New Jersey

Event Information

Coming soon! 


NJ Award Committee:

Adele Cannie, Volunteer
Noel Diplan, School of Computer Science, Kean University
Leslie Foladare, Data Analyst, State of New Jersey
Yulia Kumar, School of Computer Science, Kean University
Monica Heller, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Prosperity Life Insurance Group
Lina Klebnov, TCS America
Jenny Li, School of Computer Science, Kean University
Hillary Mcdonald, TCS America

Steering Committee Chairs:

Patricia Morreale, Executive Director, Kean University
Avis Yates Rivers, Board of Directors of NCWIT, CEO of Technology Concepts

Please contact with any questions about the New Jersey awards.

Award recipients were selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

More details will posted here and emailed to award recipients after the middle of March.



Scholarship Opportunities in New Jersey for award winners

1. The Kean Foundation will provide two $5,000 scholarships to students involved in the NJ National Center for Women & Information Technology (NJ NCWIT). Aspirations in IT program.

Interested students should apply and be accepted to Kean and meet the scholarship qualifications.

The link to the application page is

From there, the blue scholarship application button is in the bottom-left corner. Applicants should type in "Hommer Scholarship" on the line where it asks which scholarship(s) they wish to be considered for.

Kean campus map:

Profile for Kean University - HigherEdJobs


2. The College of New Jersey is offering a scholarship of $5,300 to a winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The student must :

  • be accepted at TCNJ and enroll as a Computer Science major
  • demonstrate financial need (through FAFSA)
  • be a citizen of the U.S., a National of the U.S. (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as refugee under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the student continues to maintain eligibility as above and a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Please contact Dr. S. Monisha Pulimood (pulimood [at] tcnj [dot] edu) with any questions. 

Apply at :

TCNJ | The College of New Jersey


3. Rutgers University is offering a "Rutgers Aspirations in Computing" Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for their first year at Rutgers to all the winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing National Award, and all of the winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing New Jersey Affiliate and Philadelphia Affiliate Awards.

Scholarship are offered by the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences (in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science) and the Rutgers School of Engineering. To receive the scholarship, a student must be accepted through the normal Rutgers admissions procedure and must contact before the start of her first semester. School of Arts and Sciences recipients are required to take at least one class offered by the Department of Computer Science in their first semester at Rutgers.  School of Engineering recipients are required to take Intro to Computers for Engineers during their first semester at Rutgers.






For information on the New Jersey Aspirations program please contact:

NCWIT NJ Committee at




Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. Since 2007, NCWIT has inducted more than 2,500 young women into the Aspirations in Computing community and is helping to usher these women into technology careers.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local affiliate competitions to generate support and visibility for women's participation in communities nationwide. For information on the national program please visit