Calling all tech-savvy girls, coders, gamers and web divas!

Are YOU the future of technology?

 We are looking for young women with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology.

 The South Carolina Affiliate Aspirations Award acknowledges the computing achievements and aspirations of young women and generates visibility for women’s participation in computing-related pursuits.

Who is eligible?

»        Applicants must be high-school level girls (grades 9-12).

»        Applicants must live in South Carolina.

»        Applicants should have a demonstrated outstanding aptitude, interest in IT/computing and demonstrated leadership ability.

»        Applicants should have good academic history, a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

»        Applicants should have post-secondary education plans.

»        Past applicants, including semi-finalists, are encouraged to apply; however, previous award winners are not eligible to reapply or receive any awards.

»        Relatives of employees or board members of NCWIT are prohibited from receiving the award.

Why should I apply?

»        The Aspirations Award is a honor!

»        Winners will receive an iPad.

How do I apply?

Visit Online applications open September 15, 2012 and must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2012. Parent/guardian and school endorsement must be completed by 11:59 PM ET on November 9, 2012. Email any questions to [email protected].

The awards event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at IT-oLogy in Columbia, SC.

About IT-oLogy

IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession. To find out more about IT-oLogy programs, please visit

About SC Regional Education Centers

South Carolina has twelve Regional Education Centers across the state designed to create partnerships between education and business. These centers serve as a collaboration of universities, school districts, economic development agencies and businesses all with the common goal of developing a more high skilled workforce for South Carolina.

About Winthrop University

Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, comprehensive teaching university with a student body of nearly 6,000 students. To find out more about Winthrop’s 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs, visit

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