Posted by Corricelli, Jacqueline on Aug 28, 2019
NCWIT Awards open in September.  Educator Applications are due December 2nd.  To apply, educators must go to  Student Applications are due November 5th.  To apply, students must go to  For more information, see the story below!
I am pleased to announce that beginning September 1, 2019, applications will be accepted for the 2020 Aspirations in Computing awards.  The awards are sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) which is an organization of more than 1100 universities, corporations, non-profits and government organizations that works to increase women’s participation in computing and technology.
Aspirations in Computing High School Award:
The Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.  Any US high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply.  Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.  Applications can be submitted anytime between now and November 5th, but I ask that you encourage your students to apply sooner rather than later.  The application includes a number of multiple-choice questions and short essays -- this should not take long to complete. To apply, students must go to
In April we celebrated the successes of 67 high school women from across Connecticut – the smiles of the students, their proud parents and teachers and the more than 100 Information Technology professionals attending the award event brightened the room. 
Aspirations in Computing Educator Award:
Behind every successful student is a professional educator who challenges students to achieve and grow.  The Aspirations in Computing Educator Award publicly celebrates educators who encourage interest and participation in technology by high school women.  Educator Award recipients form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to encourage the participation of young women in computing.  Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Mentors and other educators are all eligible and are welcome to apply – the deadline for applications is December 2nd.  To apply, educators must go to  
In April we recognized teachers from Wilbur Cross High School, Conard High School and Newington High School.
These award programs are wonderful recognition for the recipients, your schools and your communities.  I encourage you to have all eligible students and educators apply.   Please contact me should you have any questions or comments.
Darwin Kovacs