award Celebration in March 2018, hosted by Bank of America; each recipient with a Certificate of Distinction designation receives various prizes and entry to the NCWIT AiC Community. 


* Regional Affiliate Award honorable mentions are invited to an award event at the discretion of the Regional Affiliate Award team. 



Students can apply online at, beginning September 1, 2017 and no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on November 6, 2017. 



The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 900 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at