High School Award
NCWIT AiC changes what’s possible for women in technology from K-12 through career by offering the kind of encouragement that combats isolation, enables long-term persistence, opens doors, and changes lives. AiC uses program elements that spark interest in computing (AspireIT); recognizes and celebrates women’s technical aspirations and abilities, as well as the educators who support them (AiC Award Recognitions); and, provides an expansive, supportive network (AiC Community).
Who Can Apply?
The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, more than 17,000 students have received an Award for Ai.
How To Apply
Then, students can apply online, beginning September 1st and submit a completed application by the early deadline by 11:59 p.m Eastern Standard Time (EST) on (early deadline date) to receive an invitation to the AiC Tech-Blazers VIP Event. To be considered for the 2021 Award for AiC, applicants must submit an application by the final deadline at 11:59 p.m. EST on (final deadline date).
The application includes several short essays and multiple-choice sections:
- You may want to review the Application Step-by-Step Guide.
- Parents can review the Approval Step-by-Step Guide as well.
- Have your educator follow the Endorsement Step-by-Step Guide to complete their endorsement.
For frequently asked questions about applying, approvals, and endorsements, please visit the FAQ page.
- A Computing Career Offers Job Security, High Salaries, and Meaningful Work
- For someone choosing to study computing now, the prospect of finding a job in the field is extremely good. By 2026, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts 3.5 million computing-related job openings in the U.S. However, far too few people are being trained to fill those jobs.
- Compared to other major occupational groups, computing tends to pay very well. The median annual pay for computing occupations is approximately $76,000 a year, more than for any other occupational group, except management.
- Technology professionals work on creative teams to develop cutting-edge products and solutions. They are at the forefront of solving health problems, improving the environment, keeping us connected, and more.
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