Calling all High School CS, IT, and CTE teachers working with students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary! Encourage eligible students to apply so their computer-related achievements & interests can be celebrated and nurtured!

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, more than 17,000 students have received an Award for AiC.

Applicants who meet all of the eligibility requirements outlined at will be considered for both the National and Regional Affiliate Award designations. You can also view awards and prizes at this website.

Application Details

Students can apply online at, beginning September 1, 2020 and submit their completed application no later than 11:59pm EST on November 5, 2020.