NCWIT Collegiate Award – Apply by Oct. 15th!

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The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact.

ELIGIBILITY Any U.S. woman is eligible to apply, if she also meets all of the criteria as specified at AiCCollegiateAward.

PRIZES Each Award winner and honorable mention receives:

  • a trip to the NCWIT Summit on Women and IT in Nashville, Tennessee in May 2019, including a private networking reception and award ceremony
  • computing resources, gadgets, sponsor-branded swag, and more
  • In addition to the prizes listed above, each winner receives $10,000 in cash, and each honorable mention receives $2,500 in cash.

APPLICATION DETAILS The 2019 NCWIT Collegiate Award will be conducted in two rounds: Preliminary and Finalist.

Preliminary Round: Students may apply online at, beginning on September 1, 2018 and no later than 8:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on October 15, 2018.

Finalist Round: Applicants representing three categories — (1) freshmen, sophomores, and two-year college students; (2) juniors and seniors; and (3) graduate students — will be selected from the Preliminary Round to participate in the Finalist Round. Students selected for the Finalist Round will be invited to complete their application online, beginning on December 10, 2018 and no later than January 18, 2019.

ABOUT NCWIT The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 1,100 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at