Aspirations in Computing Application Endorsements: Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Log into aspirations.org

  • When your student submitted her application, you should have received an email asking you to complete an endorsement.
  • If you do not already have an account on aspirations.org, please create a new account here.
  • If you did not receive an e-mail from aspirations.org, have your student follow the on-screen instructions on her dashboard to resend the e-mail to you. Please be sure to check and spam folders.
  • If you already have an account on aspirations.org, log into your account.

Step 2: Click on the link in your email

  • In the email you received from aspirations.org, you will see a link to confirm your details and complete the endorsement.
  • After clicking on that link, you will be asked to confirm your email address.

Step 3: View application list on your dashboard

  • Navigate to your dashboard if you are not taken there after confirming your email address. You can click "My dashboard" at the top of the page.
  • For each application in your "Applications to Endorse" list, click on the Application Number to view the application.
  • Read through the application to review the answer the student wrote. Please, to the best of your abilities, check for accuracy with each student's application.
  • At the bottom of the page, there is a green "Add" link under "Endorsement." Click that button to begin the endorsement.

Step 4: Complete the Endorsement

  • Fill in each component of the endorsement. Specifically, mark Yes or No if you support the student as a candidate for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Also, mark Yes or No if you will commit to recognizing her achievements in your school, community, etc.
  • You may also add a custom written endorsement of the student. Please be sure to not use her name or other identifying information as the endorsements are used in the reviewing and winner selection process. We want applications to remain anonymous for those procedures.

Thank you for completing an endorsement for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing!