FAQs

STUDENTS

  • How do I apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing? Please click on the "Apply" button at top of the page. If you have already started an application, or have previously applied, please click on the "Log In" link at the top of the page instead. See the "how-to" guide for more help.
  • My Parent/Educator didn't receive their approval/endorsement email, can you resend it? Please have your parent/educator go to the "Request New Password" link to have their password reset and a new email sent out to them.
  • What is the deadline to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing? The application deadline has been extended until November 4.
  • What is the approval/endorsement deadline? The parent approval/educator endorsement deadline has beend extended to November 12. 
  • How does my parent/educator endorse my application? Please see the "how-to" guides for parent approvals and educator endorsements. The parent may also print, sign and either scan and email or fax the paper form back to aspirations@ncwit.org or (303) 735-6606.
  • Can I submit further information to support my application? I'm sorry, we cannot accept supporting materials for applications.
  • If I have already won an NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, can I apply again? Yes, you may reapply, but you are only able to win the National Award once.
  • When will I be notified that I have won? Notifications will be sent out in mid-December. The award ceremonies take place from January-May of the next year.
  • What are the application questions like? Please see our Preparing your Application guide.

VOLUNTEERS

  • How do I sign up to review applications or volunteer with my local affiliate? Please click on the "Register" button and register for the appropriate role.
  • I know of a scholarship/internship/summer camp that I think your students would be interested in. How do I publicize that opportunity? Please submit an opportunity using our form. We will review the opportunities and will post them if we feel it is appropriate for the audience.

EDUCATORS

  • How do I nominate a teacher for an Educator Award? Educator Awardees are selected from the pool of Educators that endorse students in their local area. The more students an educator endorses and the better quality comments they provide, the better their chances of winning an Educator Award will be.
  • I didn't receive my endorsement email, can you resend it? Please go to the "Request New Password" link, enter in the educator email address, and the educator's password will be reset and a new email sent out to the educator. Make sure that all users are logged out of aspirations.org on that computer before they click the link in their email. Once they click on the link they will be brought to their profile page. Please fill this page out and hit save before moving around the site or clicking on any other links. Make sure they add aspirations@ncwit.org to their safe email list so our emails don't get filtered out by their spam filter. Once they've saved their profile they will be brought to "My Dashboard" where they will see a link to endorse their student.
  • What is the deadline for the endorsement for my students? The endorsement deadline is 11:59PM Eastern time on November 12th. Please have all endorsements submitted by that date.
  • I have a student I would like to nominate for the award, how do I do that? We do not have nominations, but we do have a form where you can encourage your student to apply for the award. Once your student has applied they will select an educator endorser, and you will be able to add your comments about the student at that time.

PARENTS

  • I didn't receive my approval email, can you resend it? Please go to the "Request New Password" link, enter in the parent email address, and the parent's password will be reset and a new email sent out to the parent. Make sure that all users are logged out of aspirations.org on that computer before they click the link in their email. Once they click on the link they will be brought to their profile page. Please fill this page out and hit save before moving around the site or clicking on any other links. Make sure they add aspirations@ncwit.org to their safe email list so our emails don't get filtered out by their spam filter. Once they've saved their profile they will be brought to "My Dashboard" where they will see a link to approve their daughter.
  • How do I approve my daughter's participation? Please see the "how-to" guide for parent approvalsThe parent may also print, sign, and either scan & email or fax the paper form back to aspirations@ncwit.org or (303) 735-6606.
  • What is the deadline to approve my daughter's registration? Please approve your daughter's registration by 11:59PM Eastern time on November 12th. You may approve her registration at any time, so don't wait until the last minute.
  • I am the parent of a middle schooler. How can I find out more information about the AspireIT Middle School program? Please contact aspirations@ncwit.org for more information about an AspireIT program near you.

REVIEWERS

  • I've signed up to review applications, now what? Applications will be assigned to you on November 13th. When they are assigned we will send you an email with instructions on how to log in and review your applications.
  • I am a parent/educator, can I also review applications? No, parents and educators are not allowed to also review applications.
  • How do I sign up to review applications?  Please register as a reviewer. If you had previously reviewed applications for us you will just need to log into your account before November 12th and update your profile.