Host an Award
Building the Computing and IT Pipeline
The NCWIT aspirations award applicants represent a rich and ready source of young women highly qualified to enter the computing and IT workforce. Recognizing and encouraging their interest at this early stage could be the catalyst that propels them into studying computer science in college and ultimately pursuing a career in computing and information technology. NCWIT is seeking to grow the Aspirations Award program to recognize 1,000 young women annually across the nation.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Program leverages the network of over 200 NCWIT member organizations to recognize increasingly more girls each year by implementing the award locally. Hosting an Affiliate Award Program is fun, easy and rewarding!
Affiliate host organizations receive a complete toolkit for implementing the award program including:
- templates for publicity and promotion
- release forms
- guidelines for holding an award event
- access to the NCWIT online award application and review system
Affiliate hosts can be universities, corporations, K-12 organizations or a team of organizations working together. Affiliates can be any size, serving an entire state, a region or metro area. Download the Affiliate Application form and budget worksheet.
To host an Aspirations Award affiliate in your community, email us.
Affiliate Seed Fund
Thanks to generous support from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, we are offering seed grants to start Aspirations Award Affiliates. Applications are due September 30, 2012 for the 2012-2013 award season and must be accompanied by a completed Affiliate Application. Winners of the seed fund will be notified in Fall 2012.
Academic institutions and non-profit members are eliglble to receive this funding. APPLY HERE!
Get more info and spread the word!
- New Affiliate Webinar - all the details on becoming an Affiliate
- Executive Summary
- Program Report
- Award Poster (English | Spanish)
- Award Advertisement (Color | Black/White) (Drop in this jpg to advertise the award in print or online media.)