The Virginia Community is proud to host the Award for Aspirations in Computing in Virginia. Award recipients will be selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

This is an annual event at the national and regional level. We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply each year.

The 9th annual Virginia affiliate award reception will be held at Amazon Web Services in Herndon, VA on March 7, 2020.

All applications submitted will be reviewed and scored by educators and industry representatives across the country.  After the applications are scored, each affiliate then selects winners and honorable mentions. Winners and honorable mentions are high achieving young women, who are being recognized for their excellent academics, volunteer activities, and plans for post-secondary education. 

The goal of the national and regional affiliate programs is to honor girls who are “interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions.”  



Pictured above are our 2018 Virginia Aspirations winners, Virginia Affiliate Honorable Mentions, Virginia Affiliate Ones to Watch and NCWIT National Honorable Mentions who attended the celebration with their families and teachers. Representatives of our supporting companies and our organizing committee members also attended the celebration.  Read more in our press release for the event.

Allison Collier, a 2012 VA/DC regional winner and 2013 national winner, is now a junior studying computer science at Virginia Tech.  She made a video about what aspirations means to her. 

Please contact with any questions about the Virginia & Washington DC community.

Chair: Libby G. Bradford, Virginia Tech,

Organizing Committee:

Melinda Cloyes, Bank of America,

Marjorie Hash, Bank of America,

Tonya Johnson, Bank of America,

Kamaljeet Sanghera, George Mason University,

Kelly Shaw, University of Richmond,

Marietta Woodward, Bank of America,