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Posted September 22, 2016

The NCWIT Collegiate Award, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qualcomm,

The NCWIT Collegiate Award, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qualcomm, honors the outstanding technical accomplishments of college women of any year of study. Conferred annually, the NCWIT Collegiate Award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential impact.
A college woman may apply to the Collegiate Award if she meets the following criteria:
• She is a member of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community.
• She is currently enrolled as an undergraduate (at a two- or four-year institution) or a graduate student pursuing a degree in computer science at an NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) member institution located in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or on a U.S. overseas military base. (View the full list of AA member institutions at
• She 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.
• She has a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax Identification number.
• She is 18 years of age and has graduated from high school at the time of application submission.
• She 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 Collegiate Award winner receives an engraved award; $10,000 in cash;* a trip to the NCWIT Summit on Women in IT in Tucson, Arizona on May 22-24, 2017, including a private networking reception and award ceremony; computing resources, gadgets, sponsor-branded swag, and more.
* Each Honorable Mention receives $2,500 in cash.
Students can apply online at no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on January 17, 2017.
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

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