The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) says the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing will include affiliate award programs in Texas, Illinois, and Florida. Young women in high school who apply from these states will be entered into both the local and national competitions. A grant from the Motorola Foundation has made the affiliate award programs possible.
NCWIT created the Award for Aspirations in Computing to recognize the computing-related achievements of young women, generating the kind of visibility and support that will encourage female students to pursue their computing-related interests. Award winners are selected for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Winners and their school receive an engraved award.
Winners also receive a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony, which takes place March 27, 2010, in Charlotte, N.C.; $500 in cash; and a laptop computer.
From National Center for Women & Information Technology
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