The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an award for “Aspirations in Computing” each year.
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and a trip. And, if you are selected, you also have a chance to win college scholarships.
This award is just for aspirations in computing and technology. You don’t have to be an expert or even have done any programming or built websites yet. They are just looking for young women who are interested in the field.
The application asks about your interests and has a few short essay questions, plus you’ll need a recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Here is information about the application process: NCWIT Aspirations Application Info.
I encourage all of the women in my classes to consider applying for this award!
Go here to apply: Aspirations in Computing. The deadline is October 31.