Columbia, S.C.—(Oct. 16, 2019)— High school women across the state with aptitude and aspirations in the fields of technology and computing are encouraged to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. This award 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.
This award is organized in South Carolina by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the South Carolina affiliate, IT-oLogy. Applications for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing close on Nov. 5, 2019. There is still plenty of time to complete the short-essay-based application.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing ambitions of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field and generate visibility for the participation of women in technology fields. Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding proficiency in technology and computing, and they will join a community of women, who share similar goals.
Recipients will be recognized at an event on Feb. 22, 2020 and will compete to win a $1,500 scholarship. Visit www.aspirations.org to apply and learn more about the award.
IT-oLogy’s mission is to attract, engage, and educate future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina is facing. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy was launched as a new initiative for South Carolina. In July of 2015, IT-oLogy was awarded 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit organization. IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a nonprofit community of more than 850 universities, companies, nonprofits and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources to take action in recruiting, retaining and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
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