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Quote from Award RecipientNCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community

A college entry point into the Aspirations Community is available for technical women in college who weren’t previously exposed during high school.

Benefits to women who become part of this vast network include:

  • private invitations to virtual and in-person meetups
  • visibility for technical achievements
  • computing outreach programs in local communities for growing members’ leadership and entrepreneurial skills
  • hands-on activities for exploring computer science concepts
  • exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and job opportunities

Applications for the Aspirations in Computing Community are always open!


A college woman may apply to the Aspirations Community if she meets all of the following criteria:

* Winners of the Award for Aspirations in Computing are automatically inducted and need not apply.

** If your school is not currently an NCWIT Academic Alliance member, a faculty member can sign up to join (it's free!) by filling out the Academic Alliance Membership Form.

Application Details

Applications are required of all undergraduate and graduate students. Create or update your application here.

Please note: If you are a recipient of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (for young women in grades 9 through 12), you will be automatically accepted, however, you still need to submit the AiC Community application.

The Aspirations in Computing Community is financially supported by Bloomberg with college entry sponsorship and additional support by Qualcomm.

NCWIT Collegiate Award

The NCWIT Collegiate Award, sponsored by Qualcomm and Amazon with additional support from Palo Alto Networks, honors the outstanding technical accomplishments of collegiate women at all levels. Conferred annually, the NCWIT Collegiate Award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact.

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