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2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards for 9th-12th Grade Women and Educators

National Center For Women and Information Technology is now accepting applications. Use this sharing package to help spread the word for 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards for 9th-12th grade women and educators, as well as college women.

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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.

CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY 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

PRIZES 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.

APPLICATION DETAILS 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.


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