Friday, October 16, 2009

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Applications are open now through November 15, 2009 for the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing!

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation.

I encourage all female high school students in the BDPA family to apply now for the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. All US high school young women (grades 9-12) are invited to apply.

The application is completed online and includes essay-style questions. Download the preparing your application checklist for all the information you will need to complete the application process. Applicants will have until November 15, 2009 to complete their applications.

Awardees are selected for their demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.

Each qualified national awardee will receive:
  1. $500 in cash

  2. laptop computer, provided by Bank of America

  3. a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony, March 27, 2010, held in Charlotte, North Carolina

  4. an engraved award for both the student and the student's school

Through a generous grant from the Motorola Foundation, there will be additional Affiliate Award programs in Texas, Illinois & Florida. The application period is the same and students who apply from these states will be entered into both the local and national competitions. Affiliate award prize packages will vary by location.

Please contact Ruthe Farmer by phone (303.735-5578) or email if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

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