Aspirations in Computing

Aspirations in Computing is a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) designed to increase meaningful participation of women in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships. Aspirations in Computing is the only national level talent development program for young women in computing and information technology. The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program engages young women interested in technology and computing. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the program encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women's participation in computing and IT. (NCWIT, 2016)

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered structure includes recognition at the national and local levels, serving all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases. (NCWIT, 2016)

See our 2017 Student and Educator awardees from Mississippi at the NCWIT Aspirations website!  Student winners receive a $500 scholarship to Mississippi State University.