Florida’s presence at the awards ceremony is always impressive. Since our first showing in 2009, Florida’s young ladies have won 239 of the awards – the most of any state! Last year, Bank of America offered 18 paid summer internships to some of the National winners. Bank of America’s Jacksonville campus hosted one of these young ladies and I am looking forward to mentoring additional local winners and seeing these technology graduates return to our Bank for full-time employment opportunities.
As a reminder, each qualified National Award for Aspirations in Computing winner receives:
-$500 in cash
-a laptop computer
-a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony, held in Charlotte, North Carolina in March 2015
-an engraved award for both the student and the student’s school
-a possible paid summer-internship with Bank of America
Local Affiliate Awards are organized and hosted regionally and recognize outstanding winners at the local state level.
Each qualified Local Affiliate award winner will receive:
-an engraved award for both the student and the student’s school (supplied by NCWIT)
-various other prizes at the discretion of the local affiliate co-hosts – this could include gift bags containing gift cards, merchandise with visible sponsorship logos, etc.
The enthusiasm our state has shown for this program has been recognized by NCWIT. This year they added two additional Affiliate Award sites giving Florida the most Affiliate Award sites in the United States. I am pleased to announce that Bank of America has accepted the opportunity to co-host the NCWIT Affiliate Award in Jacksonville with the University of North Florida in April/May of next year. As soon as we have our final date, I will send that information to you and look forward to your attendance at the event.
The five sites are:
-Jacksonville (co-hosted by Bank of America)
-West Palm Beach
-Girls, grades 9-12
-Citizens of the United States of America
-Applicants with a demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/Computing and demonstrated leadership ability
-Past applicants, including National and local Affiliate runners-up and local Affiliate winners
For more information about eligibility requirements please visit www.aspirations.org
Also see the attached documents:
-Student Application Info