The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is accepting applications for its Award for Aspirations in Computing, which honors young women who are active and interested in computing and technology.

The competition is open to girls in grades 9-12. Recipients are selected for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post-secondary education.

Affiliate award winners receive scholarship and internship opportunities, as well as getting access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community. National award winners receive various prizes, cash, and a trip to the Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., March 3-5 for a celebration and networking with Bank of America employees.

The application deadline is Nov. 7. Click here for more information.