Collegiate Award

The NCWIT Collegiate Award, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qualcomm, honors the outstanding technical accomplishments of college women of any year of study. Conferred upon up to six students annually, the Award recognizes technical projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential societal impact.


A college woman may apply to the NCWIT Collegiate Award if she meets the following criteria:


Each NCWIT Collegiate Award winner receives a $10,000 cash award, an engraved award, and a trip to the annual NCWIT Summit on Women & IT for recognition at an awards ceremony and an opportunity to network with Collegiate Award Sponsors at a private reception.

Each of the twelve women with honorable mentions receives a $2,500 cash award and a trip to the Summit and private reception.

Application Details

Applications for the 2018 NCWIT Collegiate Award are open Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 30, 2017.

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Immediate Family (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and persons residing in the same household) of employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT are prohibited from receiving the award.

For more information regarding the Award Application, review the Application Guide. For detailed information about the eligibility requirements and prizes, please review the Award Rules.

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