What is the award? The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Winners are recognized at an award event here in the community. All applicants will also be considered for the National award.
Why is the award important? By generating visibility for technical young women, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing encourages continued interest in computing, increases awareness of the gender gap in computing and IT, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation in computing.
What is my role? We are asking everyone to help promote the Award and encourage girls with accomplishments and aspirations in computing to apply. Please broadcast this opportunity among your networks and copy and distribute the attached Poster and Info Sheet to likely candidates. The Info Sheet describes eligibility criteria and supplies everything girls need to apply.
What is the application process? Please duplicate and distribute the poster and flyer and direct girls to http://www.aspirationsaward.org. Detailed instructions and eligibility information are found online.
What is the deadline? Please notify girls of this opportunity right away. Online applications opened September 15, 2011 and must be submitted and endorsed by October 31, 2011.