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NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) and Wisconsin seeks high-school-level young women to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology.

The competition for the 2013 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to any U.S. high-school-level female (grades 9-12). Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2013, and must be submitted online at no later than October 31, 2013.  Winners will be announced around December 10, 2013.

Please check our website  Information there includes help for girls to prepare their application, a recruiting document answering "What's In It for Me?" and a promotional flyer. 

Winners get cool prizes, gadgets, and scholarships, and can join a community of like-minded technical women. National award-winners are selected from across the country and the Wisconsin Affiliate Award competitions are selected from within Wisconsin.  All girls at all computing levels are encouraged to apply-we'd like to recognize aspirations, not just accomplishments!

The Wisconsin Affiliate award winners will receive an engraved award for both the student and her school and all awardees will receive other valuable prizes to be announced soon.


Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson