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Posted September 22, 2016

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award


The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award (sponsored by AT&T) publicly celebrates educators who encourage high school women’s interest and participation in technology pursuits. Educator Award recipients form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to encourage the participation of women in computing.
Any teacher, counselor, administrator, mentor, or other influencer who supports high school women’s passion for computing and technology is welcome to apply if he or she meets all of the following criteria:
• Applicant resides in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen residing in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. overseas military base.
• Applicant has a valid U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.
• Applicant has endorsed a completed 2017 Award for Aspirations in Computing application (for high school women). Endorsements must be completed by November 14, 2016.
• Applicant has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and persons residing in the same household).
Each Educator Award recipient receives $250 in cash and up to $750 for participation in computing-related professional development activities, recognition at a local Affiliate Award event, increased visibility in his or her school district and community, NCWIT resources and promotional items, and an engraved award for both the Educator and his or her school.
Educators can apply online at beginning September 1 and no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on November 28, 2016.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 700 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program is supported nationally by Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, Qualcomm, and the Symantec Corporation.